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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.

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[West End, 2023]
Book, Music & Lyrics
 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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Michael R. Jackson Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Lyrics

Michael R. Jackson, White Girl in Danger

Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Music

Michael R. Jackson, White Girl in Danger


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Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Book of a Musical

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


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Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop


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Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Lyrics

Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop

Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Music

Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop


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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Best Musical

Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop


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Obie Awards - 2020 - Playwriting Award

Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop


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Obie Awards - 2020 - Special Citation

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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding New Score

Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop


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The Pulitzer Prize - 2020 - Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced its 54th season—a lineup of works to be presented October 2024 through July 2025. Learn more about the full lineup here!

Video: Go Inside the Sitzprobe for the West Coast Production Of A STRANGE LOOP


Get a behind-the-scenes look at the sitzprobe rehearsal for A STRANGE LOOP at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. The production will next travel to Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre.

54 SINGS JONI MITCHELL Takes The Stage At 54 Below This May


54 BELOW will present Ayanna Charity, Brooke Emmerich and more in 54 Sings Joni Mitchell on May 14, 2024. 

Gloria Molina Grand Park To Host Events for Mental Health Awareness Month


In the healing spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, Gloria Molina Grand Park, powered by The Music Center, will be the central gathering place in the heart of Downtown L.A. throughout the month of May for Angelenos to discover a myriad of health and wellness activities and community events that will restore and reinvigorate the mind, body and soul.

BroadwayWorld's Olivier Awards 2024 Predictions


The 2024 Olivier Awards are fast approaching on April 14. Ahead of one of the most exciting nights in theatreland, our critics – Aliya Al-Hassan, Mica Blackwell, Alexander Cohen, Katie Kirkpatrick, Kat Mokrynski, Gary Naylor, Kerrie Nicholson, Matthew Paluch and Christiana Rose share their thoughts about who and what will triumph on the night, as well as who should twin each category.

Ucross Announces Key Leadership Promotions


Discover the changes happening within the team of the renowned Wyoming-based foundation, UCROSS.

What's Closing Soon on Broadway & Off Broadway- April 2024


It's closing time! Last call to catch some of your favorite stars in action on and off Broadway, including two-time Tony winner Victoria Clark, stage and screen stars Liev Schreiber and Amy Ryan, the hilarious ensemble of Spamalot, and more. Get your tickets to these shows now before they are gone for good.  

WET BRAIN, STEREOPHONIC & More Nominated for 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - See the Full List!


Nominations for the 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced by Amber Iman and George Abud. Check out the full list of nominees!

A.C.T. and TodayTix to Launch Digital Lottery for A STRANGE LOOP


American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and TodayTix revealed that a limited number of $45 front row tickets will be available via a weekly digital lottery for all performances of A Strange Loop.

Larry Owens & More to Perform at Larson Legacy Concert Series at Adelphi University


Adelphi University reveals Daniel Henri Emond, Veronica Mansour, and Larry Owens as performers for the Larson Legacy Concert Series 2024-25. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Roger Q. Mason's LAVENDER MEN To Receive Chicago Premiere With About Face Theatre


Experience the Chicago premiere of Roger Q. Mason's LAVENDER MEN presented by About Face Theatre. Learn when and where you can see the production, and learn how to purchase tickets.

Soho Rep to Present World Premiere of Raja Feather Kelly's THE FIRES


Soho Rep will present The Fires, a world premiere play written and directed by Raja Feather Kelly. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Listen: WHITE GIRL IN DANGER Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out Now


YELLOW SOUND LABEL has released White Girl in Danger: Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording – the new musical from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Michael R. Jackson. Listen here!

Exclusive: Listen to 'Why I Kill' From Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER


The original cast album for Michael R. Jackson's White Girl in Danger will be released this Friday, March 29. We have your exclusive first listen of the song 'Why I Kill', performed by Tarra Conner Jones. Listen to the song here!

A STRANGE LOOP & More Lead San Francisco / Bay Area's April 2024 Top Theatre Shows


San Francisco / Bay Area is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for April 2024 include A Strange Loop and more!

MRS. KRISHNAN'S PARTY & More Lead Boston's April 2024 Top Theatre Shows


Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for April 2024 include Mrs. Krishnan's Party, Jagged Little Pill and more!

BWW Q&A: John-Andrew Morrison of A STRANGE LOOP at American Conservatory Theater


John-Andrew Morrison is a Tony Award nominee and a Lucille Lortel and Obie Award winner for his work in A Strange Loop (Broadway and Off Broadway).

Musical Theatre Factory to Honor John-Michael Lyles & More 10th Anniversary Gala


Celebrate the 10th anniversary of MUSICAL THEATRE FACTORY at The Factory Function. Learn more about the event and see how to purchase tickets.

Michael R. Jackson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Michael R. Jackson been nominated for?

Michael R. Jackson has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for White Girl in Danger, 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, Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Lyrics, and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for A Strange Loop, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loop, Playwriting Award and Special Citation (Obie Awards) for A Strange Loop, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loop, Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loop, and Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Strange Loop.

What awards has Michael R. Jackson won?

Michael R. Jackson has won several awards for "A Strange Loop" including Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards, Outstanding Book of a Musical and Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards, Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, a Playwriting Award and a Special Citation at the Obie Awards, Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

How many shows has Michael R. Jackson written?

Michael R. Jackson has written 2 shows including White Girl in Danger (Book), Teeth (Book & Lyrics).

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