Corey J

COREY J (Little Michael) Triple threat & model. Thrilled and honored to be stepping into his dream role as Young Michael. Similar to Young MJ‘s beginning, Corey entered and won his first talent competition at only 6yrs old singing “And I Am Telling You.” He recently made Broadway history during his run as Young Simba, for filling in as Young Nala. Thank you: Telsey, Bespoke, MJ casting crew, Sherry Kayne, Nick Roses, and Bonnie Shumofsky for believing in me. Stephanie, Alvarenga, Sharra Dade, and Innervisions dance for preparing me. My Grandmother, family and close friends for continually showing love and support. And my Lion King family for being my first examples of theater excellence. Special thank you to my Mother for ALWAYS being by my side and teaching me that not even the sky is a limit! I love you! @theoriginal_prince

Christian Wilson

CHRISTIAN WILSON (Little Michael) A rising superstar who was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Christian began performing locally by the time he was 5 years old. Christian has always dreamed of performing and is very excited to make his Broadway debut in the electrifying MJ: the Musical. He is very honored to portray one of the greatest entertainers of all time and his biggest influence, Michael Jackson. He looks forward to keeping Michael’s legacy alive. Christian sends a huge thank you to Broadway and all of his supporters! IG: Chrisvanceofficial1

Walter Russell III

WALTER RUSSELL III (Little Marlon) Broadway/Tour: MJ (Little Michael), The Lion King (Young Simba). Met Opera: Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Char’es Baby). Regional: Kinky Boots (Young Lola). Television: “Gossip Girl,” “The Good Fight,” “That Damn Michael Che,” “Let the Right One In,” “Disney Family Singalong II.” Training: PUSH, HSA, Nat’l Dance Inst. Thanks: MJ Team, Terrific Talent, CESD, Telsey. Love to Mom.


Review Quotes


“Christian Wilson (at the reviewed performance; he shares the role of Little Michael with Walter Russell III) does that famous purple hat-and-fringed-vest ensemble proud”

New York Theatre Guide

“…a talented Christian Wilson…”


“…dynamite Christian Wilson…”


“…and the actor playing young Michael of the Jackson 5 (Christian Wilson at the performance reviewed), are stunning feats of likeness and skill”

Washington Post

“…pint-size dynamo Christian Wilson…”


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