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As with other stand-outs of the jukebox genre Ain't Too Proud, Jersey Boys, Tina Nottage's book and Wheeldon's direction/choreography tap into collective nostalgia without sacrificing of-the-moment vitality


Why See MJ The Musical?

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A tony nominee for best musical!

Michael Jackson fans rejoice as a brand new musical all about the iconic superstar has opened at Broadway's Neil Simon Theater. With Jackson's plethora of moon-walking hits in tow, MJ the Musical is set to explore the star's life and his stratospheric rise to fame. 

The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage have partnered on the project, with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined) set to pen the book. Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon (An American In Paris) has been tapped to Choreograph/Direct the musical. With both Nottage and Wheeldon on the scene, admirers of the late artist can rest assured that Michael's incredible story is in safe hands. 

Michael Jackson

Rising to fame as a member of the famous Jackson 5 in the late 60's, Michael Jackson is dubbed as the King of Pop, with the artist becoming one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. When his sudden death was announced in 2009, the news shocked the global community with websites crashing due to overdemand to know what was happening to the beloved musician. His legacy lives on with his 31 top ten hits, 13 Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards and 26 American Music Awards. 

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Previews from: 6 December 2021

Opening night: 1 February 2022


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Ephraim Sykes as Michael Jackson
Quinten Earl Darrington as Joseph Jackson and Rob
Whitney Bashor as Rachel 
Gabriel Ruiz as Alejandro
Antoine L. Smith as Berry Gordy and Nick
Joey Sorge as Dave
John Edwards as Jackie Jackson
Ayana George as Katherine Jackson
Apollo Levine as Quincy Jones and Tito Jackson
Tavon Olds-Sample as Michael 
Lamont Walker II as Jermaine Jackson
Zelig Williams as Marlon Jackson


Raymond Baynard, Kali May Grinder, Oyoyo Joi, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Renni Anthony Magee, Aaron James McKenzie, Aramie Payton, Kamille Upshaw, Ryan VanDenBoom and Darius Wright. 


Book by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Christopher Wheeldon
Set design by Derek McLane
Lighting design by Natasha Katz
Costume design by Paul Tazewell
Sound Design by Gareth Owen
Projection design by Pete Nigrini
Wid design by Charles LaPointe
Music direction by Jason Michael Webb
Musical supervision by David Holcenberg
Orchestrations by Holcenberg and Webb


2022 Tony Nominations

Best Musical
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations
Best Book
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2022 Drama Desk Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Myles Frost
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Tavon Olds-Sample
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Outstanding Wig and Hair Design

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This was the best musical I have seen in a LONG time. I didn't know what... more

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