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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Joshua Henry — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Joshua Henry

Show:
The Scottsboro Boys

Role:
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.

Bio Brief:

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

Tony History:
This is Henry’s first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
Henry played Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s boyfriend in the first Sex and the City feature film.

Quotable Quote:
“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

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical