Myles Frost, a 2017 Wootton Graduate, Earns Tony Award Nomination For His Performance as Michael Jackson in MJ The Musical

Myles Frost graduated from Wootton High School in Rockville in 2017. Four years later, in December of 2021, he took over the role of Michael Jackson on Broadway’s MJ. Frost, who plays the King of Pop in the new musical, received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut.

He was nominated for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role as Michael Jackson in MJ the Musical. “It’s been one of the most humbling experiences of my life. I’ve been introduced to so many different things…it’s been an amazing honor.” Frost told Broadway World in a recent interview.

According to the New York Times, Myles Frost was a college junior in Maryland, studying audio engineering, when he got the call about Tony Award-nominated Ephraim Sykes leaving the role as Michael Jackson in the upcoming musical. While in high school at Wootton, Frost performed “Billie Jean” at a talent show that his mom filmed on her iPad, which led to Frost’s current acting coach reaching out to see if he could still emulate Jackson’s movements as well as he did in Rockville in 2016.

A video that took just a day to prepare showed that Frost still had the moves, and after a visit to New York to show off his skills in person, he earned the role of Michael Jackson with his only other stage experience being three musicals at Wootton High School.

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are set to be held on June 12, 2022, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2021–22 season. The ceremony will be held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and will be hosted by Ariana DeBose

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