Bringing Michael Jackson To Life In ‘Thriller Live’

Sources: Star Online – BY REVATHI MURUGAPPAN| Edited By – All Things Michael

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The lead cast of Thriller Live are thrilled to play Michael Jackson.

Singing the songs of Michael Jackson is a dream come true for the lead cast of Thriller Live, a dance musical set to take place in Kuala Lumpur, starting March 19.

Among the lead vocalists of this West End, London-based production are J Rome, Prinnie Stevens and Mig Ayesa.

With millions now watching his YouTube videos and a fanbase growing in 14 countries, J Rome is an emerging talent. But starring in Thriller Live ranks high on his list of achievements.

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The social buzz is a big thing, but being a part of Thriller Live is an honour for this performer.

“I love the fact that I get to hone in on one of the greatest entertainers of all time. I get to be inspired by his lyrics, movements and energy all over again every night, and even though I do not play the MJ character, there is something special, unique and might I say, MJ-esque, about every single person on that stage!” he says.

For Miguel, or Mig Ayesa, there hasn’t been any time when he did not know or like MJ.

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“I think he was a very misunderstood man and those career distractions affected him deeply because he was so sensitive. I feel the same way in many ways. It’s a huge thrill (pardon the pun!) to be playing MJ but I feel the pressure of the responsibility to get it right. Even though I am doing my own interpretation of the songs, there are certain things you just cannot ignore,” he says.

As the only female lead in Thriller Live, Prinnie Stevens is an all-round performer, songwriter and presenter. Like so many, she was besotted with MJ at a young age.

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“My mother would play MJ’s music constantly in the house. Being a singer/dancer from a very young age, I idolised MJ and was obsessed with his music award performances and music videos. I watch them over and over and over again.

“Singing and dancing to me comes very naturally. I am very comfortable when doing both. This is why I became such a huge fan of MJ from such a young age. Because I believe no one has done it better than him. There are not many artists who have achieved the things that MJ has as a singer and dancer. He has paved the way for singer cum dancers like myself,” she shares.

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