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Brian Tyree Henry

Brian Tyree Henry

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

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• Played the baritone and mellophone horn in his high school marching band.

• Got into acting during sophomore year of college after auditioning for the play Joe Turner's Come and Gone on a whim and landing the lead role.

• Planned to move to Washington D.C. and work in home security after graduation, before being persuaded to audition for the Yale School of Drama.

• Became friends with Sterling K. Brown when the pair were playing drag queens in Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out at the Sundance Theatre Lab in 2007.

• Was part of the original Broadway cast of The Book Of Mormon.