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

by MCS Staff

Myles Frost graduated from Wootton High School in Rockville in 2017. Last night, just five years later, he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In December of 2021, he took over the role of Michael Jackson on Broadway’s MJ.

When it was announced that 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, Frost told Broadway World, “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.”

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.

Watch Myles Frost here.



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