Brian Tyree Henry is headed back to Broadway.
Though the actor who originated the General in Book of Mormon has more recently dedicated his talents to television, he will return to the tread the boards in Second Stage Theater’s production of Lobby Hero.
Henry is having quite the year, having earned raves for his portrayal of rapper Alfred Miles on FX’s Atlanta and an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama for his stint on NBC’s This is Us.
He joins Michael Cera and Chris Evans in Lobby Hero, part of Second Stage Theater’s inaugural Broadway season. Set in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building, the play centers on four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation, including a young security guard and a rookie cop.
The play is written by Kenneth Lonergan, who won the 2017 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester By the Sea. Trip Cullman will direct.
Previews begin March 1 at the Hayes Theater, with the official opening night marked for March 26.