Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson (photo by Nina Westervelt)

Hang on to your hats theater and music lovers.  You only have to wait until December 6 to fall into the world of “MJ” — the highly anticipated musical about the life of the one, and the only, Michael Jackson. 

This dynamic and now, legendary soul had sung the lead on three #1 hits at the age of 12.  The year, 1970 and he was simply the most celebrated child on the face of the planet. 

And then he would turn into one of the most successful solo artists in the world. 

The hand picked actors to step into the role of  “Little Michael” in the broadway show “MJ” was shared with the world by producers Lia Vollack Productions and The Michael Jackson Estate. Alternating in the role of “Little Michael” form Harlem is 

Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson from Norfolk, Virginia.

The other cast announcements include Devin Trey Campbell (from Bronx, New York} who will play the role of “Little Marlon.”

MJ. inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson will begin performances on Broadway on December 6, 2021, with an opening night set for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the newly refurbished Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street).

To download photos of Walter, Christian, and Devin, please click HERE.

MJ features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize® winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. 

Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph.

Casting is by The Telsey Office, Rachel Hoffman.

Tickets will be available on

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