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Alumni Profile

Jawan M. Jackson

Bachelor of Science, Communications, 2011.

In just a few short years after graduating from EMU, Jawan M. Jackson has made a big-time splash on Broadway for his portrayal of The Temptations' Melvin Franklin in "Motown: The Musical." Motown has been in production since April, 2013 and has traveled to theatre venues across the world. The jukebox musical received four nominations at the 67th Tony Awards. Jackson is a Detroit native and began his career as a radio personality on Detroit's Hot 107.5 FM. Jackson's film credits include "Sparkle" (2012), "Love Thy Self" (2014), and "For The Love Of Music" (2018). His TV appearances are highlighted by Netflix's "The Get Down" (2016) and PBS's "Doo Wop Generations" (2018).

Jawan M. Jackson (BS11)