Tony nominee Joshua Henry is in a tug of war between the worlds of TV and Broadway. Henry is currently taping episodes of Lifetime’s drama Army Wives, but Broadway fans are keeping their fingers crossed he will come back to lead the Broadway-bound musical Cotton Club Parade. We caught up with Henry to get the scoop on Army Wives and if he’ll be deployed to Broadway this fall.
“I play Corporal Quincy Montclair and my wife is [played by] Ashanti,” Henry said of his Army Wives role. “Reuniting feels so good," he said of the Grammy-winning singer/actress he starred opposite in The Wiz at Encores! "We’re having a lot of fun shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. I really really love it. [Quincy] is a great guy: He's a family man—he's got three kids —he’s a good cook. He’s been in the army a little while now, so he’s been a little hardened. His mission is to teach the newbies the ropes.”
Henry is only set to appear in six or seven episodes of Army Wives' new season. So does that mean his break leaves him time to star in the Broadway mounting of Cotton Club Parade?
“There’s always a chance,” he teased. “Right now, I don’t know for sure, but I had a blast-and-half doing it. It was an amazing show. It’s the kind of show where you never get sick of the time you have on stage —with that orchestra, that type of music, those arrangements. I’d love to work with [Cotton Club director and choreographer] Warren Carlyle again. Hopefully, we’ll see when it’s coming in."
We’ll be keeping our eyes out on Henry's next move! Until then, catch the actor on Army Wives beginning March 10 on Lifetime.