Myles Frost made good on his promise to his family to finish his degree at Bowie State University. The “MJ: The Musical” actor graduated.
Tony Award-winning actor Myles Frost showed that he’ll never get too big to keep his promises to his mom. On Thursday, Dec. 21, Frost graduated from Bowie State University and dedicated his speech to the woman who inspired him.
As reported by CBS News, Frost recalled, “I said I’m going to take this risk. I’m going to follow my heart and do what I’ve been called to do, and God will order my steps, and he most definitely has.”
He continued in his degree acceptance speech to acknowledge his mother.
“You have taught me and showed me what a strong Black woman is and what it means to raise a strong Black man, and I just pray that I made you proud,” Frost said after walking across the stage. He added that he still has a lot of ambitions, both as a performer and as a graduate, but he’ll always be driven by his family first.
“And, you know, just fulfill promises I made to my mother, my grandfather, my father of being the man I know I can be and just being the best version of myself that I can be.”
Frost, 24, admitted that he was proud of himself for balancing his recent rise on the Broadway scene with his intention to pursue a career after his Bowie State University graduation.
Bowie State University President Aminta Breaux echoed his sentiment on Thursday.
“He’s demonstrating what it means to have good character to pursue your hopes and dreams,” President Breaux said. “He achieved his education with all of the achievements he’s made in his young career.”
Source: Black Enterprise