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    BROADWAY VS: Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry

    Earlier this week, on June 20, 2022, Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry took the stage for the second annual Broadway VS event. The event was held at New World Stages in New York City, and it was streamed live on YouTube by the Broadway Advocacy Coalition.

    Broadway Advocacy Coalition Hosts Second Broadway VS

    Broadway VS was created to honor the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and draw inspiration from the popular Verzuz phenomenon. This fundraiser celebrated Black culture on Broadway and served as a tribute to Tony-nominated legends Joshua Henry and Norm Lewis, all in support of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition.

    What Went Down

    Amber Iman, co-founder of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, hosted the event, which took place on Juneteenth. Broadway VS, as described on the event website, not only paid tribute to Joshua Henry and Norm Lewis but also provided a platform for Black theater artists to honor the trailblazers who have paved the way for others. You can check out the program for Broadway VS and enjoy the pre-show playlist curated by BAC on Spotify  .

    Missed Broadway VS? Don’t Stress

    You can watch the full two-hour concert celebration on the Broadway VS website. The event concluded with host Amber Iman presenting both men with the BAC Legacy Award, recognizing their ongoing leadership in the Broadway community.

    Honoring Black Men on Broadway

    The program of the BAC expressed the following about the event: “Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry have broken barriers, allowing aspiring individuals in this industry to navigate their own journeys with more authenticity. Their leadership in this community is crucial.” The message further stated, “As we pay tribute to them tonight, we also aim to create opportunities for other Black men who have made significant contributions both on and off the stage, shaping the industry we envision.”


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