MJ the musical has announced a multi-city search for actors of all ages, including young performers to play Michael Jackson at age 10. An open casting call will be held on
Sunday, January from noon to 3 p.m. at the Walnut Street Theatre at 825 Walnut Street.
These auditions come on the heels of the recently announced star casting of Tony
Award nominee Ephraim Sykes as Michael Jackson. Actors are being sought for
Broadway stage roles as well as to understudy, and must possess the singing and
dancing chops for the role of Michael Jackson at various stages of his life in the
upcoming Broadway production.
As previously announced, MJ will feature a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner
Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top- selling, and most
iconic songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will
direct and choreograph.
Auditions will take place across the country throughout January in Washington, D.C.,
Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York City, and Los Angeles. Video submissions will also be accepted.
Those interested in auditioning can find more information at www.mjthemusical.com.