Producers Lia Vollack Productions and The Michael Jackson Estate announced today that, in his Broadway debut, newcomer Myles Frost of Washington, D.C., has been cast to star as Michael Jackson in the highly anticipated MJ. Ephraim Sykes, who was announced to play the role, has departed the production to shoot a feature film. Frost was cast following an exhaustive search for a uniquely talented performer to lead the new musical. As previously announced, MJ, inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson, will begin performances on Broadway on December 6, 2021, with an opening night set for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the newly refurbished Neil Simon Theatre on West 52 Street.
M.J. features a book by 2x Pulitizer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph. Scenic Design is by Tony and 2x Emmy Awasrd winner Derek McLane; lighting by Natasha Katz; costume design by Tony & Emmy Award winner Paul Tazewell. Tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.com.
Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya