Paris And Prince Jackson Pay Tribute To Dad Michael During Tony Awards

The grown-up kids of the late Michael Jackson paid tribute to their dad at the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday night.

Paris, 24, and Prince, 25, were guests at the 75th annual Tony Awards in New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night, where they presented a performance by the cast of MJ: The Musical - the jukebox musical about the 'Thriller' megastar.

The musical had racked up an impressive 10 nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best New Musical and Best Book of a Musical.
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Paris stunned in a floor-length, pink lace dress and her older brother donned a blazer and jeans.

Spotlighting the musical, Prince told the audience: “A lot of people seem to think our dad Michael Jackson 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. 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.”

Paris then added: "This number showcases that creative process as he builds a dance routine, step by unforgettable step, to one of his best loved 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.”

According to a press release, the musical "goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status."

Prince was said to have watched a show in December at the Neil Simon Theatre. A source told People that it "blew him away."

"Prince was very, very, sweet. He kept saying, 'Wow,' and talking about how much he loved the show, loved the energy — even loved the logo," the source shared at the time.

The insider added that Prince "mentioned how he can't wait to see it again".

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