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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

Second Stage Theater Original Broadway Production, 2018

World Premiere Production, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2011




Brian Tyree Henry Movies

[2015]Puerto Ricans in Paris Larry Labels

[2017]Crown Heights ClaytonMsupBenton

[2017]Person to Person Mike

[2018]Irreplaceable You Benji

[2018]Family Pete

[2018]If Beale Street Could Talk Daniel Carty

[2018]White Boy Rick Detective Jackson

[2018]Hotel Artemis Honolulu

[2018]Widows Jamal Manning

[2018]Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Jefferson Davis

[2019]Joker Carl Arkham Clerk

[2019]Child's Play Mike

[2019]Don't Let Go Garret Radcliff

[2020]The Outside Story Charles Young

[2020]Superintelligence Dennis

[2021]Eternals Phtos

[2021]The Woman in the Window Detective Little

[2021]Vivo Dancarino

[2021]Godzilla vs. Kong Bernie Hayes

[2022]Bullet Train Lemon

[2022]Causeway James

[2023]Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Jefferson Davis

Brian Tyree Henry TV Shows

Atlanta Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles

HouseBroken Armando, Coyote, The Warm Wet One

Vice Principals Tavis Brown

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Joe Mantello, Laurie Metcalf & More to be Featured in Steppenwolf Theatre Company 2023/24 Season

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced its 2023/24 Season, featuring three world premieres and three Chicago premieres. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Works From Britton Smith, Kate Douglas & More to be Featured in Second Stage Theater's 2023 New Voices Series

Second Stage Theater is continuing its commitment to nurturing American playwrights with THE 2023 JUDITH CHAMPION READING SERIES and the inaugural NANCY DENOVAN MUSICAL READING. 

Wake Up With BWW 3/13: Oscars Winners, THE LITTLE MERMAID Trailer, and More!

Top stories: Oscars winners, our favorite musical moments, and more! Performers included Broadway favs Hugh Jackman, Kristin Chenoweth, Lea Salonga, Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Idina Menzel. Plus, find out more about why Parade cancelled a performance this weekend.

Photos: Stephanie Hsu, Ariana DeBose & More Walk the Oscars Red Carpet

Check out photos of Ariana DeBose, Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jessica Chastain, Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Angela Bassett, Janelle Monáe, Samuel L. Jackson, and more on the 2023 Oscars red carpet now!

Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh & More Win Oscars - Complete List of Winners!

Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh, and more took home trophies at the 95th Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Notable nominees also included Stephanie Hsu, Angela Bassett, Austin Butler, Lady Gaga, Brian Tyree Henry, Diane Warren, Hong Chau, Paul Mescal, Michelle Williams, and more. Check out a complete list of winners!

Video: Watch 10 of Our Favorite Musical Moments at the Oscars

With Broadway favorites like Stephanie Hsu and Brian Tyree Henry nominated for Oscars this year, check out videos of 10 times Broadway took the Oscars with glitzy performances from stars like Hugh Jackman, Kristin Chenoweth, Lea Salonga, Beyoncé, Catherina Zeta-Jones, Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, and more

Lisa Lawer Post Named Interim Executive Director of Second Stage Theater

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director) has announced that Lisa Lawer Post has been named Interim Executive Director at Second Stage Theater. Ms. Post will officially join the award-winning Broadway and Off-Broadway institution on February 27, 2023.   Current Executive Director Khady Kamara will depart the company at the end of the month.

D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley & Chris Sullivan Will Lead THE THANKSGIVING PLAY on Broadway

Second Stage Theater has just announced the cast for its upcoming production of Larissa FastHorse’s play, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY. Find out all the details about who will star in the new play!

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Adds Four Simulcast Viewings

Due to popular demand, Second Stage Theater has added four simulcast performances of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. See details about the performances, and learn how to purchase tickets!

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY & Imagine Justice To Host Justice Nights on Broadway

Second Stage Theater will partner with Common and his not-for-profit, Imagine Justice, to host “Justice Nights On Broadway” following the matinee performances of Between Riverside and Crazy at The Hayes Theater on Saturday, February 11th and Saturday, February 18th 2023.

Michael R. Jackson & Common to Join Second Stage Theater's Winter's Ball

Second Stage Theater will host a Winter’s Ball geared towards young professionals and arts patrons, featuring Michael R. Jackson and Common. The fundraising event will take place on Monday, February 27 at The Pierre Hotel. See

Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh, and More Take Home AARP Movies For Grownups Awards

AARP The Magazine has unveiled the winners of the 21st annual Movies for Grownups Awards, featuring honorees from Abbott Elementary, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, The Whale, and more, as Top Gun: Maverick was awarded Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups, the evening's top honor.

Wake Up With BWW 1/25: Outer Critics Circle Awards Announce Dates and Details, and More!

Top stories include awards galore! Find out which of your Broadway-adjacent favs got Oscar nominations, learn details about the 2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and more!

Stephanie Hsu, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh & More Nominated For 2023 Oscars - Full List of Nominations!

The nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards were announced. Notable nominees included Stephanie Hsu, Brian Tyree Henry, Hong Chau, Angela Bassett, Diane Warren, Lady Gaga, Brendan Fraser, Paul Mescal, Andrea Riseborough, Michelle Yeoh, and The Whale. Check out the complete list of nominations now!


Gary Perez has joined the cast of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  Mr. Perez assumed the role of Lieutenant Caro on January 20, 2023.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe & More Win Critics Choice Awards

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe, Brendan Fraser, Jean Smart, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Coolidge, and more were among the winners of Critics Choice Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Chelsea Handler. Check out the list of winners now!

Brian d'Arcy James, Jeremy Pope & More Nominated For Independent Spirit Awards

Brian d'Arcy James, Jeremy Pope, Stephanie Hsu, Mark Rylance, Andrea Riseborough, and more have been nominated for Independent Spirit Awards. The new list of nominees marks the first year that the acting categories have been gender neutral. Check out the full list of nominations now!

David Josefsberg, John Cariani & Nathan Levy to Star in TEN BRAVE SECONDS Industry Reading

An industry reading of a new American musical, TEN BRAVE SECONDS by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott, will take place this week (Thursday, November 17) in New York City directed by Ellie Heyman, with musical direction by Patrick Sulken. 

Tickets for BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Live Simulcast Viewings on Sale Tomorrow

Tickets will go on sale for Second Stage Theater's simulcast performances of its Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton on Friday, November 11 at 12pm EST. 

Raúl Castillo, Jessie Buckley & More Nominated For Gotham Awards - Full List on Nominations

The nominations were announced live from Cipriani Wall Street by Emmy-nominated star of Pose and American Horror Story on FX, and now as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway, Angelica Ross. Ross was joined by Jeffrey Sharp, award-winning film producer and the Executive Director of The Gotham.


Brian Tyree Henry has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Brian Tyree Henry has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lobby Hero Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Lobby Hero and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lobby Hero .

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