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Jackson was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Jackson was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1952
Child

Writing

Bookwriter, Composer, & Lyricist
Music & Lyrics

Photos

Myles Frost as Michael Jackson Photo

Myles Frost as Michael Jackson

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Date:
12/06/2021
Michael Jackson with Ellen Greene and the cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Westw Photo

Michael Jackson with Ellen Greene and the cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles, 1983

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Date:
06/25/2020
David Nichols, Allison Williams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael  Photo

David Nichols, Allison Williams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Jackson and Gary Levine

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Date:
04/26/2018
David Nichols, Allison Williams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Micha Photo

David Nichols, Allison Williams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Jackson

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Date:
04/26/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1952
Child

Writing
Bookwriter, Composer, & Lyricist
Music & Lyrics

Michael Jackson Biography

Jackson was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records.

In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson's 1987 album Bad spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana", becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" throughout the 1990s, and forged a reputation as a touring solo artist.

Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various music genres.




Michael Jackson News

MLIMA'S TALE Florida Premiere By Lynn Nottage Kicks Off The Theater Up Close Season,  Photo MLIMA'S TALE Florida Premiere By Lynn Nottage Kicks Off The Theater Up Close Season, October 13-30
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2022

Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present the Florida premiere of MLIMA'S TALE, a haunting and powerful exploration of the international underground ivory market told through the eyes of the elephant who was poached for the prized possessions.

Interview: Emma Hunton ‚Ä" GIRL's In EUPHORIA With Her Booked Schedule Photo Interview: Emma Hunton ‚Ä" GIRL's In EUPHORIA With Her Booked Schedule
by Gil Kaan - Sep 22, 2022

Cherry Poppins presents their one-nighter XOXO Euphoria Girl ‚Äď A Burlesque Musical Parody September 26, 2022, at The Bourbon Room. The team of Alli Miller-Fisher, Chadd McMillan and Sarah Haworth-Hodges direct this Burlesque musical parody mashup set to chart-topping music with the cast of: Ty Deran,¬†Kristyn Evelyn,¬†Everjohn Feliciano,¬†Bianca Gisselle, Emma Hunton,¬† Carly Jibson,¬†Janaya Mahealani Jones, Meredith Lim, Alli Miller-Fisher, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Shelly Regner, Sarah Wines, Lauren Avon and¬†Brin Hamblin.¬†Emma managed to carve out some time to answer a few of my queries.

Feature: EARL TURNER talks about life, cruising, and selling out Myron's at The Smith Photo Feature: EARL TURNER talks about life, cruising, and selling out Myron's at The Smith Center
by Theresa Bertram - Sep 21, 2022

Popejoy Hall's 2022-2023 Season Opens in October Photo Popejoy Hall's 2022-2023 Season Opens in October
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2022

Single tickets will be available soon for an array of popular shows coming to Popejoy Hall as part of its Ovation Series.

Broadway Veteran Marva Hicks Passes Away Photo Broadway Veteran Marva Hicks Passes Away
by Team BWW - Sep 19, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the death of Broadway veteran Marva Hicks, who passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Broadway Buying Guide: September 19, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: September 19, 2022
by Team BWW - Sep 19, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, September 13, 2022.

Jazz Vocalist Patti Austin Performs at FIM Whiting Auditorium Photo Jazz Vocalist Patti Austin Performs at FIM Whiting Auditorium
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Patti Austin will headline the annual BCO Pops Concert at the FIM Whiting Auditorium on October 1 at 7 p.m. with a FIM Flint Symphony Orchestra ensemble and guest conductor Damien Sneed. Her long-awaited Ella Fitzgerald tribute concert will benefit FIM's Black Classical Origins program.

BAT OUT OF HELL is Headed to Germany This Year Photo BAT OUT OF HELL is Headed to Germany This Year
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

Jim Steinman's globally successful stage epic Bat Out of Hell ‚Äď The Musical returns to Germany: The award-winning original from London's West End with the greatest hits of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf can be experienced for the first time in its original English version in this touring production from 20th December 2022 to 4th January 2023 only, at the Capitol Theater D√ľsseldorf.

Interview: Choreographer Vincent Paterson's A Favorite of Michael Jackson & Madonna,  Photo Interview: Choreographer Vincent Paterson's A Favorite of Michael Jackson & Madonna, But Not Sondheim
by Gil Kaan - Sep 15, 2022

What do Madonna, Michael Jackson and Stephen Sondheim have in common? Choreographer extraordinaire Vincent Paterson! Vincent new book Icons and Instincts: Choreographing and Directing Entertainment’s Biggest Stars has just been released and Vincent will be appearing at Book Soup September 23, 2022, to sign copies of it.

Stefflon Don & Tekno Team Up With Kelvyn Boy for 'Down Flat' Remix Photo Stefflon Don & Tekno Team Up With Kelvyn Boy for 'Down Flat' Remix
by Michael Major - Sep 12, 2022

‚ÄúDown Flat‚ÄĚ now stands as one of the most discussed records released from a Ghanaian artist and acts as Kelvyn Boy‚Äôs most decorated record to date. Since its release earlier this year, the single has cemented an international impact within Continental Africa, Europe, and the U.K. regions as it rises with attention in the North American states.

Michael Jackson Videos

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight VideoVIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2022

Tthe Hollywood Bowl's production of Kinky Boots beings performances tonight and runs through July 10th, 2022, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. Go inside rehearsals and get a first look at the cast in action.

VIDEO: Myles Frost Teaches TODAY Hosts How to Dance Like Michael Jackson VideoVIDEO: Myles Frost Teaches TODAY Hosts How to Dance Like Michael Jackson
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022

Tony Award-winner Myles Frost appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss starring as Michael Jackson in MJ on Broadway. Frost joined Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, revealing how he taught himself how to dance. Frost discussed when he got the call that he would be starring in MJ and joined tWitch for a dance-off.

VIDEO: History-Making MJ Star Myles Frost Celebrates His Big Win! VideoVIDEO: History-Making MJ Star Myles Frost Celebrates His Big Win!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2022

Myles Frost made history, becoming the youngest individual actor to win a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical at only 22- years old. He took home the award for his critically acclaimed performance as Michael Jackson in the smash Broadway hit, MJ. watch his celebration with his MJ family!

VIDEO: Myles Frost and the Cast of MJ the Musical Perform 'Smooth Criminal' VideoVIDEO: Myles Frost and the Cast of MJ the Musical Perform 'Smooth Criminal'
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

MJ the Musical has released a full clip of the song 'Smooth Criminal' performed on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre. The cast is led by Myles Frost as Michael Jackson. Check out the full performance here!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL Give Stevie Wonder a Birthday Serenade VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL Give Stevie Wonder a Birthday Serenade
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

On Thursday night, MJ the Musical had a very special guest in the audience. Stevie Wonder attended the musical in celebration of his 72nd birthday, which was on May 13th. The cast of the Tony nominated musical serenaded the legend by singing, 'Happy Birthday.' Wonder also went backstage to meet and greet the cast. Watch the CBS New York video below!

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: MJ's Paul Tazewell VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: MJ's Paul Tazewell
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Paul Tazewell!

VIDEO: MJ Stars Walter Russell III & Christian Wilson are On the Rise! VideoVIDEO: MJ Stars Walter Russell III & Christian Wilson are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - Mar 27, 2022

Eight times per week at the Neil Simon Theatre, the company of MJ the musical is bringing crowds to their feet. Two of the show's young actors are certainly starting something, splitting the role of 'Little Michael'- Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson. Watch their interview here. 

VIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night! VideoVIDEO: MJ Cast Hits the Red Carpet to Celebrate Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch below as the company hits the red carpet right before the curtain went up!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ Take Opening Night Bows VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ Take Opening Night Bows
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2022

The curtain was raised last night for the opening night of one of the most anticipated musicals in recent Broadway history: MJ. The cast, including 12 Broadway debuts, took their first opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre. Newcomer Myles Frost, of Washington, D.C., made his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson and received multiple standing ovations. Watch the opening night bows below and catch a clip of the cast performing 'Beat It.'

BWW Exclusive: Watch Joshua Henry Sing His Original Song 'Guarantee' on FULL FRONTAL  VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Joshua Henry Sing His Original Song 'Guarantee' on FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE
by Michael Major - Jan 20, 2022

Joshua Henry is slated to make his late-night debut during the season premiere episode of TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Henry performed a stripped-back version of 'Guarantee', a track from his new album, 'Grow.' Watch the performance exclusively here before the episodes premiere tonight!


Michael Jackson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Jackson been in?
Michael Jackson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Jackson been in?
Michael Jackson has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Michael Jackson written?
Michael Jackson has written 2 shows including MJ (Music & Lyrics), A Strange Loop (Bookwriter, Composer, & Lyricist).