Joshua Henry Will Join The Cast of 'Waitress' As The New Dr. Pomatter

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Waitress announced today that two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter and current cast member Tyrone Davis, Jr. will take over the role of Ogie on Monday, November 29. Joshua Henry and Tyrone Davis, Jr. will join the previously announced Ciara Renée, who begins her run as Jenna on Thursday, November 25. Erich Bergen (previously set to perform until November 7) is extending as Dr. Pomatter from November 8 through November 24. Nik Dodani will play his final performance as Ogie on November 27. This limited engagement of Waitress ends onJanuary 9, 2022 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Joshua Henry can currently be seen starring opposite Jason Momoa in “See” Season 1 for Apple TV. Most recently, Joshua appeared Off- Broadway in The Wrong Man at MCC Theatre. Prior to his critically acclaimed performance in The Wrong Man, Joshua starred on Broadway as the iconic Billy Bigelow in the revival of Carousel for which he received Tony and Grammy nominations. Before headlining in Carousel, Joshua starred as Aaron Burr in Hamilton in Los Angeles. Joshua has also starred on Broadway as Noble Sissle in George C. Wolfe’s Tony-nominated musical Shuffle Along. Joshua was Tony-nominated for his star turn as Flick in the musical Violet. He received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations for his show-stopping performance. He was previously nominated for a Tony Award for his leading role in Susan Stroman’s The Scottsboro Boys. Other Broadway credits include leading roles in Porgy & Bess and Green Day’s American Idiot. Upcoming: Tick, Tick...Boom (Netflix/ Imagine Entertainment). He recently released his debut EP called Guarantee available on all music platforms.

Tyrone Davis, Jr. steps into the role of Ogie after performing as an ensemble member and understudy in production since 2017. Before the shutdown, Tyrone was last seen in the Off-Broadway revival of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, helmed by Kathleen Marshall and starring Beth Malone. Tyrone originated the role of Ronny Lule in the 2015 Off-Broadway production of Invisible Thread (Witness Uganda) at 2nd Stage. He also toured the country in the first national tour of Shrek The Musical, directed by Jason Moore. His regional theatre credits include The Old Globe, The American Repertory Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Stage Company, Crossroads Theater Company, and The Vineyard Playhouse on Martha’s Vineyard. Screen credits include Apple TV+’s “Little America,” and “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on ABC. Tyrone is a native of Miami, Florida where he attended New World School of the Arts. He is proudly on the Board of Directors of the Denver-based non-profit organization, The Wayfaring Band, which offers travel and adventure opportunities for adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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