Joshua Henry On Stage - Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets

Joshua Henry

Joshua Anthony Charlton Henry was born on September 2, 1984 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is a three-time Tony Award nominee known for originating the lead role of Haywood Patterson in The Scottsboro Boys.

Henry was raised in Miami, Florida and attended Florida Bible Christian School, where he was bitten by the acting bug after appearing as Harold Hill in a school production of The Music Man. He went on to study theatre at the University of Miami and graduated in 2006. He made his professional stage debut that same year as Judas in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Godspell in New Jersey.

He made his Off-Broadway debut in the ensemble of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights in 2007 and made his Broadway debut with the musical's transfer in 2008. In 2009, Henry played the Tin Man in a New York City Center production of The Wiz and also earned his first creative team credit, supplying original music for the Vineyard Theatre production of Shafrika, The White Girl. In 2010, he returned to Broadway in the original cast of Green Day's American Idiot until October of that same year, when he was cast in his breakthrough role as Haywood Patterson in the Broadway premiere of The Scottsboro Boys. The role led to his first Tony Award nomination in 2011. After the Broadway run of The Scottsboro Boys concluded, Henry returned to American idiot in March 2011 and would this time assume the role of Favorite Son.

In August 2011, he starred as Jake in the American Repertory Theater's production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which transferred directly to Broadway and played the Richard Rodgers Theatre from January to September 2012. He also played a "Cross the Line" Soloist in Bring It On - The Musical that same year.

His next big role would be Flick in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway premiere of Violet in 2014, which led to his second Tony Award nomination. He returned to Broadway in March 2016 to play Noble Sissle opposite Audra McDonald in the Broadway premiere of Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followedand since then, he has been playing the role of Aaron Burr in the Chicago production and national tour of Hamilton.

Henry made his feature film debut as Will in the first Sex and the City movie in 2008. He has since appeared on TV series such as KingsNip/Tuck, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, with a recurring role as Quincy on Lifetime's Army Wives. His other film credits include Winter's Tale in 2014 and Renegades in 2017.

In February 2018, Henry returned to Broadway to take on the role of Billy Bigelow opposite Jessie Mueller in a Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel, earning his third Tony Award nomination for his efforts. He played his final performance on September 16, 2018.


Joshua Henry in Carousel
(Photo credit: Julieta Cervantes)

Shows Currently Featuring Joshua Henry

Into the Woods
Into the Woods as Rapunzel's Prince
St. James Theatre
To Sunday, October 9, 2022

Into the Woods had a sold-out run in May 2022 as part of the Encores! 2022 season, and now the musical transfers to the St. James Theatre on Broadway with a star-studded cast. Get Into the Woods tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.

Previous shows Featuring Joshua Henry

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Carousel Billy Bigelow Imperial Theatre