In an interview with Good Morning America's Gio Benitez and Janai Norman, Tony winner Myles Frost (MJ the Musical) talked about recently adding Grammy nominee to his résumé since MJ's cast album received a nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. The actor also discussed how "surreal" it was to win the Tony, his relationships with his castmates, and how his history with Jennifer Hudson would make becoming the youngest EGOT winner a "full circle moment." Watch the video above for more.
Frost last visited the talk show in May to discuss his Tony nomination for playing Michael Jackson in his Broadway debut. A few weeks after his last appearance, he took home the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical at the age of 22. After Benitez teased that perhaps Good Morning America is Frost's good luck charm, Norman pointed out that a Grammy win put the 23-year-old halfway towards achieving EGOT status. "Is that something you strive for? How do you wrap your mind around that?," the anchor asked. Frost replied, "I've been blessed with the opportunity to make history at my age, and I say why stop now."
Playing at the Neil Simon Theatre, MJ the Musical is inspired by the life and art of the late Michael Jackson. The biomusical features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the most popular songs in recording history. Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon directs and choreographs. The work was nominated for 10 2022 Tony Awards, and won four.
MJ features sets by Derek McLane, lighting by Natasha Katz, costumes by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Gareth Owen, projection design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe, music direction by Jason Michael Webb, musical supervision by David Holcenberg, and orchestrations by Holcenberg and Webb. Casting is by Rachel Hoffman of The Telsey Office