Berry Gordy and the producers of the upcoming Broadway play, Motown: The Musical, are seeking their lead actor. The child will play multiple roles: a young Michael Jackson, a young Stevie Wonder and Gordy himself.
In the age of Youtube stars like Justin Bieber, Gordy launched an audition site where young hopefuls can easily upload their audition videos for a shot at stardom.
“We’re looking for an actor to play Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and me, as a young boy,” explains Gordy, the founder of the legendary Motown record label. “We’re not looking for imitators, we’re looking for people who are smart and can be themselves in the role… He has to give me the same chills that I got when I saw Michael Jackson in the first place.”
Prospects must be between eight and 11 years old, and sing on video one of these classics: “I Want You Back,” “I’ll Be There” or “Who’s Loving You.”
We can’t wait to see who will fill the part! Click here for full details.