EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN: Patrick Page Sings The Hunchback of Notre Dame's "Hellfire"
Page has never sounded more villainous.
Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which played New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in 2015, will release a cast album on January 22. But if you're feeling all hot and bothered at the thought having to wait that long, we have an exclusive track of Frollo (Patrick Page) singing "Hellfire" that just may be able to tide you over.
Hunchback features a book by Peter Parnell and a score that blends new material and songs from the 1996 animated film by composer Menken and lyricist Schwartz. Michael Starobin served as orchestrator, alongside Michael Kosarin as music supervisor, Brent-Alan Huffman as associate music supervisor and conductor, and Rob Berman as dance arranger.
The American Premiere Studio Recording captures the show's score backed by a 25-piece orchestra, a 32-member choir, with original stars Michael Arden (Quasimodo), Patrick Page (Dom Claude Frollo), Ciara Renée (Esmeralda), Andrew Samonsky (Captain Phoebus de Martin), and Erik Liberman (Clopin Trouillefou), alongside ensemble members Julian Decker, Mary Joe Duggan, Ian Patrick Gibb, Beth Kirkpatrick, Samantha Massell, Neal Mayer, Nora Menken, William Michals, Anise Ritchie, Vincent Rodriguez III, Richard Ruiz, Joseph J. Simeone, Jeremy Stolle, and Dashaun Young.