Joshua Henry (Photo: Jason Goodrich)
It’s a revolving door at the diner! New cast members are coming and going in the limited-engagement return of Waitress, the latest being Tony-nominated Joshua Henry, who will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter on Monday, November 29. Also stepping into the spotlight is Tyrone Davis, Jr, currently in the ensemble, who will play Ogie throughout the duration of the run.
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 — don’t worry, we can’t keep track either! Waitress concludes its return engagement on January 9. 2022.
Joshua Henry can currently be seen starring opposite Jason Momoa in “See” Season 1 for Apple TV. Most recently, he appeared Off-Broadway in The Wrong Man at MCC Theatre. Before his critically acclaimed performance in The Wrong Man, Henry 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, Henry 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. He was Tony-nominated for his star turn as Flick in the musical Violet. Henry recently released his debut EP called Guarantee, available on all music platforms.
Before the shutdown, Tyrone Davis, Jr. was last seen in the Off-Broadway revival of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, helmed by Kathleen Marshall and starring Beth Malone. He originated the role of Ronny Lule in the 2015 Off-Broadway production of Invisible Thread (Witness Uganda) at 2ST and toured the country in the first national tour of Shrek The Musical, directed by Jason Moore.
Based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by Grammy Winner and Tony and Emmy Award-nominated Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.
Debuting in April 2016, Waitress is one of the longest-running shows in recent Broadway history, playing more than 1500 performances at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Waitress is now playing both US and UK tours, with new international productions to be announced at a later date.