Brian Tyree Henry, an Emmy nominee this year for NBC’s “This Is Us,” has joined the cast of this spring’s Broadway revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero.”
Henry, who’s best known for his work opposite Donald Glover in the FX comedy “Atlanta,” joins Michael Cera and Chris Evans in the starry production, the first at Second Stage Theater’s new Broadway venue Hayes Theater.
Trip Cullman will direct the show, which begins previews on March 1, 2018 in advance of an official opening on March 26.
First performed in 2001, “Lobby Hero” is set in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building where an ambitious young security guard clashes with a stern boss, and intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner.
Henry, a graduate of Yale Drama School, originated the role of the General in the hit Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon.” He 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.
“Lobby Hero” will feature scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Darron L West and casting by Telsey + Company.