Joshua Henry Is ‘The Wrong Man,’ With One of the Best Singing Voices in Theater

Courtesy Matthew Murphy

There are other characters and actors in multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan’s musical The Wrong Man, but really this is a showcase for the vocal talents of the stupendous Joshua Henry.

Everything that the musical lacks in plot and character—really, nothing much happens, and the subsidiary characters are seriously subsidiary—is more than compensated for by the Tony-nominated Henry’s beautiful, giving-it-all performance as its put-upon lead character Duran, framed for murders he did not commit in Reno, Nevada.

The songs Henry sings so brilliantly focus on Duran’s plight, which eventually takes him to jail and suicidal thoughts. Henry, most recently seen in Carousel as Billy Bigelow, has a long relationship with director Thomas Kail and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, dating back to In The Heights (2007); Henry went on to play Aaron Burr in Hamilton.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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