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Raymond Davis Jr.

RAYMOND DAVIS JR. (Young Berry/Stevie/Michael Jackson alt.) Long John’s Silvers commercial. Healthcare Training Video. Won Indiana’s Got Talent singing contest. Grand prize winner at Indiana Black Expo singing contest. WTHR-13 Circle Of Lights annual show performing in front of over 100,000 people.

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CJ Wright

CJ WRIGHT (Young Berry/Stevie/Michael Jackson alt.) is an 11-year musician from Upland CA, is beyond excited to join the Motown cast and make his national tour debut. He has appeared in a commercial, print, voice overs, and has performed in local theater and venues. He would like to thank his family and friends who have supported him along this amazing journey.

 

Review Quotes

Apt 613 – 07/27/17

“Personally, I was blown away by the two younger cast members, Raymond Davis Jr. and CJ Wright. If you close your eyes, you’ll swear you’re hearing a young Michael Jackson belting his greatest hits live on stage”

Ward and Karen Crafts – 07/15/17

“Twelve years old Raymond Davis Jr.’s delighted the audience with his singing performances of young Michael Jackson and young Stevie Wonder”

Aisle Say Twin Cities – 07/14/17

“Lastly, young Raymond Davis Jr. (CJ Wright) absolutely takes the cake for stealing the show as a young Michael Jackson with the Jackson 5. His voice will make you crane your neck to see if it isn’t actually a young Michael Jackson on stage. He truly channels the King of Pop and the audience eats it up gleefully”

KSTP – 07/14/17

“including the very young Michael Jackson (shared role: Raymond Davis Jr. and CJ Wright, both who are crowd favorites).”

Twin Cities Arts Reader – 07/13/17

“Two stars in particular stood out…The 12-year-old Raymond Davis Jr. brought the house down playing young Berry Gordy, young Michael Jackson, young Stevie Wonder”

Cherry and Spoon – 07/12/17

“a special mention must be made of the adorable young man playing young versions of Berry, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson (Raymond Davis Jr. and C.J. Wright alternate in the role).”

Star Tribune – 07/12/17

“other ‘Motown’ standout performers include Raymond Davis, Jr., a precocious, talented adolescent who captured the youthful joy and star power of a young Michael Jackson.”

NWA Online – 07/04/17

“12-year-old Raymond Davis Jr., who moved the audience to its feet with his uncanny impression of young Michael Jackson.”

Fayetteville Flyer – 06/28/17

“There’s was also a mid-show highlight from CJ Wright, a young actor who played a youthful Michael Jackson as a member of the Jackson 5. It’s easy to have such a performance feel like a perfunctory distraction, but the kid has a voice and the moves to back it up.”

Arkansas Online – 06/22/17

“One of the crowd favorites was Raymond Davis Jr., a young boy who held down the roles of young Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. His dancing was a true tribute to the young Jackson, as was the singing on his family’s first hit, ‘I Want You Back.'”

Katz Reviews – 06/20/17

“Also, Raymond Davis, Jr. – as young Michael Jackson – was terrific.”

Stage Buddy – 06/16/17

“The highlight of this production for me was Mr. Raymond Davis Jr. who portrayed multiple “young” versions of the adult roles, but mainly young Michael Jackson. Aside from his voice sounding exactly like Michael’s did, the kid had charisma for days. He danced and snapped his fingers to the beat, keeping up with every single adult member of his cast. With the 1000-watt smile, I can’t wait to see Davis breaking hearts someday and making it huge.”

TUC Mag – 06/15/17

“The most believable and remarkable performance was CJ Wright, an 11-year-old who embodied Little Stevie Wonder, Little Michael Jackson and Little Berry Gordy faultlessly.”

Stage Buddy – 06/16/17

“The highlight of this production for me was Mr. Raymond Davis Jr. who portrayed multiple “young” versions of the adult roles, but mainly young Michael Jackson. Aside from his voice sounding exactly like Michael’s did, the kid had charisma for days. He danced and snapped his fingers to the beat, keeping up with every single adult member of his cast. With the 1000-watt smile, I can’t wait to see Davis breaking hearts someday and making it huge.”

Entertaining Options – 06/06/17

“Raymond Davis Jr. absolutely killed it with his flawless portrayal of young Michael Jackson (as well as young Stevie Wonder and young Berry Gordy).”

Out In Jersey – 06/06/17

“I can’t overlook little Michael Jackson’s embodiment by Raymond Davis Jr. who also played young Stevie Wonder, and the young Berry Gordy. This young man is only 12 and was a crowd favorite. He has some mighty big shoes to fill in this show and seems to do it with ease, and those shoes, by the way, have some serious dance moves happening!”

DC Metro Arts – 06/02/17

“Raymond Davis Jr., who plays Young Berry Gordy/Young Stevie Wonder/Young Michael Jackson (alternating with CJ Wright in the role), brought down the house with his take on Michael in a scene where the Jackson 5 auditions for Gordy.”

The Triangle – 06/02/17

“The actors who portrayed…young Michael Jackson (Raymond Davis Jr.)…were delightfully on point with their impressions.”

Go Home Philly – 05/31/17

“…a young, absolutely astounding Raymond Davis Jr….”

Telegram – 05/24/17

“The cameo that bought the house down was that of diminutive Raymond Davis Jr.’s show-stopping turn as Michael Jackson, singing “ABC” with an astounding demonstration of precocity and assurance. ”

Western Herald – 05/15/17

“Davis Jr. and Wright stunned the audience with songs like “ABC,” “Who’s Loving You” and “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. Their voices sounded almost identical young Michael Jackson’s, and the audience was no doubt loving every minute of it. The audience was in absolute awe of the young talent on the stage, instantly filling the room with an abundance of admiration and applause for the two young singers.”

Marcia Marcia Marcia – 05/12/17

“Have to admit my favorite was young Michael Jackson (Raymond Davis Jr./CJ Wright). The boys alternate, so I don’t know which one played the burgeoning superstar the night we went (it should be noted!), but from the talent level of the adult cast, both must be outstanding!”

MLive – 05/03/17

“No one brought more joy than the vocal stylings of the young Michael Jacksons (CJ Wright and Raymond Davis Jr.), who astounded the audience time and again. Even with your eyes open, there was no denying kindred spirits of the King of Pop were in the room.”

Revue WM – 05/03/17

“The “Motown” cast skillfully captures the personalities of the artists they are embodying without doing kitschy, tribute-band-style impersonations so, for instance, when Raymond Davis Jr. slips into the purple fringe vest of Michael Jackson, he brings out the earnest essence of the pre-teen Michael while adding a bit of extra soulfulness to the picture. The Jackson 5 doesn’t show up until Act Two, but once they appear you won’t want them to leave: Davis, Malcolm Armwood, Garfield Hammonds, Elijah Ahmad Lewis and Ramone Owens deliver marvelous, irresistible covers of “ABC,” “The Love You Save” and “Who’s Loving You.””

Deadline Detroit – 04/20/17

“Perhaps the most memorable sequence takes place when the Jackson 5 grabs the spotlight, led by CJ Wright as young Michael. The 11-year-old somehow recreates that unmistakable sound on the hit “ABC,” bringing a jolt of energy to the second act.”

Broadway World National Tours – 03/30/17

“Another standout was the young Raymond Davis Jr., a native of Indianapolis. His portrayal of the young Michael Jackson was so spirited and confident that I tapped my toes, sang, along, and even found myself clapping before each song was over.”

Herald Bulletin – 03/30/17

“Raymond Davis Jr., a 12-year-old Indianapolis actor, has the proper charm for his Michael Jackson character. His voice will only grow stronger; his dancing only smoother. While “I Want You Back” and “ABC” are top-notch audience grabbers, Davis’ role just makes us realize how much talent was in young Michael Jackson’s showmanship.”

St. Louis American – 03/24/17

“Raymond Davis Jr. perfectly embodied young Michael Jackson in tune, stage presence and energy.”

Tulsa World – 03/16/17

“Raymond Davis Jr. does a great job of portraying the young Michael Jackson…”

Albuquerque Journal – 03/01/17

“And Raymond Davis Jr and CJ Wright, who play younger versions of Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson are beasts on the stage. Each one of the young men danced their ways into the audience’s hearts.”

Tucson Web – 02/22/17

“CJ Wright was an impressive young Michael Jackson.”

Eur Web – 02/19/17

“…the audience favorite of the evening was young CJ Wright whose rendition of Michael Jackson garnered a rousing response.”

94.7 Wave – 02/02/17

“I must say, 11 year old CJ Wright stole the show, as Michael Jackson. This kid is dynamic, and will be a star.”

Sierra Madre Weekly – 02/01/17

“Young C.J. Wright brought the audience to their feet as Michael Jackson with his performance of “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” and “The Love You Save,” shining as the youngest but brightest star in the ensemble.”

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