The sibling duo appeared on the seventy fifth annual ceremony on Sunday evening in New York City to highlight “MJ: The Musical,” the jukebox musical about their father, Michael Jackson, which garnered 10 nominations at this yr’s ceremony, together with Best New Musical and Best Book of a Musical.
Paris, 24, and Prince, 25, the 2 kids of the late singer and his ex-wife Debbie Rowe, took the stage early on within the present to sweetly introduce a efficiency from the manufacturing.
“A lot of people seem to think our dad changed popular music forever — and who are we to disagree? But what people may not know is he loved musicals, on film and on the stage,” stated Prince. “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.”
Dressed in a flowing blush pink robe, Paris then added,” This quantity showcases that inventive course of as he builds a dance routine, step by unforgettable step, to one in all his finest cherished hits.”
“Drawing on some of the influences who helped inspire his signature style,” she continued. “So it is our great honor to introduce Tony nominee Myles Frost and the remarkable cast of ‘MJ.’”
Frost and firm then delivered a show-stopping rendition of “Smooth Criminal.”
Michael Jackson was additionally the daddy to Bigi Jackson, previously referred to as Blanket, 20, who made a uncommon look alongside his two siblings in a Good Morning Britain interview final yr.
Earlier within the night, Paris was photographed embracing Frost, who acquired constructive opinions for his portrayal of the pop icon, on the purple carpet earlier than posing for images collectively.
Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Lynn Nottage and produced in coordination with the late singer’s property, “MJ: The Musical” chronicles a pivotal second in Jackson’s life, as he rehearses for the 1992 Dangerous World Tour.
Set a yr earlier than Jackson was first accused of sexual abuse, the musical completely sidesteps the controversy about the singer’s alleged misconduct with kids, which was the main focus of HBO’s 2019 documentary “Leaving Neverland.”