MJ the Michael Jackson musical to open in London with Broadway star in 2024

MJ The Musical will premiere in London in 2024. The production is to star Tony Award-winning Myles Frost who played Michael Jackson in the original Broadway production.

MJ the musical
The Broadway cast of M J The Musical

MJ The Musical has announced it will begin performances at the Prince Edward Theatre from 6 March 2024.

The production will star Myles Frost who originated the role of Michael Jackson in New York and for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

MJ was written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat) and two-time Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Christoper Wheeldon (MJ, An American In Paris).


He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry comes to the West End stage direct from Broadway in the multiple Tony Award-winning new musical MJ.  

Centred around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star to offer a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson to legendary status.

Myles Frost said: “Working with Chris has always been amazing. He is a visionary and knowing that we’re now going into his stomping ground, I’m ready for that ride! I’m super excited to bring this show to the West End and to make this a magical experience for everybody”.

MJ delivers a theatrical experience like no other, electrifying audiences with dozens of the most iconic songs in music history, including Billie Jean, Beat It, Man in the Mirror, Thriller and Smooth Criminal. 

The creative team for MJ also includes Scenic Design by two-time Tony Award® and two-time Emmy Award® winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Lighting Design by six-time Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once), Costume Design by Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winner Paul Tazewell (Hamilton), Sound Design by Tony Award® and Olivier Award-winning Gareth Owen (Come From Away), Projection Design by two- time Tony Award® nominee Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen), and Hair & Wig Design by two-time Emmy Award nominee Charles LaPointe (The Color Purple). Musical Supervision is by Tony Award® nominee David Holcenberg (Matilda), and the Orchestrations and Arrangements are by David Holcenberg and Tony Award® winner Jason Michael Webb (The Color Purple).



MJ musical announces West End transfer to Prince Edward Theatre in March 2024


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