Myles Frost made history at the 2022 Tony Awards after winning Best Lead actor for his role as Michael Jackson in MJ: The Musical.
This year’s Tony Awards, which celebrated the 2021-2022 Broadway season, took place on June 12th at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
One of the big winners of the night is Myles Frost with his huge achievement at the young age of 22. Myles Frost won his first-ever Tony Award for portraying Michael Jackson in the Broadway musical MJ.
The performer didn’t just win his first Tony, he became the youngest actor to win a solo Tony Award for Best Lead actor in a musical.
Myles managed to beat the likes of Billy Crystal (Mr. Saturday Night), Hugh Jackman (The Music Man), Rob McClure (Mrs. Doubtfire) and Jaquel Spivey (A Strange Loop).
Speaking after his huge win, the actor said: “I am so blessed and grateful. I just can’t control my feet. I want to say this to all the little Black kids out there who may not have a good relationship with their father, you can do it. first of all. and second of all, dad, I love you.
“We support each other because we are strong Black men. Thank you so much for allowing me to express my creativity. As Michael would say ‘with love, with love.’ Thank you!”
The WinnersThe MJ Musical cast celebrated 4 Tony Award wins - Myles Frost (Best Leading Actor in a Musical), Christopher Wheeldon (Best Choreography), Natasha Katz (Best Lighting Design/Musical) and Gareth Owen (Best Sound Design/Musical).
Simon Baker, "Girl From The North Country"
Paul Gatehouse, "SIX: The Musical"
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, "Company"
Drew Levy, "A Strange Loop"
Gareth Owen, "MJ" *WINNER
Camille A. Brown, "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf"
Warren Carlyle, "The Music Man"
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, "SIX: The Musical"
Bill T. Jones, "Paradise Square"
Christopher Wheeldon, "MJ" *WINNER
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Neil Austin, "Company"
Tim Deiling, "SIX: The Musical"l
Donald Holder, "Paradise Square"
Natasha Katz, "MJ" *WINNER
Bradley King, "Flying Over Sunset"
Jen Schriever, "A Strange Loop"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Billy Crystal, "Mr. Saturday Night"
Myles Frost, "MJ" *WINNER
Hugh Jackman, "The Music Man"
Rob McClure, "Mrs. Doubtfire"
Jaquel Spivey, "A Strange Loop"
See the full performance here -