Born and raised in Kansas City, MO...Michael has been told that he belongs on a stage since birth. He grew up singing in church but never gave theatre a real thought until freshman year of high school thanks to his mom telling him "Michael, you go to school tomorrow and ask them if you can be in the school musical." Well, naturally when Mom says something, you do it.  Thanks to that great advice; he fell in love with theatre and hasn't looked back since.

 

      Graduating from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Theatre , Michael was determined to pursue his dream of being on the stage. He moved to St. Louis and immersed himself in the local theatre scene and even managed to score a few award nominations with Arts for Life. 

 

     Currently Michael resides in New York City .  His next journey will take him across the country as he joins the national tour of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! Stay tuned and check back often for more information and to keep track of where he'll be traveling.

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Henry & Mudge Tour

*National Tour* 

Written by: Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk

Directed by: Laura Brandel

Produced by: Theatreworks USA

Tour opens January 23, 2019

Michael Jones “MJ” (Dad) is ecstatic to be back on the road, making his Theatreworks USA debut! - MJ was last seen in the National Tour of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! Thanking God, family and friends for their love and support.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live

*National Tour* 

Directed by: Jenn Rapp Pearl

Presented by: Mills Entertainment

October 2017 - May 2018

MJ is elated to be joining the tour company of Daniel Tiger. Embarking on his first national tour he will be the male swing and looks forward to covering multiple roles in the show. Make sure to check him out on tour because you never know which character he'll be playing.

Strike: The Musical

*Staged Reading* 

Written by: Brett Kristofferson and Jeff Statile.

Directed by: Nicole Johnson

Presented by: Stomping Ground Theatre Co

May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017

@ Metro Baptist Church

STRIKE! is based on the true story of Barbara Johns, a high school junior who led the entire student body of Robert Russa Moton High School (Prince Edward County, VA) to walk out in protest of their school’s conditions. The case would go on to be part of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education ruling in 1954. 

Curtains! The Musical

Written by: John Kander & Fred Ebb

Directed by: Michael Blatt

Presented by: Village Light Opera Group

May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017

@ The Riverside Church

The hilarious WhoDunIt? Musical is brought to life on stage.  MJ and his cast-mates are quarantined inside the theatre with the mysterious killer while rehearsing to get their show to Broadway. Will they make it out alive? 

Your Name On My Lips

*World Premiere*

Written by: Eric Sirota

Directed by: Katherine Petit

August 30, 2015 - September 18, 2015

@ Theatre for the New City (Dream Up Festival 2015)

In this world premiere production complete with a soaring new score MJ plays a love interest of the confused star crossed lead.  In being a part of a world premiere MJ got to flex his collaboration muscles and saw his influence on his original take on a new role. 

Memphis

Written by: David Bryan & Joe DiPietro

Directed by: Jordan Nichols

March 13, 2015 - May 30, 2015

@ Midtown Arts Center

The original Broadway production won 4 Tony awards in 2010 including Best Musical. In this regional production, MJ takes on the role of the captivating Delray as he tries to make it as a black club owner in 1950's Memphis while helping his baby sister live her dreams.

Gary the Invincible

*First Staged Reading*

Written by: Grant Bowen & Tiffanie

Directed by: Katherine Petit

June 22, 2014

@ Theatre Row Studios

MJ got to live out his comic book fantasies playing the evil villain in the hilarious and genuine comic book style story-telling.  Geared towards a children's audience but with themes that everyone can relate to.

Grey Street: A RockOperical

Written by: Joe Striff

Directed by: Joe Battista

June 18, 2014 - July 27, 2014

@ 13th Street Repertory Theatre

Grab a lollipop, sit back and enjoy this crazy ride down to Grey Street and meet the Zulu Wizard King.

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