Paris and Prince Jackson – the children of the late Michael Jackson – paid tribute to their father on Sunday at the 2022 Tony Awards.
The couple took the stage at Radio City Music Hall to present a performance by the cast of “MJ: The Musical,” which depicted much of their father’s life and was nominated for the top prize.
Prince, 25, and Paris, 24, reaffirmed the late King of Pop’s love of musicals in a rare appearance celebrating their father.
“A lot of people seem to think our dad, Michael Jackson, changed popular music forever,” Prince Jackson said. “And who are we to disagree?”
“But what people might not know is that he loved musicals, both in film and on stage. That’s why we’re so incredibly honored to present the first nominee of the night for best musical, “MJ”, which, using several of his iconic hits, examines the complexity and brilliance of our father’s process.
‘MJ: The Musical’ shows Jackson’s life on his ‘Dangerous’ tour was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actor.
Paris Jackson recently revealed that King of Pop instilled a strong work ethic and eclectic musical taste in her children.
“My dad was really good at making sure we were cultured, making sure we were educated, and not just showing off like glitz and glamor, like hopping hotels, five-star places,” Jackson said. in an interview.
“Growing up, it was about winning things. If we wanted five toys from FAO Schwarz or Toys R Us, we had to read five books,” she said.
“It’s earning it, not just being entitled to certain things or thinking, ‘Oh, I got it.’ It’s like working for it, working hard for it – it’s, it’s something else entirely.