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Michael R. Jackson

 
Bio:
The 2020 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ Circle–winning A Strange Loop (which had its 2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73 Productions) was called “a full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins” and a “gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
The 2020 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ Circle–winning A Strange Loop (which had its 2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73 Productions) was called “a full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins” and a “gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Writer[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Vocal Arranger

Photos

Michael R. Jackson at THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall in Photo

Michael R. Jackson at THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 12 on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winners Darren Criss and Julianne Hough co-host THE TONY AWARDS: ACT ONE, an hour of exclusive content streaming live only on Paramount+, followed by Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose hosting THE 75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. Photo: Mary Kouw/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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06/13/2022
John Cameron Mitchell, Michael R. Jackson Photo

John Cameron Mitchell, Michael R. Jackson

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06/07/2022

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Writer[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Vocal Arranger

Michael R. Jackson Biography

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ Circle–winning A Strange Loop (which had its 2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73 Productions) was called “a full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins” and a “gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical with infectious melodies” by Ben Brantley for The New York Times. In The New Yorker, Vinson Cunningham wrote, “To watch this show is to enter, by some urgent, bawdy magic, an ecstatic and infinitely more colorful version of the famous surreal lithograph by M. C. Escher: the hand that lifts from the page, becoming almost real, then draws another hand, which returns the favor.” In addition to A Strange Loop, he wrote book, music, and lyrics for White Girl in Danger. Awards and associations include a New Professional Theatre Festival Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, an ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award, a Whiting Award, the Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, an Antonyo Award, a Fred Ebb Award, a Windham-Campbell Prize, and a Dramatists Guild Fellowship. He is an alum of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group.

Michael R. Jackson Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Music
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop

Michael R. Jackson News

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

VIDEO: 2022 Best Musical A STRANGE LOOP Celebrates Tonys Triumph At Curtain Call Photo VIDEO: 2022 Best Musical A STRANGE LOOP Celebrates Tonys Triumph At Curtain Call
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Broadway's 2022 Best Musical, Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, made its first return to the stage tonight following its Tony Awards triumph. At their first curtain call back, star Jaquel Spivey and the Loop ensemble celebrated their big win with a packed house. 

Vineyard Theatre Resumes Performances Of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 With Reggie D. Whi Photo Vineyard Theatre Resumes Performances Of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 With Reggie D. White
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced that Lessons in Survival: 1971 will resume performances on Wednesday, June 15 with Reggie D. White temporarily stepping into the role of James Baldwin. White is a co-conceiver of the show as one of the members of The Commissary and the Vineyard Theatre's 2022-2023 Colman Domingo Award recipient. 

VIDEO: Backstage with the 2022 Tony Awards Winners! Photo VIDEO: Backstage with the 2022 Tony Awards Winners!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2022

Another Tonys has come and gone! The American Theatre Wing's 75th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, aired live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night. We have interviews with the winners- including Matt Doyle, Marianne Elliott, Michael R. Jackson, Barbara Whitman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Myles Frost, Phylicia Rashad, Joaquina Kalukango, and Deirdre O'Connell.

Photos: Inside the 75th Annual Tony Awards Photo Photos: Inside the 75th Annual Tony Awards
by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2022

Last night, the 75th Annual Tony Awards were hosted by Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose. The evening included appearances by Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Patti LuPone, Jennifer Hudson, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Erivo, and more. Check out photos from inside the event now!

Review Roundup: The 75th Annual Tony Awards; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: The 75th Annual Tony Awards; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Review Roundups - Jun 13, 2022

See what the critics thought of the 2022 Tony Awards now and read all the reviews for what they thought about the broadcast & more, hosted by Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose.

GLAAD Praises the Tony Awards For LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Photo GLAAD Praises the Tony Awards For LGBTQ+ Inclusivity
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

GLAAD, the media monitoring organization geared toward protecting the LGBTQ+ community, has commended the Tony Awards for their inclusivity in telling LGBTQ+ stories on Broadway.

Photos: Check Out All New Photos From Tony-Winning Musical A STRANGE LOOP Photo Photos: Check Out All New Photos From Tony-Winning Musical A STRANGE LOOP
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

All new production photos have been released from A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Tony-Award- and Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, now playing at the Lyceum Theater (149 W 45th St).

From the Winner's Circle: A STRANGE LOOP Producer Barbara Whitman and Michael R. Jack Photo From the Winner's Circle: A STRANGE LOOP Producer Barbara Whitman and Michael R. Jackson Discuss The Road to Tony
by Team BWW - Jun 13, 2022

A Strange Loop has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Photos: Backstage with the Winners at the 2022 Tony Awards Photo Photos: Backstage with the Winners at the 2022 Tony Awards
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

This morning they were just nominees, but tonight... they're winners! BroadwayWorld is backstage at Radio City Musical Hall for the 75th Annual Tony Awards and we're bringing you live photos of tonight's winners.

Michael R. Jackson Videos

VIDEO: Backstage with the 2022 Tony Awards Winners! VideoVIDEO: Backstage with the 2022 Tony Awards Winners!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2022

Another Tonys has come and gone! The American Theatre Wing's 75th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, aired live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night. We have interviews with the winners- including Matt Doyle, Marianne Elliott, Michael R. Jackson, Barbara Whitman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Myles Frost, Phylicia Rashad, Joaquina Kalukango, and Deirdre O'Connell.

VIDEO: Michael R. Jackson Outlines A STRANGE LOOP's Journey to Broadway on CBS Sunday VideoVIDEO: Michael R. Jackson Outlines A STRANGE LOOP's Journey to Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 5, 2022

A Strange Loop is the 11-time Tony nominated show of the season, and on this morning's episode of CBS Sunday Morning, the show's creator, Michael R. Jackson, chats about its incredible success. Watch below as he checks in with Rita Braver about the musical's journey to the Broadway stage.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: A STRANGE LOOP's Michael R. Jackson VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: A STRANGE LOOP's Michael R. Jackson
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 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 Michael R. Jackson!

VIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Cast Performs 'Inner White Girl' on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Cast Performs 'Inner White Girl' on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - May 13, 2022

The cast of A Strange Loop appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to perform 'Inner White Girl.' The show's writer, Michael R. Jackson, also sat down with Meyers to discuss the inspiration behind the song, his motivations behind writing the show, his own experiences as a Broadway usher, and more.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Presents GLAAD Excellence in Media Award to Judith Light VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Presents GLAAD Excellence in Media Award to Judith Light
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, held the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City last night where a host of LGBTQ notables and allies called on the community to fight back against growing anti-LGBTQ attacks, particularly on LGBTQ youth and transgender Americans. GLAAD also announced recipients for 16 of this year’s 30 categories for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Additional categories were announced in Los Angeles on April 2 and a full list is available below.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of A STRANGE LOOP on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of A STRANGE LOOP on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2022

A Strange Loop has arrived on Broadway at last! The Broadway production of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, opened just last week at the Lyceum Theater, directed by Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from A STRANGE LOOP on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from A STRANGE LOOP on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2022

Watch video highlights from the Broadway production of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical at the Lyceum Theater. See the first video clip footage from Broadway!

VIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Performs a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert VideoVIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Performs a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

A Strange Loop has released a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert with NPR.

VIDEO: Works & Process Presents A STRANGE LOOP Panel VideoVIDEO: Works & Process Presents A STRANGE LOOP Panel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presented a panel with the creative team of A Strange Loop. The panel featured: Stephen Brackett, director; Michael R. Jackson, book, music and lyrics; Raja Feather Kelly, choreographer; Peter Marks, moderator, staff writer for the 'Washington Post'; and Rona Siddiqui, music director & music supervisor.

Photos & Video: Go Inside A STRANGE LOOP at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company VideoPhotos & Video: Go Inside A STRANGE LOOP at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 15, 2021

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is now presenting A STRANGE LOOP, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical. Directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, music directed by Rona Siddiqui, and produced in association with Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 Productions, A STRANGE LOOP will run through January 9, 2022.


Michael R. Jackson Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Michael R. Jackson been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Strange Loop , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for A Strange Loop , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for A Strange Loop , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Strange Loop , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for A Strange Loop , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for A Strange Loop Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loop and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loop .

What awards has Michael R. Jackson won?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Strange Loop, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Strange Loop, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for A Strange Loop Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loopand Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loop.