Stage actress Evelyn Page dies at 90

Appeared on Broadway and Off

Legit singer-actress Evelyn Page died in New York City of natural causes on Sunday, Feb. 13. She was 90.

On Broadway she appeared in “Wonderful Town” (1954), “Little Me” (1963), “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” (1966) and “Canterbury Tales” (1969).

Born in Nebraska, Page first came to New York in the 1940s. During the 1950s she toured with the USO as a singer in Korea and at military bases throughout the Far East including Okinawa. She appeared in several shows in Australia in 1950 and the summer of 1962.

Later she toured nationally and abroad in shows including “Canterbury Tales,” “Stop the World — I Want to Get Off,” “Me and My Girl” and “Anything Goes.”

Page appeared as Mammy in Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., in 1999; also at ART, she was in “Gypsy,” “Cabaret,” “Hayfever,” “Night Must Fall,” “Ghosts,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Pirates of Penzance” and “Can-Can.”

Page appeared Off Broadway in 2000 in Harley Granville-Barker’s “Waste,” and in 2004 in the “Have a Heart” Musicals Tonight! concert.

In July 2008 the actress performed Off Broadway the cabaret act “An Evening With Evelyn Page,” featuring songs and stories, as part of the Pillowfight Theater Festival’s Hot Chicks of Substance, a fest of one-woman shows that also included Lesley Gore and Gretchen Cryer.

Page appeared on the original Broadway cast recordings for “Canterbury Tales” and “Wonderful Town” and the privately recorded album of the show’s songs made for “Hot September.”

TV credits include recurring roles on the soaps “The Doctors,” “Another World” and “All My Children.” She had a small role in 2003 film “The Hebrew Hammer” and did voice work for the videogame “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.”

She was a member of SAG and the Actors’ Fund of America.

Page did not leave any immediate survivors.

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