Recently Joshua Henry joined iHeartRadio Broadway in studio to talk about a wide mix of topics but first and foremost his upcoming starring role as Gaston in Disney's Beauty and the Beast 30th Anniversary Special which will premiere on ABC on December 15th and stream on Disney+ the following day. The cast of Disney's Beauty and the Beast special will include: Five-time Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R as Belle, Tony, Emmy and Grammy-nominated artist Josh Groban as the Beast; EGOT winner and legend Rita Moreno will serve as the night’s narrator, celebrated comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Short as Lumière; Tony Award winner David Alan Grier as Cogsworth; Rizwan Manji as Gaston’s loyal sidekick, LeFou; and Jon Jon Briones as Belle’s loving father, Maurice. Viewers are also in for a major treat as five-time Grammy Award winner and top-selling female country pop artist Shania Twain is joined by rising star Leo Abelo Perry, playing everyone’s favorite mother-son duo, Mrs. Potts and Chip. Jon M. Chu will executive produce the special and Hamish Hamilton is set to direct, taking viewers on a memorable journey through the classic enchanted tale.
December 15th is also a special day for Henry as he is releasing new music with his single "Can't Nobody Tell Us Nothin'. The single can be pre-saved now by visiting: Joshua Henry - Can't Nobody Tell Us Nothin' (lnk.to).
Henry also talks about his time in New York City Center's Broadway revival of Into the Woods, taking on the comedic role of Rapunzel's Prince and what being a part of this cast has meant to him at this moment in his career. He also talks about the viral sensation of the Sondheim Stairwell Series and teases that you may hear more from the cast down the road.
Watch the full interview in the player above.