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Henry Lewis

 
Bio:
Henry is an Olivier Award-winning writer, actor and is the Artistic Director of Mischief Theatre. Henry writes and performs for the company as well as producing. Henry trained at LAMDA and recent credits include: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (writer and actor - Criterion Theatre), Magic Goes ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Henry is an Olivier Award-winning writer, actor and is the Artistic Director of Mischief Theatre. Henry writes and performs for the company as well as producing. Henry trained at LAMDA and recent credits include: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (writer and actor - Criterion Theatre), Magic Goes ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2021
Mind Mangler
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Robert
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Robert
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2016
Robin Freeboys [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1920
Performer
  [Broadway]
1919
Performer
  [Broadway]
1917
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1916
Adolph Knutt
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1912
Oliver Fitznoodle

Productions

 
[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Writer/Artistic Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2021]
Writer
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Playwright
 
[West End, 1991]
Musical Director

Writing

Writer
Author
Playwright
Author
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist

Photos

Henry Lewis and Sydney K Smith  Photo

Henry Lewis and Sydney K Smith

From: 
Date:
11/15/2021
Genevieve Nicole, Kazeem Tosin-Amore, Jane Milligan, Louise Beresford, Henry Lewis, S Photo

Genevieve Nicole, Kazeem Tosin-Amore, Jane Milligan, Louise Beresford, Henry Lewis, Sydney K Smith

From: 
Date:
11/15/2021
Henry Lewis, Sydney K. Smith and Scott Hunter Photo

Henry Lewis, Sydney K. Smith and Scott Hunter

From: 
Date:
10/08/2021
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer Photo

Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer

From: 
Date:
12/20/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2021
Mind Mangler

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Robert

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Robert

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2016
Robin Freeboys [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1920
Performer

  [Broadway]
1919
Performer

  [Broadway]
1917
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1916
Adolph Knutt

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1912
Oliver Fitznoodle

Productions

[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Writer/Artistic Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2021]
Writer

[US Tour, 2019]
Playwright

[West End, 1991]
Musical Director

Writing
Writer
Author
Playwright
Author
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist

Henry Lewis Biography

Henry is an Olivier Award-winning writer, actor and is the Artistic Director of Mischief Theatre. Henry writes and performs for the company as well as producing.

Henry trained at LAMDA and recent credits include: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (writer and actor - Criterion Theatre), Magic Goes Wrong, The Play That Goes Wrong (writer and actor - UK and International Tour, West End - Winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2015 and What's On Stage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (writer and actor - West End, UK Tour, Pleasance London - Nominated for Best Production and Best Ensemble at the Off West End Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance 2015 (writer and actor - ITV) Keep it in the Family (writer and actor - ITV), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (actor - West End, Soho Theatre - Winner of The Spirit of the Fringe Award), The Improvised Ad Break Live (actor - Comedy Central), The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (actor - Pleasance), Beasts & Beauties (actor - Hampstead Theatre), The Nativity Goes Wrong (writer - Reading).

Outside of Mischief Theatre Henry teaches at LAMDA and is the co-artistic director of The Trick for whom Henry produced the critically acclaimed revival of Mercury Fur (Old Red Lion Theatre and Trafalgar Studios - Nominated for Best Production & Winner Best Design at The Off West End Awards 2013) and the UK Premier of Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts at The Southwark Playhouse for which he won the Mark Marvin Prize at the Peter Brook Empty Space Awards.




Henry Lewis News

New Jersey Symphony Announces Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Photo New Jersey Symphony Announces Free Outdoor Summer Concerts
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022

The New Jersey Symphony presents free outdoor concerts in Newark, Toms River and Metuchen and returns to the Giralda Music and Arts Festival in Madison. The family-friendly program features a tribute to Sondheim, Sousa's ode to his time in New Jersey in ‚ÄúThe Atlantic City Pageant,‚ÄĚ Rossini's Overture to The Barber of Seville, Florence Price's ‚ÄúJuba Dance‚ÄĚ and more.

Wiltshire Creative Announces Autumn/Winter Season 2022 Photo Wiltshire Creative Announces Autumn/Winter Season 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

With the return of Salisbury International Arts Festival imminent, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative Gareth Machin today announces the line up the company's Autumn/Winter season.

Mercury Theatre Announces Season For 2022-23 Led By Summer Production Of ALICE IN WON Photo Mercury Theatre Announces Season For 2022-23 Led By Summer Production Of ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

Mercury Theatre, led by Executive Director, Steve Mannix and Executive Producer, Tracey Childs, today announce their forthcoming season into 2023.

VIDEO: Check Out a New Trailer for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in the West End Photo VIDEO: Check Out a New Trailer for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2022

Mischief has released a brand new trailer for the Olivier Award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, the longest running comedy in the West End that’s currently blundering through its eighth catastrophic year at the Duchess Theatre. 

Mercury Theatre and Wiltshire Creative Announce World Premiere of GOOD LUCK, STUDIO i Photo Mercury Theatre and Wiltshire Creative Announce World Premiere of GOOD LUCK, STUDIO in Collaboration With Mischief Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

This dark new comedy is written by Henry Shields and directed by Henry Lewis, with cast and creative team to be announced. The production opens on 5 October at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, with previews from 30 September, before transferring to Salisbury Playhouse from 18 October ‚Äď 5 November.

1812 Productions Announces Regional Premiere Of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and More for Photo 1812 Productions Announces Regional Premiere Of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and More for 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, has announced their 2022-2023 season of laughs coming to Plays & Players Theatre in Center City, Philadelphia. Of note, the company will stage the professional regional premiere of the international hit sensation THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, coming in 2023, along with new stagings of two of 1812's popular hits, THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS and BROADS.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Cancels Performances Through Monday, May 9 Photo THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Cancels Performances Through Monday, May 9
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Performances of The Play That Goes Wrong have been cancelled through Monday, May 9 due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases.

The Original Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Will Reunite For Two Weeks Only Photo The Original Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Will Reunite For Two Weeks Only
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong are reprising their roles for two weeks as part of the production's current UK tour, 10 years after they first performed the play at The Old Red Lion Pub Theatre.

Student Blog: ‚ÄúComedy Comes from Truth and Honesty‚ÄĚ Photo Student Blog: ‚ÄúComedy Comes from Truth and Honesty‚ÄĚ
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Apr 29, 2022

Since theatre has returned to New York City, I have seen many different shows. I‚Äôve been to musicals, plays, and even interactive shows. But nothing can compare to one of the modern classic plays, The Play That Goes Wrong. I‚Äôve been lucky enough to see it twice over the past two months, and even knowing all of the twists and turns, the second performance ended up being just as entertaining, if not more, than the first! Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Chris Lanceley, who plays ‚ÄúJonathan‚ÄĚ in the off-Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong at New World Stages.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Crashes Into Sutter Street Theatre Photo THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Crashes Into Sutter Street Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 23, 2022

The Play That Goes Wrong , by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields is about to¬†crash¬†into Sutter Street Theatre, where it runs¬†April 29 ‚Äď May 29, 2022. Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt, th play runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:30pm.

Henry Lewis Videos

VIDEO: Check Out a New Trailer for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in the West End VideoVIDEO: Check Out a New Trailer for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2022

Mischief has released a brand new trailer for the Olivier Award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, the longest running comedy in the West End that’s currently blundering through its eighth catastrophic year at the Duchess Theatre. 

VIDEO: Richard Ridge 'Auditions' for the Creators of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG VideoVIDEO: Richard Ridge 'Auditions' for the Creators of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 18, 2022

The Play That Goes Wrong has taken on audiences in London, on Broadway, and far beyond. Now the beloved play is running off-Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), where it is still cracking up theatregoers eight times a week.

BWW TV: Mischief Theatre Chat Mischief Movie Night In VideoBWW TV: Mischief Theatre Chat Mischief Movie Night In
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2020

Mischief's Jonathan Sayer (Company Director) and Henry Lewis (Artistic Director) chat to Tom Hayden Millward (@WestEndReporter) about Mischief Movie Night In. Stick around until the end of the interview and you'll be treated to our very own production of The Zoom Call That Goes Wrong!

VIDEO: MAGIC GOES WRONG's Bryony Corrigan and Nancy Zamit Go Backstage and Answer Que VideoVIDEO: MAGIC GOES WRONG's Bryony Corrigan and Nancy Zamit Go Backstage and Answer Questions
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

In a new video from OfficialLondonTheatre, Bryony Corrigan and Nancy Zamit from Magic Goes Wrong, give a tour backstage of the Vaudeville Theatre, while answering questions about the show!

VIDEO: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Mischief Theatre Reveals Trailer for New TV Series VideoVIDEO: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Mischief Theatre Reveals Trailer for New TV Series
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2019

The Goes Wrong Show is set to debut on the BBC December 23 with a Christmas special. Check out the BBC trailer below!

BWW TV: Get a Peek at the Mayhem of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Off-Broadway VideoBWW TV: Get a Peek at the Mayhem of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 19, 2019

Today, April 18, the producers of The Play That Goes Wrong are celebrating the birthdays of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, Eliot Ness and Kate Hudson by releasing new video of the brilliant new cast of the show, and simultaneously insuring that this release is the only time that the emperor, Mr. Ness and Ms. Hudson will ever get a hit on Google in the same place.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 2- THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Brings its Disaster To Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 2- THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Brings its Disaster To Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2019

On this day in 2017, the hilarious hit The Play That Goes Wrong opened at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.

BWW TV: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right with the Kid Critics! VideoBWW TV: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right with the Kid Critics!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2018

We are continuing the series with Tai (12), Isabella (14), and Charles (11), who recently headed to the Lyceum Theatre to check out The Play That Goes Wrong. Curious about what they thought about the show? Find out below!

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW Audience to See THE PLAY TH VideoVIDEO: J.J. Abrams and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW Audience to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2018

On a recent episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, J.J. Abrams appeared as a guest. When Abrams wouldn't share spoilers about any of his upcoming projects, he offered compensation by inviting Colbert to see The Play That Goes Wrong, which Abrams co-produced. Colbert asked if he could bring someone, then proceeded to invite the entire Ed Sullivan Theater audience of about 400. The crowd cheered and Colbert assured them that after the show, they would all be heading over to see the Broadway play.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on BWW's Instagram VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on BWW's Instagram
by Alan Henry - Mar 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld took our readers behind the scenes of THE PLAT THAT GOES WRONG on Broadway this past weekend on our Instagram!


Henry Lewis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Henry Lewis been in?
Henry Lewis has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Henry Lewis been in?
Henry Lewis has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Henry Lewis's first West End show?
Henry Lewis's first West End show was The Comedy About a Bank Robbery which opened in 2016

How many shows has Henry Lewis written?
Henry Lewis has written 6 shows including Please Sir, How Do I Write a Hit Musical? (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Joan of Kent (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Writer), Groan Ups (Playwright), The Play That Goes Wrong (Author), Magic Goes Wrong (Author).