The 7 Hottest Onstage Henleys

by lucky and the mick on December 4, 2012

in Broadway Journal

Ah, the henley. The historical origins of his men’s fashion item aren’t totally clear, but let’s make a wild guess here: It was probably underwear. Hence our love and passion for this simple shirt, and for its endless uses in the modern American musical.

We’ve spotted a ton of henleys on stage in the last few years, but costume designers in seasons past familiar with this garment, too. Or they just had eyes, and hormones, and felt the heat when they costumed their leading men in England’s hottest-ever wardrobe export. Either way, we thought it was high time to collect some of our favorite stage hotties in their henleys and share them with you. Scroll on, team, and be prepared to fan yourself when the temperature rises.

Will Chase in Drood
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Joshua Henry in Porgy and Bess
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Will Swenson in Murder Ballad
Murder Ballad.Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage II.

Steve Kazee in Once
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Patrick Wilson in Carousel
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Michael Hayden in Carousel
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Jeremy Jordan in Newsies
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Ben Walker in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
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Amanda December 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm

This really isn’t even a close race and I’m glad your readers agree.

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Laura December 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

I was reeeeally torn between Walker and Kazee, but let’s be honest, this is no contest.

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