Centered around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, and created by Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status.
In MJ the Musical
, Whitney Bashor performs as Rachel, a filmmaker who is in the rehearsal room to make a documentary for MTV about the Dangerous Tour. Whitney is also known for her work in in the musical The Bridges of Madison County
, which earned her the Clarence Derwent Award. Get your tickets to Broadway performances through April 9, 2023: https://mjthemusical.com/tickets/
Emmy Award winner Antoine L. Smith performs in MJ the Musical
, playing Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, and Nick, the Dangerous Tour stage manager. Antoine is a Broadway veteran who was part of the 2015 revival of the musical production The Color Purple
, starring opposite EGOT Winner Jennifer Hudson. Get your tickets now for Broadway performances of MJ
through the end of 2022: https://mjthemusical.com/tickets/
When Michael Jackson asked producer Teddy Riley to work with him on Dangerous
, Riley felt he first needed to prepare for The King of Pop. Unable to find a recording room to work in, he asked rapper / producer Q-Tip to sacrifice his studio for the pre-production work. He then borrowed musical equipment from retailer Sam Ash to make the tracks possible. Riley, seen here with Myles Frost, recently attended MJ the Musical
In MJ the Musical
, Apollo Levine performs the roles of Quincy Jones and Tito Jackson. While this is Apollo’s Broadway debut, he is no stranger to musical theater, having performed in local productions of Sister Act
, and Ragtime
. He credits the "Scream" and "Remember The Time" short films as what led to his captivation by Michael’s artistry.
Stevie Wonder recently attended MJ the Musical
, seen here with Christian Wilson, one of the two young actors playing "Little Michael." The New York Times writes that Wilson's "ease, his winning blend of naïveté and wisdom bring the musical to life." Get tickets: https://mjthemusical.com/tickets/
MJ the Musical
has a stellar cast. Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, is played by Ayana George. She’s an accomplished Singer / Songwriter who has performed with John Legend, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, and Kirk Franklin. George especially shines in the show during "I'll Be There," which Katherine sings as a duet with Michael. Find tickets now for Broadway performances through the end of 2022. https://mjthemusical.com/tickets/
Tavon Olds-Sample finds portraying Michael Jackson in his middle years for MJ the Musical
to be exciting: "I've always loved Michael Jackson. I remember sending in an [audition] tape and not really expecting anything back. Playing an icon, being able to have the crowd's energy and have the crowd's reaction to the most iconic entertainer of all time is everything." Get your tickets to Broadway performances through the end of 2022: https://mjthemusical.com/tickets/
Congratulations to the 4 Tony Award winners from the MJ the Musical
family on last night's wins – Myles Frost (Best Leading Actor in a Musical), Christopher Wheeldon (Best Choreography), Natasha Katz (Best Lighting Design of a Musical) and Gareth Owen (Best Sound Design of a Musical).
MJ the Musical
is nominated for BroadwayWorld’s 19th Annual Theatre Fans’ Choice Awards – the only theater award created by and voted for by the fans! The show has a total of 18 nominations so be sure vote before voting closes on June 4: https://www.broadwayworld.com/vote.cfm