Bowie State Student Myles Frost Wins Tony Award For Portrayal Of Michael Jackson On Broadway

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History was made at the Tony Awards as Actor Myles Frost won “Best Lead Actor In A Musical” for his portrayal of Michael Jackson in MJ The Musical. Frost, 22, is the youngest solo winner in that award category and secured the feat in his Broadway debut. In his first Tony Awards nomination, Myles Frost managed to beat Billy Crystal, Hugh Jackman, Rob McClure and Jacquel Spivey. Frost currently attends Bowie State University where he majors in audio engineering. Before transferring to Bowie, he attended Belmont University in Nashville and studied Music Technology.

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Frost is no stranger to music. A profile of him in the New York Times detailing his life says that Frost sang and played instruments in church at the age of 5. He joined an R&B cover band when he was in middle school and was a cast member of several school plays in high school. Frost also was a contestant on season 13 of NBC’s The Voice in high school. After successfully auditioning for the role of Michael Jackson in “MJ”, he left Bowie to pursue his Broadway dreams.

“MJ The Musical” is one of the top performing productions on Broadway and received 10 Tony Awards nominations. To see the latest showings of “MJ”, visit the Musical’s website. 

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