The 16 Reasons We're Thankful for Jay Armstrong Johnson's Thanksgiving Day Twitter Takeover

News   The 16 Reasons We're Thankful for Jay Armstrong Johnson's Thanksgiving Day Twitter Takeover
On the Town's Jay Armstrong Johnson, who performs in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, took over Playbill's official Twitter account Nov. 27 to give followers behind-the-scenes access on Thanksgiving morning.

Fans were encouraged to follow @playbill on Twitter to get the scoop from the young Broadway star, including pictures from the parade, behind-the-scenes happenings on Thanksgiving morning, answers to fans' questions and more — as part of's "Twitter Takeover" series.

Johnson has also been seen on Broadway in Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can and Hair.

For more on Playbill's social media presence — including interaction on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr — read Broadway at Your Fingertips!

Playbill's "Twitter Takeovers" get up close and personal with Broadway favorites. Fans are asked to get in on the action by tweeting @playbill with the hashtag #PlaybillTwitterTakeover.


1. He began tweeting at 4:29 AM… Check that timestamp. That's #commitment!


2. He loves bacon




3. Dance belts and under armor and muscles, oh my!



4. He shared these great behind-the-scenes pictures











5. He made Broadway history with the cast of On the Town





6. He nabbed a selfie with Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer


7. He also found Broadway leading man Rob McClure!


8. He got the whole cast of On the Town to wish the Twitterverse a Happy Thanksgiving!


9. He gave a shout out to a fan's mom


10. He loves stuffing




11. He gave great advice



12. He's bringing home eggs and marshmallows for his boyfriend


13. He had to audition for On the Town… just like everyone else


14. "Love on Top" is his favorite Beyoncé song (ours, too!)


15. He casually chatted with Lindsay Mendez and Zak Resnick



16. He's thankful… and so are we!


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