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Aramie Payton made his Broadway debut as part of the MJ the Musical cast as standby for the roles of MJ and Michael. Aramie is a Chicago native and now a New York City-based actor and screenwriter. He was seen in the Hulu TV series, Wu-Tang, An American Saga.

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Original Broadway Production, 2022

MJ (Standby) [Replacement]

Michael (Standby) [Replacement]

NY City Center Production, 2019

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2018
Performer (Understudy)

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Interview: Dominique Kelley & Jen Bender on Co-Directing AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse

BroadwayWorld sat down with the co-directors of the production to learn more about their process and bringing the Jazz Age to life at Paper Mill. After Midnight intertwines the poetry of Langston Hughes with songs from big-band legends Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, and more.

Review: AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse-A Jazzy, Exhilarating Musical Revue Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

Paper Mill Playhouse is now presenting After Midnight, a scintillating musical revue.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse

See photos from opening night of After Midnight at Paper Mill Playhouse!

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse

Get a first look at photos and video of After Midnight at Paper Mill Playhouse!

Photos: In Rehearsals for AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse will soon present After Midnight, co-directed by Dominique Kelley. Check out photos from inside rehearsals here!

Photos: Taylor Iman Jones, Alysha Umphress & More Perform at BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON

On Monday, Broadway Sings presented Broadway Sings Whitney Houston at Sony Hall. See photos!

Cast and Creative Team Revealed For AFTER MIDNIGHT at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for After Midnight. Learn more about who is in the cast and on the team here!

Shoshana Bean, Charity Angél Dawson, Eleri Ward Join BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series has announced the lineup for its next large-scale event, Broadway Sings Whitney Houston. 

Photos: MJ Casts Meet Ahead of the Launch of National Tour

Just last week, the Broadway and National Tour casts of MJ gathered for a special send off celebration at the Civilian Hotel. The musical will soon launch its First National Tour at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre from August 1 – September 2, 2023.  Check out photos from inside the festivities here!

MJ Cast Members to Join BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week at The Green Room 42

Ben Cameron’s long running, award winning, musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, will begin performances at it’s new home, The Green Room 42, this Thursday, September 8th! This week, Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of MJ The Musical!

'At This Performance... ' Returns to The Green Room 42 Next Week

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A Strange Loop; MJ The Musical; Company; Into The Woods; Funny Girl; Beetlejuice and Between The Lines   on Monday, July 18th at 7 PM. 

Photos: MJ Celebrates 10 Tony Nominations at Tavern on The Green

MJ the Musical celebrated its 10 Tony Award nominations last night with a party at Tavern on the Green! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here.

Gravitas Ventures Acquires the North American Rights to TRIPLE THREAT Feature Film

In “Triple Threat,” dreams of Broadway stardom meet the realities of adulthood as three long-time friends embark on an unexpected journey of what it means to birth the creation of your heart. “Chloe” (Maltin), “Maggie” (Zhitnikova) and “Gus” (DeYonker) must each make the choice between a Broadway musical and having a baby.  

Queer Millenial Love Story Musical TRIPLE THREAT to be Available for Streaming on Select Platforms this Summer

Bursting with vibrant original music and a distinctly Millennial vibe, “Triple Threat” is for every theater kid yearning to make it big; for every family bonded by friendship; and anyone who has ever put it all on the line to realize a dream.

Photos: Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson and Sherri Shepherd Visit MJ

The company of MJ recently welcomed some special visitors to the Neil Simon Theatre. Check out photos of the cast with Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson and Sherri Shepherd.

Photos: MJ THE MUSICAL Cast and Creatives Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night

MJ features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize® winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs.

Meet the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL

Inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson, learn more about the cast bringing this new musical to the stage!

MJ THE MUSICAL Announces Nationwide Search For Actor To Play 'Young Michael Jackson'

In MJ, “Young Michael” appears at age 10 and should have an unchanged singing voice. Performers may be older or younger to audition, as long as they are still able to sing in Young Michael's range.

Rich + Tone Talauega Join MJ THE MUSICAL Creative Team, Focusing on Michael Jackson Movement

MJ Director and Tony Award-winning Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon is introducing a unique part of his creative team – Rich + Tone Talauega, who will focus particularly on Michael Jackson movement.

MJ Announces Complete Casting; Quentin Earl Darrington, Whitney Bashor, Antoine L. Smith, and More!

The production kicks off performances this December. Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!


Aramie Payton has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Aramie Payton has not appeared in the West End.

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