Tony Awards 2022: Michael Jackson's fans grow emotional as Paris and Prince pay tribute to late dad

Tony Awards 2022: Michael Jackson's fans grow emotional as Paris and Prince pay tribute to late dad
Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson attended the 75th Annual Tony Awards and honored their father, Michael Jackson (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

The 75th Tony Awards went big as Michael Jackson's children, Paris and Prince, graced the big stage to honor their late father. Their honor consisted of a performance from the highly regarded musical 'MJ: The Musical' which was nominated for the Best Musical in the award ceremony. The fans were shaken by the fact that MJ's children have aged and that too pretty well. 

Prince, in his all-black suit, addressed the cheering crowd about his father who was a top-notch entertainer. He said, "A lot of people seem to think our dad Michael Jackson changed popular music forever. And who are we to disagree?" He continued talking about his father, who is considered one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century, "But what people may not know is he loved musicals, on film and on the stage. That’s why we are so incredibly honored to introduce the night’s first nominee for best musical, ‘MJ,’ which, using many of his iconic hits, looks at the complexities and brilliance of our father’s process.”


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MJ's daughter, Paris, who rocked a pink sleeveless gown and looked gracious, chimed in and said, "This number showcases that creative process, as he builds a dance routine step by unforgettable step to one of his best love hits." The musical follows the life of the pop star during his 'Dangerous' star and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards. The 22-year-old actor Myles Frost, who is now a Broadway star, was named the Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of the legend. It was a surprise for the fans to see MJ's kid all grown up and reacted accordingly.

Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson speak onstage at the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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People were definitely surprised to see MJ's children. One user wrote, "Seeing Michael Jackson's amazing kids Paris and Prince introduce the MJ musical just has me all in the feels They're wise beyond their years. I hope to see them musical in November! #TonyAwards" Another user said, "Wonderful… thank you for sharing that, beautiful All those haters and trolls on Twitter, they’re in the minority and this shows it clearly. Screaming in to the void! Thanks again… #MJTheMusical #TonyAwards #MichaelJackson #AmplifyMJ… #TheRealMJ"



Another user complimented MJ's children who honored their father saying, "The love and adoration shown to Michael Jackson, his children, and the incredible production and talent of the tribute musical #MJTheMusical was in full perspective tonight via Tony Awards. This is what it looks like for a legacy that has withstood the test of time and tabloids." Another user wrote, "OMG! Prince and Paris Jackson are at the Tony Awards. This brought me to tears. MJ would have been proud of them."



One user wrote, "I’m glad the audience was supportive as hell. I was worried for a sec. Broadway / NYC seems to love MJ! GOOD Michael won´t be destroyed! His #legacy lives on...." Another supporter tweeted, "So you guys just speed past that paris and prince are presenting at the TONY AWARDS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR FATHER TONIGHT??"



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