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Walter Russell III

 
Bio:
Walter Russell III is a 13 year-old Harlem, NY native and a triple threat. Born on the King of Pop's birthday, Walter originated the role of Young Michael Jackson in Broadway's MJ the Musical, and will soon be stepping into the role of Young Marlon. Walter debuted in the first black opera at The MET ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Walter Russell III is a 13 year-old Harlem, NY native and a triple threat. Born on the King of Pop's birthday, Walter originated the role of Young Michael Jackson in Broadway's MJ the Musical, and will soon be stepping into the role of Young Marlon. Walter debuted in the first black opera at The MET ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1948
Barker
Singers (Boys)
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1947
Wilfred Thrush (A Son-in-Law)

MJ the Musical



  [Broadway]



Original Broadway Production, 2022



Little Michael



Lion King



  [Broadway]



Minskoff Theatre



Young Simba



Photos

Walter Russell III and Prince Jackson Photo

Walter Russell III and Prince Jackson

From: 
Date:
05/18/2022
Tessa Frascogna, Camille De La Cruz, Phoenix Averiyire, Juliet Benn, Walter Russell I Photo

Tessa Frascogna, Camille De La Cruz, Phoenix Averiyire, Juliet Benn, Walter Russell III, Jaden Myles Waldman, Lily Tamburo

From: 
Date:
04/05/2022
Myles Frost, Walter Russell III, Sherri Shepherd, Jawn Murray, Devin Trey Campbell an Photo

Myles Frost, Walter Russell III, Sherri Shepherd, Jawn Murray, Devin Trey Campbell and Christian Wilson

From: 
Date:
03/27/2022
Christian Wilson, Myles Frost,  Walter Russell III, Whoopi Goldberg, Lamont Walker II Photo

Christian Wilson, Myles Frost, Walter Russell III, Whoopi Goldberg, Lamont Walker II and Devin Trey Campbell

From: 
Date:
03/27/2022
Walter Russell III, Simone Smalls, Myles Frost, Sherri Shepherd and Jawn Murray  Photo

Walter Russell III, Simone Smalls, Myles Frost, Sherri Shepherd and Jawn Murray

From: 
Date:
03/27/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1948
Barker

Singers (Boys)

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1947
Wilfred Thrush (A Son-in-Law)

MJ the Musical



  [Broadway]



Original Broadway Production, 2022



Little Michael



Lion King



  [Broadway]



Minskoff Theatre



Young Simba


Walter Russell III Biography

Walter Russell III is a 13 year-old Harlem, NY native and a triple threat. Born on the King of Pop's birthday, Walter originated the role of Young Michael Jackson in Broadway's MJ the Musical, and will soon be stepping into the role of Young Marlon. Walter debuted in the first black opera at The MET playing Char’es Baby in Terrence Blanchard’s historic Fire Shut Up In My Bones. Before that, Walter performed across the US and Canada as Young Simba in the national tour of Disney’s The Lion King and made his Broadway debut in the role in 2020. His other regional credits include Young Lola in Kinky Boots at the Hollywood Bowl directed by Jerry Mitchell. TV credits: "Gossip Girl" (HBOMax), “That Damn Michael Che” (HBOMax), “The Good Fight” (CBS/Paramount),"Let The Right One In" (Showtime), ABC’s "Disney Family Singalong II," Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” and music videos “Enough!” by Sia and “Sugar” by Sufjan Stephens. Walter has trained with Harlem School of the Arts and National Dance Institute and competes with P.U.S.H dance company. He is represented by Laura Pietropinto and Marianne Leone at Terrific Talent, and David Doan and Mallory Tucker at CESD. @WR3HRLM





Walter Russell III News

MJ THE MUSICAL to Welcome New 'Little Michael' Beginning Tonight Photo MJ THE MUSICAL to Welcome New 'Little Michael' Beginning Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

Starting tonight, Corey J will join the cast of MJ, playing “Little Michael.” Most recently seen as “Young Simba” in The Lion King on Broadway, Corey made headlines earlier this year when he stepped into the role of “Young Nala” at a moment’s notice.

Wake Up With BWW 3/28: Ariana DeBose Wins Oscar For WEST SIDE STORY, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/28: Ariana DeBose Wins Oscar For WEST SIDE STORY, and More!
by - Mar 28, 2022

Today's top stories include our coverage of last night's Oscars! Big winners for the night included Broadway's own Ariana DeBose, who took home the award for her performance in West Side Story! Plus, watch the performance of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' from Encanto, and more!

VIDEO: MJ Stars Walter Russell III & Christian Wilson are On the Rise! Photo VIDEO: 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. 

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the BETTER NATE THAN EVER! NYC Premiere Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for the BETTER NATE THAN EVER! NYC Premiere
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 22, 2022

Based on the book by Tim Federle, 'Better Nate Than Ever' will premiere on Disney+ on April 1, 2022 and last night, the highly anticipated film had its big premiere in New York City! Go on the red carpet with BroadwayWorld below to see who turned out for the big night!

Photos: Queen Latifah Poses with the Cast of MJ on Broadway Photo Photos: Queen Latifah Poses with the Cast of MJ on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 10, 2022

The company of MJ welcomed a special visitor to the Neil Simon Theatre this week. Check out exclusive photos of Queen Latifah with the cast!

Photos: MJ THE MUSICAL Cast and Creatives Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night Photo Photos: MJ THE MUSICAL Cast and Creatives Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 2, 2022

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.

MJ THE MUSICAL Casts Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson as 'Little Michael' Photo MJ THE MUSICAL Casts Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson as 'Little Michael'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

Walter Russell III from Harlem, New York, and Christian Wilson from Norfolk, Virginia, will alternate in the role of “Little Michael' in the upcoming Broadway production of MJ the Musical. Also announced was Devin Trey Campbell from Bronx, New York, who will play the role of “Little Marlon”.

BWW Review: Blanchard's FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Opens Met Season with Fireworks Photo BWW Review: Blanchard's FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Opens Met Season with Fireworks
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 28, 2021

It’s been a long 18 months since the last opera on the Met’s stage. The Terence Blanchard-Kasi Lemmons FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES roared into Lincoln Center to let the audience know what it has been missing.

Sufjan Stevens Debuts 'Sugar' Video Photo Sufjan Stevens Debuts 'Sugar' Video
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 15, 2020

Sufjan Stevens debuts “Sugar,” a new song from his forthcoming eighth studio album The Ascension, today.

Lindsay Pearce, Nikki Blonsky, Laura Leigh Turner & More Join Instagram Live Concert  Photo Lindsay Pearce, Nikki Blonsky, Laura Leigh Turner & More Join Instagram Live Concert to Benefit The Actors Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2020

Rising Talent Magazine is back with Concert #2 to Benefit The Actors Fund! The concert will be taking place throughout the day on Friday, May 15 on Rising Talent Magazine's Instagram LIVE: http://Instagram.com/RisingTalentMag

Walter Russell III Videos

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: Watch All of the Songs from THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG: VOLUME II from Idina  VideoVIDEO: Watch All of the Songs from THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG: VOLUME II from Idina Menzel to Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Ben Platt & More!
by Robert Diamond - May 10, 2020

Taking to their living room studios and kitchen stages to sing beloved Disney melodies with the nation were Christina Aguilera, Tituss Burgess, Sabrina Carpenter, Chloe x Halle, Billy Eichner, Hayley Erbert, Josh Gad, Donald Glover, Halsey, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Lang Lang, John Legend, Idina Menzel, Miguel, Keke Palmer, Katy Perry, Ben Platt, Seth Rogen, Anika Noni Rose, Walter Russell III, Shakira, Rebel Wilson and more surprises.


Walter Russell III Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Walter Russell been in?
Walter Russell has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Walter Russell been in?
Walter Russell has not appeared in the West End

How many Broadway shows has Walter Russell III been in?
Walter Russell III has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Walter Russell III been in?
Walter Russell III has not appeared in the West End