Cast & Creative

Meet the Team:

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Myles Frost

Michael Jackson

Born in Maryland and raised on the South East side of Washington, D.C., Myles attended Thomas Wootton High School, where he played lead roles in Hairspray, Legally Blonde, and Cinderella. His acting and music credits include All In and Netflix’s hit show Family Reunion (Seasons 1 and 2). This fall, Myles will appear in a biopic movie Big 50” The DelRhonda Hood Story as Clarence, which is set to be released on all BET Plus streaming platforms. He was also a contestant on NBC’s The Voice (Season 13). MJ will mark Frost’s Broadway debut.

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Quentin Earl Darrington

Joseph Jackson / Rob

Quentin Earl was most recently seen on Broadway as Agwe in the Tony Award-winning revival of Once On This Island for which he earned a Grammy Award nomination. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony nominated revival of Ragtime, starring as Coalhouse Walker Jr. and was also seen as Old Deuteronomy in the Broadway revival of CATS. National Tours: Memphis, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Ragtime. Q has also starred in productions at The Kennedy Center, NY City Center, Papermill Playhouse, the MUNY, The Cincinnati Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, and the Goodspeed Opera House among others… In addition to his stage career, Q has recently guest starred on “NCIS: NOLA,” “The Blacklist,” “The Good Fight,” “Second Wave,” and recurs on the new CBS drama “The Code.” He holds an MFA from the University of Central Florida and a BFA from the University of South Florida.

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Whitney Bashor

Rachel

Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County (Marian/Chiara, OBC. Clarence Derwent Award). Off-Broadway: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Ordinary Days, The Fantasticks. Regional: The Bridges of Madison County (WTF), Merrily We Roll Along (Wallis Annenberg; Ovation Award Nominee), Fly By Night (Dallas Theatre Center), Light in the Piazza (PTC; Barrymore Award Winner). TV: Manifest, FBI: Most Wanted, Law & Order: SVU, Boardwalk Empire, All My Children. BFA: University of Michigan. Thank you Mom, Dad, and my incredible husband, Jared. Baby girl Luna, this is all for you.

Gabriel Ruiz

Gabriel Ruiz

Alejandro

Broadway debut. New York: Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center). Chicago: Steppenwolf, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Writers’ Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, and more. Film/TV: Christmas Again (Disney), “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” (NBC), “Boss” (Starz). Thanks to the whole MJ family for inviting me to the ride of my life!

Antoine L. Smith

Antoine L. Smith

Berry Gordy / Nick

Antoine is an Emmy Award Winner and is excited to be bringing MJ to Broadway. Other Broadway Credits include The Tony and Grammy Award-Winning The Color Purple (Revival); Carousel; Miss Saigon; Memphis; and the First Broadway National Tour of Cinderella.

Joey Sorge

Joey Sorge

Dave

Joey was last seen on Broadway as “Rudy The Voice” in A Bronx Tale – The Musical. Twenty-year career on Broadway also includes: Nice Work If You Can Get It, How To Succeed in Business, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and the 2001 revival of Follies. Off-Broadway: Help (The Shed), Carmelina (York Theatre), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Summer of ’42 (Variety Arts). National Tour: Lord Evelyn in Anything Goes, The Fonz in Happy Days -The Musical, and Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Regional: Trip To Bountiful (Actor’s Ensemble); Boeing, Boeing (Gulfshore); Crazy For You (Sharon); Lend Me A Tenor (Westchester Bway); White Christmas; Singin’ In The Rain; Nice Work If You Can Get It (Ogunquit); Victor, Victoria (TUTS); When You Wish (Phoenix Theatre); Animal Crackers (Williamstown). TV: “FBI: Most Wanted,” “The Deuce,” “The Good Fight,” “Younger,” “Elementary,” “Deception,” “Person of Interest,” “The Path.” Film: Conditional, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Providence, and Audrey. Insta/Twitter: @sojoey www.joeysorge.com

John Edwards

John Edwards

Jackie Jackson / Ensemble

Actor/Singer/Dancer/Songwriter. Last seen in NYC revival of Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Chita Award winner, Lucille Lortel nominee). Broadway and 1st National Tour of Jersey Boys (Hal Miller/Barry Belson/others). National/International tour of Hairspray (Seaweed J. Stubbs) and In the Heights at The Kennedy Center (Domingo). And more. IG @therealjohnedwards

Ayana George

Ayana George

Katherine Jackson

Ayana is excited to be making her Broadway Debut in MJ. An accomplished Singer/Songwriter, Ayana has performed alongside names such as John Legend, Jazmine Sullivan, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, Kirk Franklin, and CeCe Winan, to name a few. Ayana recently went viral on social media with her riveting rendition of the Chaka Khan classic “Through The Fire”, as well as a heart-wrenching performance of J. Cole’s “Be Free”. Follow Ayana’s journey on IG @ayana_is.

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Apollo Levine

Quincy Jones / Tito Jackson

Apollo hails from Abbeville, LA by way of South Bend, IN. Theater: Sister Act, Dreamgirls, Ragtime, and originated the role of Chinese Superhero The Monkey King in Beijing, China. Television: “Let’s Stay Together,” “Criminal Minds.” Experiencing the iconic videos for “Scream” and “Remember the Time”, Apollo was captivated by the artistry of “The King of Pop.” Former lead singer of rock band SteppHeavy, Apollo is excited to be making his Broadway debut with MJ.

Tavon Olds-Sample

Tavon Olds-Sample

Michael

Tavon is ecstatic to be making his Broadway debut in MJ. Credits include, Regional: Scottsboro Boys (Beck Center for the Arts), I Sing the Rising Sea (Virginia Stage Company). Thank you to God, Family, GSA, BW and CGF! Hit me up on IG: @tavonlamontt

Lamont Walker

Lamont Walker II

Jermaine Jackson / Ensemble

Lamont is humbled to be making his Broadway Debut with MJ. Other Credits include: Signature Theatre (The Scottsboro Boys, Haywood), Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (Aida, Mereb), The Playwrights Realm, and many others. Lamont is an alumnus of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. Asé and to God. Black Lives Matter. @lamontwalkerii

Zelig Williams

Zelig Williams

Marlon Jackson / Ensemble

Zelig Williams is a dancer/choreographer that grew up in Columbia, SC. He has most recently graduated from Pace University with a BFA in Commercial Dance in 2020. His Broadway debut was with the Broadway cast of Hamilton the American Musical from 2016- 2018. He has also worked for Hugh Jackman and was a part of his world tour in 2019 (tmtmts). Zelig is inspired by dance and is working to achieve the goals that truly speak to him. He’s also excited to be joining the original cast of MJ the Musical and gives all thanks to God for blessing him with this opportunity.

Raymond Baynard

Raymond Baynard

Ensemble

Broadway: Hamilton. National Tours: The Lion King, Hamilton. New Jersey native and graduate from S.U.N.Y. Purchase. Performances are dedicated to my mother, I love and miss you. To the Browns, thank you and may God bless you.

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Kali May Grinder

Ensemble

Broadway/NYC: Frozen (ensemble/OBC), Wicked (ensemble) and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette). National Tour: Wicked. Big love and gratitude to DZ, LDC, and her ever-supportive family. @grinderkali

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Oyoyo Joi

Swing

Oyoyo is one of eight kids to HERO parents. NYC grown and so happy to be here. Broadway: The Book of Mormon. Tours: The Book of Mormon (First National Tour), Memphis (second National Tour). Film: Lamb of God (Mary of Bethany), Green Flake (Executive Producer). @oyoyojoi.

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Carina-Kay Louchiey

Ensemble

Carina-Kay is thrilled be making her Broadway Debut! Born in London but raised in Georgia, Carina-Kay’s a proud graduate of The University of Michigan. She was most recently seen in the LA company of Hamilton. Endless love and gratitude to her parents & RISPA, Rachel at Telsey, Baldy, A3 Artists Agency & Jaime, and BroadwayDreams. Dream, Create, Inspire…Manifest the life you desire. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackTransLivesMatter IG: @carinakaylouchiey

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Renni Anthony Magee

Swing

Renni is an entertainer/interdisciplinary artist. Theatre credits: Love Life (NYCC Encores!). Guys & Dolls (Guthrie). He won the Henry Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a musical, for his portrayal of Will Parker in Oklahoma! (Denver Center for the Performing Arts). Dancer in Porgy & Bess (Metropolitan Opera). Dance credits: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Featured dancer in Miss Chloe Flowers Carol of the Bells music video. Training: Interlochen Center for the Performing Arts-Dance. The Boston Conservatory-Theatre. Instagram: @renni_anthony

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Aramie Payton

Swing

Aramie. Broadway debut! Entertainer, creator and thinker, working across art forms. LOVE brought me here and LOVE will take me wherever I go. Big thanks to God and to all of my fam! @mynameisaramie

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Kamille Upshaw

Swing

Born & Raised in Washington, D.C., Kamille is a Graduate of The Juilliard School and The Baltimore School for the Arts. Recently seen in “The Man, The Music, The Show” Hugh Jackman world tour. Original Cast of Mean Girls on Broadway and two-year swing at Broadway’s Hamilton. Kamille is ready to hit the stage again and make some magic!

Ryan Vandenboom

Ryan Vandenboom

Ensemble

Ryan is honored to be sharing the MJ stage with some of the most talented and gracious humans he’s ever met. You may have caught him in the television series Fosse/Verdon on FX, and he also can be seen dancing in the Coen Brother’s farce Hail, Caesar! On stage Ryan has performed in the most recent Broadway revival of Annie, Something Rotten! (OBC), Bandstand (OBC), and in the Chicago company of Hamilton. Other stage work has found Ryan performing with the physical comedy troupe Parallel Exit, and in the immersive theatre show Acoustica Electronica. Ryan has been featured as a soloist with multiple symphony orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony. Special thanks to our producers and Lia Vollack for their vision and guidance in bringing this group together and this show to fruition.

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Darius Wright

Swing

Darius is a Houston native and OCU alumni. Darius has been seen on Broadway in Pretty Woman (OBC) and A Bronx Tale, in NYC in Mack & Mabel (NYCC Encores!) and his solo concert “D’s Company, as well as on tour and internationally in Matilda The Musical. Workshop/Developmental works: Ain’t Too Proud (Smokey Robinson/Damon Harris), Pretty Woman (Carlos), The Sting. TV: “Katy Keene.” Thanks, Janet! For more info, you can find him on Twitter/Instagram: @DariusAWright or www.DariusWright.com

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Christopher Wheeldon

Director & Choreographer

Christopher trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet in 1991. In 1993, he joined New York City Ballet and was promoted to Soloist in 1998. He was named NYCB’s first Resident Choreographer in July 2001. Since then, Mr. Wheeldon has created and staged productions for many of the world’s major ballet companies. In 2007, Mr. Wheeldon founded Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and was appointed an Associate Artist for Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London. Mr. Wheeldon now serves as Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet. As Artistic Associate, Mr. Wheeldon has created many works for the company, including the full-length Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale, both of which were co-productions with The National Ballet of Canada. For the Metropolitan Opera, he choreographed Dance of the Hours for Ponchielli’s La Gioconda (2006) and Richard Eyre’s production of Carmen (2012) as well as ballet sequences for the feature film Center Stage (2000) and Sweet Smell of Success on Broadway (2002). Mr. Wheeldon created a special excerpt for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. In April 2016, he was the Artistic Director for the Fashion Forward exhibition in Paris at La Musee Arts et Decoratif. In 2014, Mr. Wheeldon directed and choreographed the musical version of An American in Paris, which had productions in Paris, on Broadway, and in London. 2016 was The Joffrey Ballet’s world premiere of The Nutcracker reimagined by Mr. Wheeldon and he directed and choreographed the gala presentation of Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon starring Kelli O’Hara and Patrick Wilson at New York City Center in 2017. In 2018, Mr. Wheeldon staged two pieces in Tokyo: An American in Paris and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland while in 2019, Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale was performed by The Bolshoi Ballet. 2019 was also the premiere for Corybantic Games at The Royal Ballet and a re-staged version of Cinderella for the English National Ballet at Royal Albert Hall. Among Mr. Wheeldon’s awards are a Tony Award for Best Choreography for An American in Paris, an Outer Critics Award for Best Choreography and Direction for An American in Paris, the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, the American Choreography Award, the Dance Magazine Award, multiple London Critics’ Circle Awards, and the Leìonide Massine Prize for new choreography. Mr. Wheeldon’s productions of Cinderella and The Winter’s Tale won the Benois de la Danse, and he is an Olivier Award winner for his ballets Aeternum for The Royal Ballet and Polyphonia for Morphoses. In 2016, Mr. Wheeldon was named an O.B.E. and was made an Honorary Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Christopher is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and resides in New York City with his husband, Ross Rayburn, and their dog, Hattie.

Lynn Nottage

Book

Plays include Sweat (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Evening Standard Award; Tony, Drama Desk award nominations); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, New York Drama Critics Circle, DD, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, Obie, and Audelco awards for Best Play); Floyd’s (Guthrie); Mlima’s Tale (The Public); By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lilly Award, DD nom); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (Obie Award; DD, Lortel award noms); Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers; and POOF!; as well as the book for the musical adaption of The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic). TV: She’s Gotta Have It (writer/producer). Upcoming: MJ, the Michael Jackson musical. PEN/Laura Pels Master Dramatist Award, Doris Duke Artist Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, a Guggenheim Grant, Lucille Lortel Fellowship, Visiting Research Fellowship at Princeton. Associate professor at Columbia. Member of the Dramatists Guild.

Derek McLane

Scenic Design

Nearly 350 design credits including, Broadway: Moulin Rouge! (Tony Award nomination), A Soldier’s Play (Tony nomination), Burn This, American Son, Parisian Woman, The Price, Beautiful, Fully Committed, Noises Off, Gigi, 33 Variations (Tony Award), China Doll, How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying, The Heiress, Follies, Anything Goes, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife. Off-Broadway: Buried Child; Jerry Springer The Opera; Merrily We Roll Along; The Spoils; If I Forget; Love, Love, Love; The Night of the Iguana; Sweet Charity; Into the Woods; Ruined; The Last Five Years. Television: 6 years of the Academy Awards, NBC Musicals: The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz and Hairspray. Derek is the Chairman of the Board of The New Group Theatre. Awards: A Tony Award, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 Obie Award, 2 Drama Desk Award, 3 Lucille Lortel Awards, and 2 Art Directors Guild Awards.

Natasha Katz

Lighting Design

Natasha designed the lighting for the Broadway production of An American in Paris directed by Christopher Wheeldon. She is honored to have designed the lighting for many new ballets choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, including The Winter’s Tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the upcoming Like Water for Chocolate at the Royal Ballet.  Recent Broadway: Springsteen on Broadway, Frozen, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Hello, Dolly! She is a TDF Wendy Wasserstein Project Mentor and was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Paul Tazewell

Costume Design

Paul has been designing costumes for Broadway, Regional Theater, Film and Television, Dance, and Opera Productions for close to thirty years. He began his Broadway career with the groundbreaking musical, ‘Bring in Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, directed by George C. Wolfe. Paul is best known for his work with both of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award winning Original Broadway productions of Hamilton, for which he received the Tony Award and In the Heights, both directed by Thomas Kail. Other Broadway credits include Ain’t Too Proud; The Color Purple; Memphis; Caroline, or Change; and Elaine Stritch at Liberty. Paul’s feature film credits include, Harriet directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Cynthia Erivo, Hamilton directed by Thomas Kail and the anxiously anticipated West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. TV credits include the HBO Original Film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey and Lackawanna Blues, both directed by George C. Wolfe. Paul also designed costumes for “The Wiz! Live,” for which he received an Emmy Award and “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” featuring John Legend. Both were for NBC. In the United States and across the globe, Paul has designed for such renowned companies as The Metropolitan Opera, The Bolshoi Ballet, The English National Opera, Theatre du Chatelet, The Public Theater, National Theatre UK, The Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, The Chicago Lyric Opera and many more. Paul holds an MFA from New York University and a BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts.  He has been privileged instructing students as a guest artist at both New York University and North Carolina School of the Arts. From 2003-2006, he held a faculty position at Carnegie Mellon University. Paul currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Gareth Owen

Sound Design

Broadway: Diana, Summer, Come From Away (Outer Critics Circle Award, Broadway World Award, Green Room Award, Dora Award, Craig Noel Award), A Bronx Tale, Spring Awakening, End of the Rainbow (Tony Award nomination), A Little Night Music (Tony nomination). West End: Back to the Future, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, Prince of Egypt, &Juliet, Come From Away (Olivier Award, WhatsOnStage Award), Bat Out of Hell (Olivier Award nomination), Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Strictly Ballroom, 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein, Wind in the Willows, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Memphis(Olivier Award), I Can’t Sing, In the Heights, Top Hat (Olivier nomination), Merrily We Roll Along (Olivier Award), and End of the Rainbow (Olivier nomination). Worldwide: Mamma Mia! The Party, Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Sister Act. Additional: The Secret Garden, Clueless (New York); Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany). Pro Sound Award winner for “Sound Engineer of the Year.”

Peter Nigrini

Projection Design

Peter Nigrini is one of Broadways pioneering projection designers. His work includes Ain’t Too Proud; Beetlejuice; Dear Evan Hansen; The SpongeBob Musical; A Doll’s House, Part 2; and Fela! He also has designed extensively other venues and forms including Here Lies Love; Ground at the Public Theater; Lucia de Lammermoor and Don Giovani for Santa Fe Opera; The Grace Jones Hurricane Tour, Blind Date, and Deep Blue Sea for Bill T, Jones/Arnie Zane Dance; and Real Enemies with Dacey James Argue and Secrete Society at BAM.  He was also a founding member of Nature Theater of Oklahoma.

Charles LaPointe

Hair & Wig Design

Charles is an award-winning Wig and Hair Designer based in New York, who maintains a highly successful career on stages throughout the United States and abroad.  Career Highlights: Numerous Broadway, Touring, American Regional Theatre, West End and International productions including Hamilton (Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award for Los Angeles Company and Netflix Film); Ain’t Too Proud; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Beetlejuice; The Cher Show (Drama Desk Award); The Band’s Visit; Anastasia; The Lifespan of a Fact; SpongeBob SquarePants ( Drama Desk Award); The Donna Summer Musical;  Jersey Boys; Motown; Memphis: The Musical; On Your Feet;  A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; The Color Purple; Doctor Zhivago; Of Mice and Men; Violet; Sideshow; The Elephant Man; After Midnight; Clybourne Park; Newsies; The Mountaintop; Superior Donuts; In the Heights.  Television: “The Wiz Live!” (Emmy Award Nomination); “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” (Emmy Award Nomination and Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award); “Bluebloods;” “American Crime;” “Maddoff;” “Hairspray;” “In A Man’s World.

David Holcenberg

Musical Supervision, Orchestrations & Arrangements

David is an award-winning Music Director and supervisor who has worked on eleven Broadway shows including Groundhog Day; Matilda; Rocky; Mamma Mia!; Ghost; Bye, Bye, Birdie; The Story of My Life; Good Vibrations; Seussical; Titanic; and Showboat. He has had the privilege of collaborating with music legends Glenn Ballard, Dave Stewart, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Minchin, Elton John, and Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. David was also the Music Supervisor, Arranger and Principal Conductor for the New York Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall featuring the Rockettes. Other music directing credits include the US premiere of Ragtime (LA Drama Critics Award- outstanding music direction), The Phantom of the Opera (Toronto), Mamma Mia! at the Hollywood Bowl, the Lincoln Center productions of Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones, and the world premiere of Newsies (Papermill Playhouse). David also served as a vocal coach for Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody. He has recorded 9 original cast albums including the Grammy nominated albums of Matilda and Seussical.

Jason Michael Webb

Musical Direction, Orchestrations & Arrangements

Special Tony Award recipient and Drama Desk winner, Jason Michael Webb is a director, composer, lyricist, musical director, producer and arranger. From conducting orchestras in Broadway pits to writing and arranging music for a President’s inauguration, Jason has dedicated his life to using music to heal, uplift and encourage. Mr. Webb’s early musical training consisted of formal classical study, playing in small churches and obsessing about pop music. By 21, he had a degree in classical piano, played in the biggest churches in New York City and made his orchestral solo debut with the Queens Symphony. He then went on to become Musical Director of the six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle, for whom Mr. Webb co-wrote and produced four albums for The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, leading to two Stellar Award nominations and a Dove Award win. His arrangement of BTC’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was featured at the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama and simultaneously heard by over one billion people worldwide. Mr. Webb is the composer for “The Ms. Pat Show” (BET+) (also produced its theme song, “Grown Ass Woman”) and wrote music/lyrics for Kenny Leon’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, which was filmed for PBS’ “Great Performances” series (Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater) (Music Supervisor/Incidental Music). His writing can also be heard on the hit TV series “Empire” (Fox), Netflix film “Juanita” (starring Alfre Woodard), recording projects and original musicals, including the new South African musical “WiLDFLOWER” (currently in development with National Black Theater/Apollo Theater). Mr. Webb received a 2019 Special Tony Award for “outstanding arrangements” in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s breathtaking acapella play Choir Boy (MTC). His work on Choir Boy also earned him a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Original Music. He is also currently nominated for a 2020 Tony Award for “Best Original Score Written for the Theatre” for Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo (Roundabout). Joining forces with pop music icons Stephen Bray and Harvey Mason, Jr., Mr. Webb served as Executive Music Producer of Respect (MGM), the highly-anticipated 2021 film about the life of Aretha Franklin (starring Jennifer Hudson). Mr. Webb’s directorial debut, a 2021 film of the iconic Jason Robert Brown musical, The Last Five Years, was lauded by The New York Times as “inspiring”, “robust”, and “impressively freed by its physical and creative limitations.” He also served as Musical Director of the gorgeous Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning 2016 Broadway Revival of The Color Purple, directed by John Doyle and based on the timeless novel by Alice Walker. Upcoming projects include Disney’s upcoming revival of AIDA (Music Supervisor/Arranger), and the eagerly anticipated “Beauty and the Beast” live-action prequel series at Disney+ (Musical Director/Arranger). Other credits include Associate Production Music Supervisor for The Greatest Showman (20th Century Fox); Musical Director and Arranger/Adaptor for Disney’s Frozen: Live at the Hyperion (Anaheim, CA); and Associate Musical Director of Broadway shows including Berry Gordy’s Motown: The Musical, Alan Menken’s Leap of Faith and Jeanine Tesori’s Violet (also Additional Arrangements). Mr. Webb is currently the featured vocalist on the national jingle for Smile Direct Club, and has appeared as a Pianist onstage with Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Bolton, Cece Winans, and Chaka Khan. He has conducted live and recording orchestras from New York to LA, including internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang’s 2016 love letter to NYC, “New York Rhapsody” (PBS), which featured performances by Rufus Wainwright, Regina Spektor and Suzanne Vega.