| Parade |
Awards: 1999 Tony Award for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award for Best New Musical, and New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best New Musical
Parade is a production, and this is a general overview of that production. Parade was co-conceived and directed by Hal Prince.
This is a summary of act I.
This is a summary of act II.
- The Old Red Hills of Home ~Young Soldier/Ensemble
- The Dream of Atlanta ~Ensemble
- How Can I Call This Home ~Leo
- The Picture Show ~Frankie Epps/Mary Phagan
- Leo at Work/What Am I Waiting For? ~Leo/Lucille
- Funeral: There is a Fountain/It Don't Make Sense ~Frankie Epps/Ensemble
- Real Big News ~Britt Craig/Ensemble
- You Don’t Know This Man ~Lucille
- Hammer of Justice ~Tom Watson/Ensemble
- Twenty Miles from Marietta ~Dorsey
- Frankie's Testimony ~Frankie Epps
- The Factory Girls/Come Up To My Office ~Leo
- My Child Will Forgive Me ~Mrs Phagan
- That’s What He Said ~Jim Conley/Ensemble
- It’s Hard To Speak My Heart ~Leo
- Summation & Cakewalk
- A Rumblin' and a Rollin' ~Riley/Angela
- Do It Alone~Lucille
- Pretty Music ~Governor Jack Slaton
- Letter to the Governor
- This Is Not Over Yet ~Leo
- Feel the Rain Fall ~Jim Conley & Male Ensemble
- Where Will You Stand When the Flood Comes? ~Tom Watson/Hugh Dorsey/Ensemble
- All The Wasted Time ~Leo/Lucille
- Sh'ma ~Leo
This describes any professional productions of the show that have taken place, be they Broadway, West End, Off-Broadway, Touring, etc.
This is a list of all prominent characters.
Leo Frank: (Bari-Tenor, Low G-High G) 29-31, lead role. Northern Jewish man who runs the National Pencil Factory and is falsely accused of the rape and murder of Mary Phagan
Jim Conley: (Tenor, Low D-High Bb) 20s. African-American janitor who works for Leo at the National Pencil Factory. A drunk and a convicted felon, as well as a master manipulator.
Britt Craig: (Tenor, Low D-High A) 20s/30s. Down-on-his luck newspaper man, whose career is revived by the Leo Frank trial.
Tom Watson: (Baritone/Bass) 30s/40s. Conservative politician and publisher, who helps to spur on the witch-hunt for Leo Frank.
Frankie Epps: (Tenor, Low Bb-High Ab) Teens. Mary’s friend and love interest.
Governor Jack Slaton: (Bari-Tenor, Low C-High G) 30s/40s. Governor of Georgia who pardons Leo Frank.
Hugh Dorsey: (Bari-Bass) 30s/40s. Prosecutor in the Leo Frank case, desperate for a conviction.
Newt Lee: (Bass, Low Bb-C) 40s/50s. African-American night watchman at the National Pencil Factory. Finds Mary Phagan’s body.
Judge Roan: (Bass, Low Bb-D) 50s/60s. Judge in the Leo Frank Case.
Luther Rosser: (Any voice part) 30s/40s/50s. Leo Frank’s lawyer, comes off as a blithering idiot.
Fiddlin’ John Carson: (Tenor, G-High A) 20s. First recorded country singer, who wrote popular songs about the Leo Frank Trial.
Young Soldier: (Tenor, Low D-High F [High A in falsetto]) Teens/20s. Young confederate soldier.
Old Soldier: (Bari-Tenor, Low C-High G) 50s/60s. Old man who was formerly the young confederate soldier.
Riley: (Baritone) 20s. African-American servant.
J.N. Starnes: (Any voice part). 20s/30s/40s. Police officer assigned to the case.
Officer Ivey: (Any voice part). 20s/30s/40s. Police officer assigned to the case.
Prison Guard: (Any voice part). 20s/30s/40s. Guards Leo Frank’s cell in Fulton.
Floyd McDaniel: (Any voice part). 20s/30s/40s. Local bartender, Irish.
Mr. Peavy: (Any voice part). 20s/30s/40s. Guards Leo Frank’s cell in Milledgeville.
Lucille Frank: (Mezzo, Low A-D) 20s. Leo’s wife.
Mary Phagan: (Mezzo, D-D) 14. Young girl who is killed at the National Pencil Factory.
Mrs. Phagan: (Alto, Low F#-Bb*) 30s/40s. Mary’s mother.
Iola Stover: (Soprano, D-F) Teens. Friend of Mary and Frankie, who testifies against Frank.
Monteen: (Mezzo, Eb-Eb) Teens. Friend of Mary and Frankie, who testifies against Frank.
Essie: (Mezzo, Eb-Eb) Teens. Friend of Mary and Frankie, who testifies against Frank.
Lizzie Phagan: (Soprano) 30s/40s. Mary’s Aunt
Angela: (Mezzo) 20s. African-American servant.
Sally Slaton: (Any voice part) 20s/30s. Wife of Governor Slaton.
- The Donmar recording changes the key of “My Child Will Forgive Me” from C Major to Eb Major, changing Mrs. Phagan’s range to Low A-D.
This is a place to list community, high school, semi-professional, etc. productions, along with the dates.