Stage Door Speed Round: MJ Tony Winner Myles Frost
Is that a Tony winner we spy? Myles Frost is currently celebrating one year of starring in the Broadway musical MJ at the Neil Simon Theatre. Thankfully, he managed to squeeze in some time between celebrating and performing to take part in the latest edition of Theatrely’s Stage Door Speed Round.
Check it out below to find out what’s his favorite line in the musical, where the star keeps his Tony Award, and how inspiration is a surprising aspect of his Broadway debut.
Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, with a book written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ is the winner of four 2022 Tony Awards, including the aforementioned Best Actor in a Musical for Myles Frost and Best Choreography for Wheeldon.
The musical currently stars Myles Frost in the title role, co-starring Apollo Levine as Rob/Joseph Jackson, Whitney Bashor as Rachel, Walter Russell III as Little Marlon, Ayana Jackson as Kate/Katherine Jackson, Gabriel Ruiz as Alejandro, Antoine L. Smith as Nick/Berry, and Joey Sorge as Dave, with Bane Griffith and Christian Wilson alternating as Little Michael. Rounding out the ensemble are Tavon Olds-Sample, Matthew Frederick Harris, A. Boyd Iii, John Edwards, Kali May Grinder, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Michelle Mercedes, Kyle Robinson, Ryan Vandenboom, Bryson Jacobi Jackson, and Zelig Williams.
MJ also features scenic design by Derek McLane, lighting design by Natasha Katz, costume design by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Gareth Owen, projection design by Peter Nigrini, and hair and wig design by Charles Lapointe. Musical supervision, orchestration, and arrangements are by David Holcenberg, with musical direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Jason Michael Webb.
The show opened on Broadway February 1, 2022, at the Neil Simon Theatre. A national tour is scheduled to launch later this year, along with a West End production debuting in London in 2024. For more information and tickets, click here.
(Video production by Brandon Schwartz and Dan Shein)