Before the highly anticipated matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints in Week 2 of the NFL season, fans in Bank of America Stadium will be treated to a special performance of the National Anthem. Taking center stage for this patriotic honor is the talented Broadway actor and musician, Roman Banks.

Who is Roman Banks?

Roman Banks is a rising star in the entertainment industry, known for his remarkable talents on both the stage and screen. At just 24 years old, Banks has already made significant waves in the world of entertainment, showcasing his versatility and captivating audiences with his performances.

Banks first gained widespread recognition for his groundbreaking role in the Broadway hit “Dear Evan Hansen.” In a historic achievement, he became the first BIPOC actor to portray the lead character, Evan, in the Tony-winning musical. His portrayal garnered critical acclaim and established him as a formidable talent in the theater world.

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Transitioning from Broadway to television, Banks continued to shine, landing a role as Howie in Disney+’s popular series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” His presence on the small screen further solidified his reputation as a gifted young performer.

But Banks didn’t stop there. He ventured into the digital realm, taking on a leading role in TikTok’s first-ever live-streamed musical, “For You, Paige.” This innovative project allowed him to connect with a new generation of fans and showcased his adaptability as an entertainer.

Now, Banks is gearing up for one of his most exciting roles yet—portraying the legendary Michael Jackson in “MJ: The Musical.” This eagerly anticipated production is set to open in Chicago in August and promises to be a career-defining moment for Banks, catapulting him to even greater heights of success.

Beyond his artistic accomplishments, Banks has also made a significant impact on social media, amassing a considerable following on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. This digital presence has helped him connect with fans worldwide and solidify his status as a rising star in the entertainment industry.

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Recently, Roman Banks secured representation by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a testament to his industry recognition and the potential he holds for a bright future.