Broadway Cast Creative Team

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Phillip Boykin

Hades

Phillip Boykin is a 2012 Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for his work in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. He is also a Grammy Award nominee for his role as Tonton Julian in the Tony Award-winning Once On This Island. Winner of a Theatre World Award and The Distinguished Alumni and The Anchor Award from the U of H Hartt School of Music. Other performances on Broadway: The Music Man, On the Town and Sunday in the Park With George. Other performances: Joe in the National Tour of Show Boat, The Pirate King/Samuel in Pirates of Penzance, Ken in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Crown/Jake in Porgy and Bess, Caiaphas in JCS, and Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel, Fred in Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Lion in The Wiz, and Jim in Big River, just to name a few. Phillip performed as Booker T. Washington in the Anniversary Concert of Ragtime at Lincoln Center. Mr. Boykin portrayed the role of Big Hand in the movie Freedom (starring Cuba Gooding Jr.) and The Driver in Top Five (starring Chris Rock). He also studied at SC State University, Howard University, and the NC School of the Arts. He has toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Russia, Poland, and North America. Mr. Boykin is the Founder, Director, and Manager of the NY GOSPEL BROTHERS.

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Isa Briones

Eurydice

Isa Briones is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in Hadestown! Isa recently starred in the Disney+ series, “Goosebumps,” based on the books of the same name by R.L. Stine. She is also known for her series regular role opposite Sir Patrick Stewart in “Star Trek: Picard,” where she played multiple main characters. In addition, she lent her singing voice to the “Picard” finale in their first season. Isa's TV and stage credits include FX’s “American Crime Story: Versace” (recurring), the First National Touring Company of Hamilton, and Next to Normal (East West Players), for which she won an L.A. Ovation Award. Recently, Isa appeared as Rizzo in Musical Theatre West’s production of Grease. The performing gene runs in the family as Isa’s parents are Jon Jon Briones (Netflix’s “Ratched,” Miss Saigon) and Megan Johnson Briones (Miss Saigon), and her brother is Teo Briones (USA/Syfy's “Chucky,” “Wind River”).

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Jon Jon Briones

Hermes

Returning to Broadway this spring, Jon Jon Briones stars as Hermes in the Tony Award-winning Hadestown. Previously he played the Engineer in the London West End & Broadway revival of Miss Saigon, a role which garnered him Olivier and Drama Desk nominations and a Theater World Award. Briones has a bustling career, encompassing stage, screen, and television. Most recently he starred in the Amblin feature The Last Voyage of the Demeter, played series regular Gabriel Alonto in the FX limited series “Class of 09,” and Maurice in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.” Briones is best known for his starring role in Ryan Murphy’s Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series “Ratched,” where he portrayed Dr. Richard Hanover opposite Sarah Paulson. Other popular performances have been Modesto Cunanan in “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” “Star Trek: Picard,” and “American Horror Story.” Briones lends his vocal talents to the ongoing Nickelodeon series “Transformers: Earthspark” as well as “Trese” on Netflix.

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Ani DiFranco

Persephone

Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. She has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Bon Iver, Brandi Carlile, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Chuck D., and many more. Her most recent albums include 2021’s Revolutionary Love and the June 2023 25th Anniversary Edition reissue of her seminal album Little Plastic Castle, both on her own label Righteous Babe Records.  Her memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream was released in May 2019 by Viking Books and was a New York Times Top 10 best seller. Her debut children’s book The Knowing is out now.  

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Jordan Fisher

Orpheus

Jordan Fisher recently reprised the role of Anthony in the hit Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd opposite Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford. Prior to that, he broke ground in the Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen as the first Evan of color to take over the role full-time. Jordan recurred for two seasons on CW’s “The Flash” as Bart Allen/Impulse. He was seen in the Netflix dance film Work It opposite Sabrina Carpenter, and appeared in the sequel to the wildly popular Netflix rom-com franchise To All the Boys Ive Loved Before as John Ambrose. Jordan starred in and Executive Produced Ace Entertainment’s rom-com film Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between based on the YA novel by Jennifer E. Smith. He played Mark Cohen in FOX’s Rent Live and was the breakout star of the Grease Live telecast on FOX, where he sang and played guitar in the role of Doody opposite Carly Rae Jepsen and Julianne Hough. Other past credits include a recurring role on the hit MTV series “Teen Wolf.” He made his Broadway debut to rave reviews in Hamilton as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton. Soon after, Lin-Manuel Miranda asked him to sing the Moana anthem “You're Welcome” as a duet together for the animated feature soundtrack. Jordan was well known to young audiences as Dove Cameron’s love interest on the hit Disney Channel series “Liv and Maddie.” He spent two seasons on the ABC Family hit series “Secret Life of the American Teenager” as Jacob, the pushy surprise step-sibling from South Africa. He appeared in the Disney Channel original movie musical franchise Teen Beach Movie, which was named the second highest rated TV movie in cable history, as Seacat, the lovable, bucket hat-wearing, singing, dancing head of the surfer gang! He is an accomplished dancer and choreographer who won the 2018 mirror ball on “Dancing with the Stars” in their 25th season on ABC, and went on to host “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” on ABC. He also hosted and performed at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards and was nominated for best new artist for his EP on Hollywood Records.

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Stephanie Mills

Hermes

Stephanie Mills, the soulful songstress from Brooklyn, New York, has woven her mesmerizing voice into the fabric of American music, enchanting audiences for decades. At 7, she was baptized at Cornerstone Baptist Church, pastored by Dr. Sandy F. Ray. Mills discovered her passion for singing while performing at the Negro Ensemble Company, and at the tender age of 11, she entered the Amateur Night competition at The Apollo Theater—winning six weeks straight, landing a professional booking to open for The Isley Brothers. She later auditioned and procured her first Broadway chorus role in Maggie Flynn—with a nine-month run, segueing into a recording contract with Paramount Records. “I Knew It was Love” was her debut single that caught the ear of DJ Ken Harper on AM radio, who reached out for her to audition for the Broadway production of The Wiz—igniting a flame that would blaze brightly across stages worldwide. 

Mills’ meteoric rise to prominence began at age 17, when she stepped into the iconic silver slippers of Dorothy. In a run that lasted nearly five years, her spellbinding performances earned her critical acclaim and introduced her extraordinary talent to the world stage. There, under Broadway’s bright lights, Mills’ journey as a professional singer and actress took flight. In 1979 her debut album What Cha Gonna Do with My Lovin’ opened the door to her recording success. In 1980, her second album Sweet Sensation showcased Mills’ unparalleled vocal prowess. The album’s standout tracks, including the Grammy-winning “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” solidified Mills’ status as a powerhouse in the realm of R&B and soul music, along with her American Music Award in 1982 for Favorite Female Artist. With a voice that effortlessly traverses the depths of emotion, Mills captured the hearts of millions with her platinum-selling albums and chart-topping singles. To continue honing her acting chops throughout her singing career, she also took to the road—starring in various touring productions—from Ragtime to David Talbert. In December 2015, airing on NBC, she returned to the cast of “The Wiz Live,” this time around as Aunt Em. In 2023, she starred in Lifetime Networks Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story as Birdie Moore. 

Throughout her illustrious career, Mills has received numerous accolades and awards. From heartfelt ballads to infectious dance anthems, her discography is a testament to her versatility and enduring appeal. In 2024, she continues to evolve as an artist, with an upcoming return to the Broadway stage, while staying true to her soulful roots—a recording deal with new music on the way, a new book on the horizon and exploring new territories on the touring scene. 

Beyond her professional achievements, Mills’ philanthropic efforts and advocacy work have left an indelible mark on society. She has lent her voice to numerous charitable causes, using her platform to amplify marginalized voices and promote social justice. 

As she continues to captivate audiences with her timeless melodies and soul-stirring performances, Stephanie Mills remains a beacon of inspiration in the world of entertainment. Her legacy is not only one of musical excellence but also of resilience, passion, and unwavering dedication to her craft. To this credit, she was selected as the Black Girls Rock Lifetime Achievement Living Legend Award recipient for 2024, upon their triumphant return to TV. With each note she sings, Mills reaffirms her rightful place among the Icons of American music, leaving an indelible imprint on the hearts of all who have the privilege of listening.

 

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Maia Reficco

Eurydice

Maia Reficco is one to watch, as she continues to build a notable and diverse resume across film, television, music, and the stage.

Reficco stars as one of the leads, or “Liars,” in the HBO Max Original Series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, which returns for Season 2 this May under the new title Pretty Little Liars: Summer School. Helmed by Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama follows a brand-new set of Liars who find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant. Reficco portrays ‘Noa,’ a striving, sardonic track star who’s working hard to get her life back to normal after a summer spent in juvenile detention.

Following, Reficco stars alongside KJ Apa and Eric Dane in One Fast Move, the action-adventure film from writer-director Kelly Blatz for Amazon Prime Video. The story follows a dishonorably discharged soldier (Apa) who seeks out his estranged father (Dane) to help him pursue his dream of becoming a professional motorcycle racer. While training, he meets a small-town, aspiring singer (Reficco) who begins to break down the walls his father’s absence had built up. The film is set to release on August 8th. 

Reficco most recently starred alongside Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke in the Netflix dark comedy feature Do Revenge, directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. She recently wrapped production on A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow—a new film based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Laura Taylor Namey.

Reficco rose to fame in Latin America for her role as ‘Kally’ in the hit Nickelodeon series Kally’s Mashup, for which she earned several Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Since then, she’s been releasing original music via Sony Music Latin – her latest single is “Rápido y Furioso.” She has also starred in various stage productions including the Broadway Center Stage’s Next to Normal at the Kennedy Center and the Encores! Production of Evita at New York City Center.

Reficco resides in Bueno Aires, Argentina.

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Yola

Persephone

Yola is a six-time Grammy-nominated artist, songwriter, and actor who has achieved critical acclaim, breakout success, and has been proclaimed one of the most exciting and innovative artists in music today. NPR called her latest album, Stand For Myself (2021), the “best soul record of the past 20 years,” while Rolling Stone championed her as “one of contemporary pop’s greatest singers, who just so happens to also be one of its sharpest songwriters.”   

Yola made her acting debut as the founder of rock and roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, in Baz Luhrmann’s musical drama, Elvis, and earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture. She made her awards show performance debut at the American Music Awards in November 2022, as their featured “Song of the Soul” performer. That same evening the Elvis movie soundtrack won the “Favorite Soundtrack” award. Yola is a member of The Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective, and to celebrate Yola’s impact and influence on music, her guitar was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Right Here, Right Now” exhibit. 

Yola is currently working on a R&B/Soul project that will surely add another gem to her genre-fluid catalog.

 

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BELÉN MOYANO

Fate

Broadway debut! Born in Buenos Aires, Belén is passionate about representation and Spanish-language projects. Tour: Hadestown. Regional: American Mariachi, Prince of Egypt, Tarzan, In the Heights. USU alum; Edify Justice Advocates co-founder; McCobb Mortality Services podcast musical producer. Este es para mi familia y todos los DREAMers. @belencitamoyano

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KAY TRINIDAD

Fate

An original Broadway cast member, Kay rejoins the company — now with two kids in tow! The Little Mermaid (Aquata/OBC). Off-Broadway: Bare (Diane). Regional: Lempicka (WTF); Children of Eden (Aysha/The Kennedy Center); Spelling Bee (Marcy/Cleveland Playhouse, Cape Playhouse); The King and I (Tuptim/Maltz Jupiter, MTWichita); Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette/BTG); Beauty and the BeastThe Addams Family (The Muny); Waterfall (5th Ave., Pasadena Playhouse); Allegiance (The Old Globe). Love and gratitude to friends, family, DGRW, Mike, Nisa, Trinidad, and God!  kaytrinidad.com

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Brit West

Fate

Broadway: The Color Purple. TV: “Power,” “Flesh and Bone,” “FBI: Most Wanted.” Tour Favorites: Hadestown (Persephone), The Color Purple, Dreamgirls (Effie), Frozen (Bulda), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Legally Blonde (Pilar). Regional Favorites: Yale Rep, Hollywood Bowl/LA Philharmonic, Deloris in Sister Act (Fulton), Ado Annie in Oklahoma! (Music Circus), The Color Purple (Paper Mill), Legally Blonde (Ogunquit, NC Theatre). @brit_west

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Emily Afton

Worker

Broadway: AmélieHair. National Tour: HairPriscilla Queen of the Desert. Regional: Amélie (CTG), Waitress (ART). When not doing theatre, she tours nationally singing with the bands Saved by the 90s, The Little Mermen, and Emergency Tiara. BFA Emerson College. Honored to join this incredible cast. www.emilyafton.com @emafton

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Malcolm Armwood

Worker

Broadway debut! National tour: Motown the Musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Regional: The Black Clown; Grease; RagtimeKiss Me, Kate; Show Boat. Praises to God who never fails! Much love to Dad, Mom, McKenzie, family, and friends. Special thanks to Danny at Hudson Artist Agency. ECU Alum. Instagram: @marmwood214

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Chibueze Ihuoma

Worker

Previously Orpheus on the Hadestown tour, Chibueze just can’t keep away from this show. Born to proud Nigerian immigrants, Chibueze holds a lot of gratitude for being here and hopes he can heal others through his work. Other credits include Once, Urinetown and The Wild Party. Much love to friends, fam, his team, and Big Han. @chibreezy7

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Alex Puette

Worker

Broadway debut! Tours: Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, A Christmas Story, West Side Story (Int’l). Favorite regional: Jersey Boys (Nick Massi), Singin’ In The Rain (Don Lockwood), Joseph… (Pharaoh), A Chorus Line (Greg). BFA: University of Michigan. Endless gratitude to Avalon Artists Group, family, friends, Archie, and Billy. For JoJo. @apuette

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Grace Yoo

Worker

Broadway debut! Tour: A Christmas Carol, Todd Rundgren (Clearly HumanWhite Knight). Regional: Into the Woods (LA Phil Hollywood Bowl), Mamma Mia! (East West Players). Thank you friends, Max, and Ashley for bringing this L.A. native to NYC! For 엄마, 아빠, and 깐돌.

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Sojourner Brown

Swing

Sojourner is excited to be making her Broadway debut! Credits: Hollywood Bowl’s Beauty and the Beast, Walt Disney Records’ DCappella, Incredibles 2 soundtrack, “American Idol” (Guest Artist), Carnegie Hall (Headliner), and NBC’s “Scene in Color Film Series.” NYU Tisch. Grateful to God, her incredible family, and A3 Artists. sojournerbrown.com @sojournerbrown

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Brandon Cameron

Swing

Broadway Debut! Regional: Sight & Sound, American Music Theatre. Film: Cupid for Christmas. So grateful and excited to be joining the Hadestown family. God is good! Love to Mom, Mikayla, Laurel, family, friends, and mentors. Special thanks to Jeremy and the Nicolosi & Co. team. BFA Shenandoah University Conservatory ’22. Instagram: @_de_la_musique

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Tara Jackson

Swing

Tara Jackson is honored to be making her Broadway debut in Hadestown! Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, she is an honors graduate from Berklee College of Music. Favorite credits include her three-time award-winning performances of Celie in The Color Purple and Hadestown’s Canadian premiere. Much love to Steven and family. @taraatee

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Max Kumangai

Swing

he/him. Broadway: Jagged Little Pill, Waitress. Off-Broadway: What’ s That Smell, Lysistrata Jones, The Civil War. Tour: Waitress, Hair and Joseph.... Five shows at Encores! TV: “Boardwalk Empire” and “Vinyl.” BFA from UMich. Endless gratitude to creatives, SW Casting and Nicolosi and Co. Love to BT and my family!

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Alex Lugo

Swing

they/them. Alex Lugo is overwhelmed with thankfulness to be making their Broadway debut! Seen recently touring the country with Hadestown and in Max’s “And Just Like That” (Toby). Eternal gratitude to CTG, Anonymous Content, my family and Ben for their unwavering faith in me. For TNB2S+ pioneers—there is no us without you. @alexmarialugo alexmlugo.com

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Yael “Yaya” Reich

Swing

they/them. An ever-fluid, multi-hyphenate artist, inter-dimensional dreamer, co-creative inspirator. They aim to find collaboration and creative flow in everything they do. Warrior of truth and embodiment, creator of art spanning mediums and timelines; storyteller, healer, activator, advocator, collaborator, performer, composer, producer, poet, philosophizer, etc. ¥^¥^ @yah__yah__el

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Davis Wayne

Swing

Davis Wayne is thrilled to be back at Hadestown! Broadway: Hadestown; New York, New York! National Tour: Hello, Dolly! Regional: Riff in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Muny), Chicago (Muny), eleven shows at PCLO, Music Man at NSMT (Tommy). He is a native of Pittsburgh and Yinzer at heart. Love to everyone BOH-FOH. @Davis_Wayne

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Tanner Ray Wilson

Swing

Broadway: Cats, Head Over Heels (OBC). Other favorites include: R+H’s Cinderella (1st National), Radio City’s NY Spectacular, “Saturday Night Live” and Lempicka (Associate Choreographer, La Jolla Playhouse). All my love to my family, CESD, Ruby. Cheers! @tannerraywilson