Adrian Grant

Jury year(s) 2022

Adrian Grant has worked in the entertainment and media industries for over 30 years, producing magazines, books, records, videos, concerts and theatre shows.

Adrian authored the book, Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary, and in 2006 Adrian created ‘Thriller Live’, a show seen in 35 countries by nearly five million people and becoming the 12th biggest West End musical of all-time.

Away from Jackson, Adrian published two national magazines – Shades and Blink. Shades was one of the first youth lifestyle publications to champion for greater diversity and inclusion in the UK.

In October 2017 Adrian received the Image Award at the Black British Business Awards for setting a record of excellence and making a lasting, significant and positive contribution to the standing of people of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain for his work.

In November 2018 Adrian launched the Visionary Arts Foundation aiming to inspire positive change in our communities by empowering young adults to use their artistic platforms from film, music and theatre to literature and digital media as a sound board for discussion and debate around social issues such as racism, equality and inclusion, mental health awareness, youth violence prevention and the climate crisis.

Adrian also produced the West End show, ‘Respect La Diva’, and the 2019 UK tour of ‘Respect – The Aretha Franklin Songbook’.

Most recently, Adrian was named Best Producer for ‘Thriller Live’ at the Black British Theatre Awards 2020, and the show also won Best Musical Production.