With Broadway shows gearing up to entertain audiences after a long break due to Covid-19, many people are scrambling to buy tickets to any show. One particular show that stands out as a must-see is the new musical about Michael Jackson, called MJ The Musical. Previews for the musical will start on December 6, 2021 before the opening night, which is February 1, 2022. Avid fans of Michael Jackson along with people who hardly know his music can both enjoy this musical.
Read on to learn about the rockstar cast and more details of MJ The Musical.
Cast for MJ The Musical
Myles Frost will play the lead role of Michael Jackson. This is a change from the previous actor, Ephraim Sykes, who was originally cast. Myles Frost is expected to wow the audience with his Broadway debut.
Quentin Earl Darrington has been cast as Joseph Jackson and Rob. Darrington’s previous work includes his role as Agwe in Once on This Island, which earned him a Grammy Award Nomination.
Rachel is played by Whitney Bashor, whose resume includes The Bridges of Madison County.on Broadway and Bertie in the Drury Lane Theatre production of Beaches, the Musical.
Gabriel Ruiz, also making his Broadway debut, will play the role of Alejandro. Antoine L. Smith will play Berry Gordy and Nick, with Joey Sorge as Dave, Ayana George playing Katherine Jackson, Apollo Levine is Quincy Jones and Tito Jackson, and Tavon Olds-Sample will be Michael.
Finally, John Edwards will play Jackie Johnson. Lamont Walker II will play Jermaine Jackson, with Zelig Williams as Marlon Jackson, and rounding out the ensemble will be. Raymond Baynard, Kali May Grinder, Oyoyo Joi, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Renni Anthony Magee, Aaron James McKenzie, Aramie Payton, Kamille Upshaw, Ryan Van Den Boom, and Darius Wright.
Staff and Crew for MJ The Musical
Derek McLane will design the set, with Natasha Katz on lighting design. Paul Tazewell will design costumes, and Gareth Owen will design sound.
Christopher Wheeldon will act as both the director and choreographer for MJ The Musical.
Details Regarding MJ The Musical
MJ delves into the unusual life story of Michael Jackson, from childhood to career. Lynn Nottage, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, wrote the book for MJ. The play is sure to include classic hits of Michael Jackson, such as “Thriller,” “Bad” and “The Earth Song.”
About David Milberg
David Milberg is an experienced financial analyst and entrepreneur from New York City. Milberg is a proud father of three kids. Milberg graduated from Princeton University with a BA in History and graduated from Columbia University with an MBA. David Milberg currently serves as a Senior Vice President at Milberg Factors, Inc.
Over his tenure at Milberg Factors, David has also been involved in numerous not-for-profit activities. In light of David’s charitable work, he was honored in the year 2000 by the accountants and bankers division of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York and by the Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Foundation. David Milberg has also been active in the Lincoln Center Business Council.
David Milberg has invested in such major broadway productions as Mel Brook’s The Producers, The Weir, and the hit revival of Pippin directed by Diane Paulus and starring Tony Award Winner Patina Miller at the Leading Player. David sits on the Board of Trustees for The Prospect Theater Company and is a fervent supporter of the Lincoln Center Theater. David Milberg presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Triangle Club, where he was Vice-Chairman.
David Milberg has a rich, varied background in musical theater and live stage performance.