Broadway actor J.L Williams, who is set to star in a historic musical on Broadway in March, was found over the weekend after friends and family reported him missing four days ago.
The New York Daily News reports Williams was missing since Wednesday when his Shuffle Along co-stars said he didn’t show up for rehearsal. Williams mysteriously vanished after leaving his Bronx apartment at 7 a.m., his husband told police. Shuffle Along is the revival of the legendary musical that ran in 1921, consisting entirely of African-American actors and singers. The play launched the careers of the late Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson and many others.
Previews for the show begin in March.
Williams’ mother and cast members confirmed with Playbill the actor was found and has been hospitalized. His co-stars Adrienne Warren and Audra McDonald also tweeted the good news to fans.
Details behind his disappearance have not been revealed.