‘Invincible: A Tribute to Michael Jackson’ comes to the Lehman Center for Performing Arts

Michael Jackson impersonator dances with backround dancers and a backdrop of colorful lighting.
Join the Lehman Center for Performing Arts this Saturday for “Invincible,” a spectacular tribute show that truly captures the essence of Michael Jackson.
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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the spectacular, multi-media live performance honoring the greatest entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson, at “Invincible: A Tribute to Michael Jackson” on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m.

Producer Darrin Ross searched all over the world to find people that could sing and dance like Michael and worked closely with them to perfect this vision of a one of a kind spectacular tribute show that truly captures the essence of Michael Jackson. “Invincible” stars the very talented artists Jeffrey Perez as “Singing Michael” and Pete Carter as “Dancing Michael.”

Carter has been thrilling audiences as Michael Jackson since he was a child. At age eight, he would dance in front of his idol on the TV screen, as his mother sewed replica costumes. Since then, Carter has professionally impersonated the King of Pop for audiences all across the country. In June 2003, he had the honor to sit down with the King himself, who complimented Carter on his costumes and thanked him. Later that year, he was invited to Neverland Ranch on two separate occasions and met the entire Jackson family. Since then Carter has worked with Madame Tussauds, Guinness and Sony BMG on behalf of Michale Jackson.

Perez fell in love with Michael Jackson as a small child, mimicking his idol’s dance moves and learning to sing all of his songs. As an adult, he is the number one moonwalking Michael Jackson tribute performer in the world. With his striking resemblance and MJ-styled voice that will give you the chills as it transitions through all four eras, Perez portrays Michael Jackson like no one else can.

The two artists bring back the spirit and essence of seeing Michael Jackson alive again on stage as the show follows his amazing performing career, from his boyhood days with his brothers in the Jackson 5 to the heights of his solo act. While masterfully performing the unique dancing that Michael Jackson was so famous for, as well as dance routines that Michael Jackson never had the opportunity to bring to the national stage (including the ones rehearsed for the HBO special “One Night Only”) they will perform such hits as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller” and “Smooth Criminal”. Also, the audience will be introduced to tunes from the Jackson 5 that never aired or were never performed live.

“Invincible” is entertainment for all ages and will also feature breathtaking visuals and a live band with master percussionists and singers. Created, produced and directed by Bessie Award winner Ross with choreography by longtime friend and Michael Jackson choreographer Lavelle Smith Jr.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West. Tickets for “Invincible: A Tribute to Michael Jackson” range from $25-$100, can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at (718) 960-8833 — para Español: (718) 960-8835 — Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and beginning four hours prior to showtime on weekends.

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