'MJ' Welcomes A New ‘Little Michael’ And ‘Little Marlon’ Beginning Tonight

Producers Lia VollackJohn Branca and John McClain announced today that Broadway newcomers Max Chambers and Jace Bently will join the cast of MJ in the roles of ‘Little Michael’ and ‘Little Marlon,” respectively. Originally from New Jersey, Jace will begin performances tonight, Tuesday, September 5th. Max, a Louisiana native, will begin performances tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6th, and will alternate the role with current cast member Bane Griffith.

They replace original cast members Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson, who departed the production on Sunday, September 3rd.

Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, with a book written by two-time Pulitzer Prize® winner Lynn NottageMJ is the winner of four 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Myles Frost) and Best Choreography (Wheeldon).

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and at the Neil Simon box office.


MAX CHAMBERS (Little Michael, u/s Little Marlon) is making his Broadway debut and honored to join the cast of MJ the Musical. Max is from Shreveport, Louisiana and has been destined for superstardom from a very young age. Many thanks to God, my family, and the MJ Team! #Godisfaithful IG: @maxchambers318

JACE BENTLY (Little Marlon, u/s Little Michael). At only 10, he has already made appearances in the hit “Power” spin-off: “Raising Kanan,” ABC series “For Life,” Hallmark Channel movie, Redemption In Cherry Springs and several voiceovers! Not to mention performing at the legendary Apollo theater and performing all over as a pianist. Thanks to Take 3 Talent and his amazing family for always believing in him. IG: JaceBently_