New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre on Joining ‘Waitress’ & His Lifelong Love of Musical Theater


As a member of uber-boy band New Kids on the Block, Joey McIntyre was usually confined to 1 position: the blue-eyed heartthrob and falsetto-voiced child of the group. But within the years since NKOTB's heyday, McIntyre has expanded his repertoire considerably — by way of the world of Broadway and musical theater.

Over the previous 20 years, celeb appearances in Broadway exhibits have turn into commonplace, however McIntyre's dedication to theater remains to be unusual: sure, he stepped in as Fiyero in Wicked (following position originator Norbert Leo Butz) however he's additionally carried out off-Broadway in Jonathan Larson's tick…tick…BOOM!, in Los Angeles (most not too long ago in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), and method, method off-Broadway (Cabaret in Alaska!). 

Now, McIntyre has moved to New York within the hopes of creating extra common appearances in theater right here, and he's kicking issues off in a giant method: on Feb. four, he'll begin a run as Dr. Pomatter, the OB-GYN love curiosity of protagonist Jenna in Sara Bareilles' hit musical Waitress.  In the midst of rehearsals, McIntyre referred to as into the Billboard on Broadway podcast to talk with host Rebecca Milzoff about returning to Broadway after greater than a decade, the far-flung locations he's carried out, and the sorts of roles he's dying to play sooner or later.