Paris Jackson And Prince Jackson Introduce 'MJ: The Musical' At Tonys, Support Now-Tony Winner Myles Frost
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Paris Jackson And Prince Jackson Introduce 'MJ: The Musical' At Tonys, Support Now-Tony Winner Myles Frost

Paris and Prince Jackson attended the 75th Tony Awards to support the Broadway musical based on their father, Michael Jackson.

MJ: The Musical was nominated for 10 Tonys, including Best Musical.

1. At the awards show, Paris Jackson showed love to performer Myles Frost, who stars as her dad in 'MJ,' hugging the performer.  

Frost won the Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. The brother and sister also posed for photos on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony.

The siblings introduced a performance from the musical during the awards show. Prince said of the musical, “A lot of people seem to think our dad changed popular music forever — and who are we to disagree? But what people may not know is he loved musicals, on film and on the stage. That’s why we are so incredibly honored to introduce the night’s first nominee for best musical, MJ, which, using many of his iconic hits, looks at the complexities and brilliance of our father’s process.”

 

2. The musical explores Jackson's creative process depicting the singer rehearsing for his 1992 Dangerous world tour. The show features over 25 of his biggest hits. The musical was directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon with the Estate of Michael Jackson producing the musical.

Prince and Paris both then attended the opening night of MJ in February, posing for photos with their cousin  TJ Jackson, son of Tito Jackson, Michael’s brother, and member of the original Jackson 5.

The author of the book the musical is based on, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage previously said of the musical, “We want this to be a musical that everyone can come to, regardless of how they feel about Michael Jackson, and they will leave with a better understanding of who he was as a human being.”

 

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