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Jawan M. Jackson

 
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Born and raised in the heart of Motown, Jawan M. Jackson is a native of Detroit. Jackson made his professional debut starring in Broadway's Motown The Musical as Melvin Franklin of The Temptations. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Jackson began his career as a radio personality for ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Born and raised in the heart of Motown, Jawan M. Jackson is a native of Detroit. Jackson made his professional debut starring in Broadway's Motown The Musical as Melvin Franklin of The Temptations. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Jackson began his career as a radio personality for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Melvin Franklin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Melvin Franklin

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble

Jawan M. Jackson Biography

Born and raised in the heart of Motown, Jawan M. Jackson is a native of Detroit. Jackson made his professional debut starring in Broadway's Motown The Musical as Melvin Franklin of The Temptations. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Jackson began his career as a radio personality for Detroit's top radio station, Hot 107.5. Upon graduation, he successfully helped instill, develop, and execute a program for high school students who had a passion for pursuing a career in acting and the arts. Film: Sparkle (2012), Love Thy Self (2014). TV: Netflix's The Get Down (2016), PBS's Doo Wop Generations (2018). Instagram: JawanJackson4. Big thanks to my agents at Carson Kolker, Barry and Oscar, and manager Arthur Massei.




Jawan M. Jackson News

Photos: See Jawan M. Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Isabelle McCalla & More at Rosie's Photo Photos: See Jawan M. Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Isabelle McCalla & More at Rosie's Theater Kids Passing It On Gala 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Rosie’s Theater Kids returned to the stage to honor CBS President and CEO George Cheeks and Broadway producers Cathy and Elliott Masie (The Prom) at this year’s Passing It On Gala, an evening of performances celebrating mentorship.

Jawan M. Jackson and Amber Wright Welcome New Baby Boy Photo Jawan M. Jackson and Amber Wright Welcome New Baby Boy
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld congratulates Jawan M. Jackson and Amber Wright on the birth of their new baby! Jackson, who last appeared on Broadway in Ain't Too Proud, took to Instagram to share the news.  Brayden Kingslee Jackson was born on April 17 at 12:43pm.

LISTEN: Kevin Chamberlin Talks TikTok & More on TAKE A BOW Photo LISTEN: Kevin Chamberlin Talks TikTok & More on TAKE A BOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

This episode has it all! In this episode he takes us through his career, life journey, and inside scoop from his favorite productions.

Christopher Jackson, Isabelle McCalla, Jawan M. Jackson & More to Take Part in PASSIN Photo Christopher Jackson, Isabelle McCalla, Jawan M. Jackson & More to Take Part in PASSING IT ON Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

Founder Rosie O’Donnell and Artistic and Executive Director Lori Klinger announced that Rosie’s Theater Kids will return to the stage to honor CBS President and CEO George Cheeks and Broadway producers Cathy and Elliott Masie (The Prom) at this year’s Passing It On Gala, an evening of performances celebrating mentorship.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Pairs Familiar Songs with Familiar Story Beats at Dr. Phi Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Pairs Familiar Songs with Familiar Story Beats at Dr. Phillips Center
by Aaron Wallace - Jan 26, 2022

But even if AIN’T TOO PROUD commits a few sins on its way to Motown glory, it is at least absolved to some extent by the sheer quality of that songbook. And, in the current touring production at Dr. Phillips Center, it gets some extra absolution from its incredibly talented cast...

Listen: James Monroe Iglehart Talks HAMILTON, FSL & More on TAKE A BOW Photo Listen: James Monroe Iglehart Talks HAMILTON, FSL & More on TAKE A BOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

James Monroe Iglehart joined this past week's episode of Take A Bow. This episode has it all! From Jaw-dropping facts you never knew about shows he’s been in, to hilarious jokes, comments sprinkled in from the witty Iglehart. Listening to James reflect on his Tony Award Winning role of Genie in Aladdin is something you don’t want to miss. 

VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary Photo VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary
by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Reopening features behind-the-scenes access to shows including 'Wicked,' 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Diana,' 'Come From Away,' 'Waitress,' and more, following each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

Photos: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate PBS' REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Photo Photos: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate PBS' REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 18, 2022

Great Performances – Reopening: The Broadway Revival pulls the curtain back on some of Broadway’s most popular shows, revealing how the New York theater industry undertook the monumental process of turning the lights back on after its longest hiatus in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar Photo BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

Photos: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Takes Closing Night Bows Photo Photos: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Takes Closing Night Bows
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 17, 2022

Last night, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award®-winning musical sensation, played its final Broadway performance at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The musical, with a book by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau, choreography by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo, and direction by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff played 488 performances.

Jawan M. Jackson Videos

VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary VideoVIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary
by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Reopening features behind-the-scenes access to shows including 'Wicked,' 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Diana,' 'Come From Away,' 'Waitress,' and more, following each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

BWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center Honors
by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2021

The cast of Ain't Too Proud took to the stage at the Kennedy Center Honors to honor Berry Gordy. The cast, consisting of Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Matt Manuel, and Jelani Remy, performed 'I'm Gonna Make You Love Me' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg'. Watch an exclusive clip of the performance now!

VIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD VideoVIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2021

Grammy Award-winning superstar John Legend and producing partner Mike Jackson paid a visit to the cast and creative team of the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations!

VIDEO: Go Inside AIN'T TOO PROUD's Broadway Reopening Night! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside AIN'T TOO PROUD's Broadway Reopening Night!
by Team BWW - Oct 18, 2021

Get ready! The Temptations are back on Broadway. Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations officially returned to Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday night and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

The cast performed a medley of Temptations hits, including “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.” Watch the full performance now!

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Gets Broadway-Ready at the Imperial Theatre VideoVIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Gets Broadway-Ready at the Imperial Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2021

It's not just your imagination! Broadway is coming back and so are the Temptations!  Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical is getting ready to resume Broadway performances on October 16 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).

BWW TV: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart & More Celebrate Nik Walker w VideoBWW TV: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart & More Celebrate Nik Walker with Stonestreet Granite Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2020

Stonestreet Studios, the New York-based independent film and tv studio founded in 1991 by director/writer/producer team Alyssa Rallo Bennett and Gary O. Bennett, just honored Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations star Nik Walker with the studio's Fifth Annual Stonestreet Granite Award.

BWW TV: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Company Come Together for 'The Way You Do the Thing VideoBWW TV: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Company Come Together for 'The Way You Do the Things You Do'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

What happens when a Broadway company has to stay apart? They come together via technology! Ain't Too Proud Music Director Kenny Seymour asked the show's Classic Five Temptations as well as everyone in the orchestra send in videos performing the opening number- a?oeThe Way You Do The Things You Do.a??

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of 'My Girl' with Subway Perfo VideoVIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of 'My Girl' with Subway Performance
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Ain't Too Proud's Derrick Baskin, Jawan M. Jackson, Jelani Remy, James Harkness, and Ephraim Sykes, sang a?oeMy Girla?? a cappella for some lucky subway riders in celebration of the song's 55th anniversary, which is officially tomorrow, December 21st.


Jawan M. Jackson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jawan M. Jackson been in?
Jawan M. Jackson has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Jawan M. Jackson been in?
Jawan M. Jackson has not appeared in the West End