André De Shields in 'Hadestown.' (Photo: Matthew Murphy)
This season, Broadway was populated by silver-tongued deities, a triumvirate of Chers and a band of edgy ranchers, to name a few. Some of this season’s roles were written with specific actors in mind, making the transition from real-life to the stage somewhat seamless, while others required the actors to dig into aspects of their personalities that had been hidden from view. Broadway News spoke with several of this year’s Drama Desk nominees about how they morphed into the characters that made up this Broadway season. André De Shields Hermes in “Hadestown” How did you find your way into the…

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