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The 7 Hottest Onstage Henleys

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

Joshua Henry in Porgy and Bess

Will Swenson in Murder Ballad
Murder Ballad.Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage II.

Steve Kazee in Once

Patrick Wilson in Carousel

Michael Hayden in Carousel

Jeremy Jordan in Newsies

Ben Walker in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson


Now, it’s your turn to tell us…

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  • Amanda December 4, 2012, 12:01 pm

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

  • Laura December 5, 2012, 10:12 am

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

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