Myles Frost to Bring Tony Award-Winning Performance as Michael Jackson in Broadway Hit "MJ" to London's West End - AmNews Curtain Raiser


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Myles Frost to Bring Tony Award-Winning Performance as Michael Jackson in Broadway Hit "MJ" to London's West End

Myles Frost to Bring Tony Award-Winning Performance as Michael Jackson in Broadway Hit "MJ" to London's West End

The highly anticipated Broadway musical "MJ," which celebrates the life and artistry of the iconic Michael Jackson, is set to captivate audiences in London's West End. Today, producers Lia Vollack, John Branca, and John McClain announced that Myles Frost, the Tony Award® winner for Best Actor in a Musical, will reprise his star-making role as Michael Jackson in the London production.

Under the guidance of the internationally renowned creative team, headed by Pulitzer Prize® winner Lynn Nottage and Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon, "MJ" is slated to begin performances at the Prince Edward Theatre in London on March 6, 2024. The highly anticipated press night is scheduled for March 27, 2024, at 7:00pm.

Tickets for "MJ" in London will be available starting this Wednesday, May 24, 2023. For more information and bookings, visit

Myles Frost expressed his excitement about working with Christopher Wheeldon, stating, "Working with Chris has always been amazing. He is a visionary, and knowing that we're now going into his stomping ground, I'm ready for that ride! I'm super excited to bring this show to the West End and to make this a magical experience for everybody."

Christopher Wheeldon, the director/choreographer and Royal Ballet Associate Artist, shared his enthusiasm for Myles Frost joining the London company, saying, "I am naturally thrilled to have Myles opening the London company with his knockout award-winning performance. Myles embodies the artistic spirit of MJ but allows his own glorious talent to shine through his portrayal. Working closely with Myles to achieve this is in part what has made this show such a success on Broadway."

The musical "MJ" delves beyond Michael Jackson's mesmerizing moves and signature sound, offering a rare glimpse into the creative mind and collaborative spirit that propelled him to legendary status. Set against the backdrop of his groundbreaking 1992 Dangerous World Tour, the show brings Jackson's unparalleled artistry to life on stage.

With a powerhouse collection of Jackson's most iconic songs, including "Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Man in the Mirror," "Thriller," and "Smooth Criminal," "MJ" promises an electrifying theatrical experience like no other.

The creative team behind "MJ" features top industry professionals, including Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Costume Design by Paul Tazewell, Sound Design by Gareth Owen, Projection Design by Peter Nigrini, and Hair & Wig Design by Charles LaPointe. Musical Supervision is by David Holcenberg, with Orchestrations and Arrangements by David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb.

Further casting details for the London production of "MJ" will be announced in due course.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness the magic of Michael Jackson's enduring legacy as "MJ" brings his extraordinary artistry to the West End stage. Follow the production on Instagram: @MjthemusicalUK, Twitter: @MjthemusicalUK, and Facebook: @MjthemusicalUK.

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