Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Pulitzer Prize Winner!
Usher is a black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head — in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.
2017 Jonathan Larson Award winner
2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award winner
Antwayn Hopper — Thought 6
James Jackson, Jr. — Thought 2
L Morgan Lee — Thought 1
John-Michael Lyles — Thought 3
John-Andrew Morrison — Thought 4
Larry Owens — Usher
Jason Veasey — Thought 5
Album produced by Michael Croiter and Michael R. Jackson
Photos by Joan Marcus