Patrick Page, author of Swansong
Patrick Page’s performance as King Henry VIII in the Broadway revival of A Man for All Seasons was nominated for the Outer Critics Award and chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the outstanding theater performances of that year. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in numerous plays, including Richard II, Rex, and The Duchess of Malfi. He is an affiliate artist of The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. and an artist in residence at The Old Globe in San Diego.
Patrick Page’s Broadway credits include originating the role of The Grinch in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Scar in The Lion King, Lumiére in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar (opposite Denzel Washington), and multiple roles in The Kentucky Cycle.
In 2006, Page was awarded the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Leading Performance by an Actor for his portrayal of Iago in Michael Kahn’s production of Othello at The Shakespeare Theatre. As a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, he received the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) in 2007. Washington Post critic Peter Marks cited Page’s Iago as one of five outstanding American performances of Shakespeare in his lifetime; along with Stacy Keach, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Kline and Michael Hayden. Page’s other performances at Shakespeare Theatre Company include the title role in Macbeth (opposite Kelly McGillis) and Claudius in Hamlet.