MoCo Native and Tony Award Winner Myles Frost Graduates From Bowie State

Photo courtesy of @Myles.Frost on instagram

Myles Frost graduated from Wootton High School in Rockville in 2017. In December of 2021, he took over the role of Michael Jackson on Broadway’s MJ and in 2022 won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Now, the young man has graduated from Bowie State University with a degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Music Technology after being on Broadway for a year.

The 24-year-old was born in Silver Spring and spent time growing up between Montgomery County and DC. Per The NY Times, Frost was raised by his mother, Charmayne Strayhorn, a systems engineer, and his grandmother, a school teacher, he developed two enduring passions early in life: golf, beginning at the age of three, and piano, beginning at the age of five. He grew up singing and playing the piano and drums at church, and he performed in an R&B cover band in middle school at local shopping centers. While attending Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland, he performed in school productions of the musicals Hairspray (as Seaweed), Legally Blonde (as Warner), and Cinderella (as Lord Pinkleton). In 2017, while still in high school at Wootton, he was a contestant on The Voice but was not selected by any of the coaches to move further in the competition.

In an interview with CBS News, Frost said he’s just a kid living out his wildest dreams. “And, you know, just fulfill promises I made to my mother, my grandfather, my father of being the man I know I can be, and just being the best version of myself that I can be,” Frost will leave in a few weeks to begin rehearsing in London for “MJ: The Musical,” which opens on March 7 at the Prince Edward Theatre.

 

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