Tony® winner Lillias White will take over the role of Hermes in Broadway's Hadestown beginning September 13 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. She will succeed original cast member T. Oliver Reid, who previously followed Tony winner André De Shields.
White will be the first female-identifying actor to play the role. Due to previous commitments, she will not perform in the Tony-winning musical November 2-4, November 10-13, and November 17-20. Reid will depart the show September 4.
“I'm over the moon about Lillias stepping into this role. She's a total legend, has an earth-shattering voice, and will bring a grace and warmth to the role that is completely her own. Hadestown is a myth, and so we've always felt these characters can mold to whomever is playing them and take on new life and meaning with each new actor/spirit," says director Rachel Chavkin...READ MORE