'HSMTMTS' & 'Dear Evan Hansen' Actor Roman Banks Books Lead Role in 'MJ the Musical' Broadway Tour

'HSMTMTS' & 'Dear Evan Hansen' Actor Roman Banks Books Lead Role in 'MJ the Musical' Broadway Tour

Roman Banks is heading out on tour in a major role later this year!

The 24-year-old actor has landed the lead in the upcoming national Broadway tour of MJ the Musical, where he will be playing the late Michael Jackson.

“See you soon,” the actor shared on social media.

Keep reading to find out more…

“I am extremely excited that the incredibly talented Roman Banks will soon be dazzling audiences across America as Michael Jackson in MJ,” director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon shared in a statement. “Roman is a stunning performer, and we are lucky to have him leading the company on our first national tour.”

Additional casting for the tour will be announced at a later date. The North American tour will kick off this August in Chicago. See all of the dates at MJtheMusical.com!

Elijah Rhea Johnson is currently starring as MJ on Broadway, following original star Myles Frost‘s exit from the musical, for which he won a Tony award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Roman previously appeared in a recurring role on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series as Howie, and he also made history in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, becoming the first Black Evan Hansen.

Get to know more about Roman here!

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