The Scottsboro Boys
Heywood Patterson, the central figure among a group of African-American teenagers falsely accused of rape while riding a freight car through Alabama in 1931.
Henry joined the Broadway production of Scottsboro after appearing in American Idiot, In the Heights and the City Center production of The Wiz.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Astaire Award nomination for Outstanding Male Dancer
This is Henry’s first Tony Award nomination.
Henry played Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s boyfriend in the first Sex and the City feature film.
“This is a dream come true in every way—an amazing cast to work with. What’s amazing is the trust [director Susan Stroman and composer John Kander] put in me jumping into this role. From the beginning, they said, ‘This is your role. Just try as much as you can.’ They set up a level of trust that was amazing. What more could you want?” —Henry in an interview with Broadway.com, 10/10