Cast members in the production confirmed that the actor has been located as of Feb. 14. The actor's mother also posted that her son had been found and thanks those who helped in his safe return.
Shuffle Along cast member Adrienne Warren tweeted the following:
THANK YOU!!! For all of your assistance in helping us get the word out! JL WILLIAMS has been FOUND and is recovering in a NYC hospital!!
— Adrienne Warren (@adriennelwarren) February 14, 2016
Numerous members of the Broadway community, including Shuffle Along star Audra McDonald, shared posts on social media in an effort to locate the missing 33-year-old actor, who's legal name is legal name Jeffrey "JL" Williams. He did not report for rehearsals the morning of Feb. 10.
This is our beloved cast member JL. Please read & share if you can. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/YOW83rBeKg
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) February 14, 2016
She later tweeted following his safe return.
So grateful our dear cast member JL has been found. This is a beautiful Valentines day indeed! Thank you for all of the RT's & good thoughts
Williams also appeared on Broadway in Fela!
New York Daily News reported that Williams had last been seen Wednesday morning leaving his Bronx apartment to head to work. They wrote: "Williams' husband has not heard from him since the actor left the Jerome Ave. home at 7 AM [Wednesday], according to an NYPD flyer."