New York City was excited last night as Detroit’s Elijah Rhea Johnson made his sold-out Broadway debut as Michael Jackson in “MJ the Musical.” The highly anticipated show has been praised for its stunning portrayal of the King of Pop’s life and music, and Johnson’s performance did not disappoint.
Tyrone Taborn, the publisher of US Black Engineer magazine, made this night even more special. Taborn has long supported arts inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and his support of Johnson represents his commitment to promoting talented individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Taborn stated, “I am excited to support Elijah Rhea Johnson in his historic Broadway debut. He is an exceptional performer, and his portrayal of Michael Jackson is mesmerizing. His talent and dedication inspire us all, and I am honored to support him in this journey.”
Taborn’s support of Johnson has been a perfect fit, as US Black Engineer magazine has been a leading voice in promoting opportunities for underrepresented groups in STEM.