MJ the Musical, starring Tony winner Myles Frost in the title role, celebrated its one-year anniversary on Broadway February 1 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The new musical began previews December 6, 2021, prior to an official opening February 1, 2022.
Watch the curtain call from the celebratory performance—including a lively, heartfelt thank you from star Frost and an MJ-themed cake—in the video above. Also, check out photos from the evening below.
Bane Griffith joined the cast of MJ the Musical January 31. The 10-year-old Griffith, who is making his Broadway debut, plays Little Michael, sharing the role with Christian Wilson.
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The musical features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the most popular songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs.
MJ also has sets by Derek McLane, lighting by Natasha Katz, costumes by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Gareth Owen, projection design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe, music direction by Jason Michael Webb, musical supervision by David Holcenberg, and orchestrations by Holcenberg and Webb. Casting is by Rachel Hoffman of The Telsey Office.
Title player Frost made history last year, becoming the youngest individual actor to win a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
The show took home four Tony Awards in total, including Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design in a Musical, and Best Sound Design in a Musical.
Read more about the hit musical in the Playbill Vault.