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Emmy nominee Brian Tyree Henry is a versatile actor whose career spans film, television and theater. Henry originated the role of "The General" in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," for which he received rave reviews. He currently stars alongside Donald Glover in the Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated FX series "Atlanta." He portrays Alfred Miles, Atlanta's hot of the moment rapper who is forced to navigate fame while remaining loyal to family, friends and himself. He received an MTV Movie & TV Award nomination for the role. This spring, he guest-starred as "Ricky" on NBC's Golden Globe and Emmy nominated drama "This Is Us," for which he earned an Emmy nomination. Henry is currently in production on the Blumhouse thriller "Only You," co-starring David Oyelowo. He recently wrapped production on several films, including Steve McQueen's "Widows" opposite Viola Davis, "Hotel Artemis" with Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown, the indie comedy "Fam-i-ly" alongside Taylor Schilling and Kate McKinnon, the romantic drama "Irreplaceable You," with Gugu Mbatha-Raw and "White Boy Rick," with Matthew McConaughey. In 2016, Henry co-starred in Focus Features' "Puerto Ricans in Paris" and completed production on the indie film "Crown Heights." On television, Henry has appeared in numerous shows, including "How To Get Away With Murder," "Vice Principals," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Knick," "The Good Wife" and "Law & Order." Henry's wide-range of theater credits include The Fortress of Solitude and The Brother/Sister Plays/The Brothers Size (Helen Hayes Best Actor Nomination) at The Public Theatre, as well as Romeo and Juliet and Talk About Race at New York Stage and Film and The Public. A graduate of Atlanta's Morehouse College, Henry received his MFA from Yale's School of Drama. He currently resides in New York.

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Brian Tyree Henry STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Second Stage Theater Original Broadway Production, 2018
William

[Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
General

Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
2007
Oshoosi

[Off-Broadway]
2007
Tybalt


Brian Tyree Henry Movies

Puerto Ricans in Paris
[ 2015 ] Larry Labels
Crown Heights
[ 2017 ] ClaytonMsupBenton
Person to Person
[ 2017 ] Mike
Irreplaceable You
[ 2018 ] Benji
Family
[ 2018 ] Pete
If Beale Street Could Talk
[ 2018 ] Daniel Carty
White Boy Rick
[ 2018 ] Detective Jackson
Hotel Artemis
[ 2018 ] Honolulu
Widows
[ 2018 ] Jamal Manning
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
[ 2018 ] Jefferson Davis
Joker
[ 2019 ] Carl Arkham Clerk
Child's Play
[ 2019 ] Mike
Don't Let Go
[ 2019 ] Garret Radcliff
The Outside Story
[ 2020 ] Charles Young
Superintelligence
[ 2020 ] Dennis
Eternals
[ 2021 ] Phtos
The Woman in the Window
[ 2021 ] Detective Little
Vivo
[ 2021 ] Dancarino
Godzilla vs. Kong
[ 2021 ] Bernie Hayes
Bullet Train
[ 2022 ] Lemon
Causeway
[ 2022 ] James
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
[ 2023 ] Jefferson Davis

Brian Tyree Henry TV Shows

Atlanta
Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
HouseBroken
Armando, Coyote, The Warm Wet One
Vice Principals
Tavis Brown

Brian Tyree Henry Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero

Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award

Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero

Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero

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SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT Will Play the Dolby Theatre This October

Across the Spider-Verse Live in Concert will land in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for two days only. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Fourth Annual Academy Museum Gala to Honor Rita Moreno, Paul Mescal and Quentin Tarantino

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has announced details of its annual fundraising gala, to be held on October 19, 2024. The Academy Museum Gala will celebrate the acclaimed museum’s third anniversary and will honor Academy Award-nominated actor Paul Mescal; Academy Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Rita Moreno; and two-time Academy Award-winning and six-time Academy Award-nominated writer and director Quentin Tarantino.
Quinta Brunson & Anderson .Paak Join Cast of Upcoming Pharrell Williams Musical

According to reports, Quinta Brunson and Anderson .Paak have been cast in the upcoming musical film from Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry. They join the previously announced Tim Meadows, Jaboukie Young-White, Jamilah Rosemond, Jayson Lee, Janelle Monáe, Missy Elliott, Brian Tyree Henry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Halle Bailey, and recent Oscar-winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph. 
Signature Theatre's 2024 Gala to Honor Lila Neugebauer

Signature Theatre's 2024 Gala will honor acclaimed director Lila Neugebauer, celebrating her contributions to the theater community. Learn more about Neugebauer.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Live In Concert Lands At The Palace Theatre

Experience the magic of SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE live in concert at the Palace Theatre.
Tim Meadows & More Round Out Cast of Upcoming Musical Film From Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry

According to reports, Tim Meadows, Jaboukie Young-White, Jamilah Rosemond and Jayson Lee are rounding out the cast for the upcoming musical film from Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry. They join the previously announced Janelle Monáe, Missy Elliott, Brian Tyree Henry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Halle Bailey, and recent Oscar-winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
Janelle Monáe Joins Cast of Upcoming Musical Film From Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry

Grammy-Award-nominated singer and actress Janelle Monáe is the latest high-profile artist to join the upcoming musical film from Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry. Monáe joins the previously announced Missy Elliott, Brian Tyree Henry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Halle Bailey, and recent Oscar-winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph. Monáe's screen credits include Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery where she portrayed twins Cassandra and Helen Brand.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT Comes to the Smith Center in October

Building on the success of sold-out shows worldwide, a new 50-plus city U.S. tour will kick off the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga. The highly anticipated sequel, Spider-Man™: Across the Spider-Verse Live in Concert, will land in The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas for two shows on October 12, 2024 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Missy Elliott Joins Cast of Upcoming Musical Film From Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry

Missy Elliott, Grammy-Award-winning hip hop artist, has joined the new musical film from Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry. Henry joins the previously announced Brian Tyree Henry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Halle Bailey, and recent Oscar-winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph. Elliott has won four Grammy Awards in her career so far. In 2023, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making her the first female rapper to achieve this honor.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT Comes to the Majestic Theatre in November

Building on the success of sold out shows worldwide, a new 50+ city U.S. tour will kick off the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga. The highly-anticipated sequel Spider-Man™: Across the Spider-Verse Live in Concert will land in Dallas at the Majestic Theatre on November 2, 2024. 
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT Comes to NJPAC in September

A new 50+ city U.S. tour will kick off the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga. The highly anticipated sequel Spider-Man™: Across the Spider-Verse Live in Concert will land in Newark at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in September.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE IN CONCERT Lands At Popejoy Hall In October

Experience the thrilling musical journey of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in concert, brought to you by Popejoy Presents. Join us for a unique blend of film and live music.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT Lands At The Charleston Gaillard Center In September

Catch the live concert experience of SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE at Charleston Gaillard Center.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Building on the success of sold out shows worldwide, a new 50+ city U.S. tour will kick off the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga. The highly-anticipated sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Live in Concert will tour the U.S. starting September 1 in Nashville, TN.
SPIDER MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT Is Coming To The Fisher Theatre

Experience SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT at the Fisher Theatre in September. Learn how to purchase tickets.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE IN CONCERT is Coming to Chicago

A new 50+ city U.S. tour will kick off the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Live in Concert will land in Chicago at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT to Launch US Tour

Discover the U.S. tour dates of SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE LIVE IN CONCERT. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Brian Tyree Henry Cast in Upcoming Musical Film From Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry

Brian Tyree Henry, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the revival of Lobby Hero, has joined the new musical film from Pharrell Williams and Michel Gondry. Henry joins the previously announced Kelvin Harrison Jr., Halle Bailey and recent Oscar-winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph. Few plot details about the upcoming film have been released, apart from its setting. It is reported to be set in Virginia Beach during the summer of 1977.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE in Concert Will Embark on UK Tour

Following on from sold out shows throughout the world for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live In Concert last year, a debut UK tour has been announced for the second chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
These Stars of SUCCESSION Have Ties to the Stage

With Jeremy Strong making his Broadway return in An Enemy of the People this season, BroadwayWorld is exploring some of the others stars of the iconic series Succession, who have ties to the stage.

Brian Tyree Henry FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Brian Tyree Henry been in?

Brian Tyree Henry has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Brian Tyree Henry been in?

Brian Tyree Henry has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Brian Tyree Henry been nominated for?

Brian Tyree Henry has been nominated for several awards for his performance in "Lobby Hero." These include Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards.

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