The complete cast is set for NBC’s upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, airing from Brooklyn April 1 (Easter Sunday). Among the recently announced stage favorites joining the ensemble are Joel Perez (Fun Home), Lauren Zakrin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), and Felicia Boswell (Motown).
The ensemble will also include Melody Betts (Invisible Thread), Abby Corrigan (Fun Home), Micaela Diamond, Rory Donovan (Finding Neverland), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Mike Evariste (Amazing Grace), F. Michael Haynie (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked), Charissa Hogeland (Kinky Boots), Bre Jackson (The Color Purple), Mykal Kilgore (Motown), Billy Lewis Jr. (Toronto's Bat Out of Hell), Justin Gregory Lopez (Bare), Angel Lozada, Vince Oddo (Amazing Grace), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), Jonah Platt (Wicked), Conor Ryan (Cinderella), Christina Sajous (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man), Heath Saunders (The Great Comet), Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots), and Syndee Winters (Hamilton).
Completing the cast are dancers Chloe Davis, Timothy Edwards, Shelby Finnie, Bahiyah Hibah, Juel D. Lane, Terk Lewis, Mayte Natalio , Sarah Parker, Tre Smith, and Maleek Washington.
As previously announced, the cast will be led by John Legend as Jesus, with Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jason Tam as Peter, Jin Ha as Annas, and Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.
Executive produced by Superstar composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, the David Leveaux-helmed concert will be staged in front of an audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg. Alex Rudzinski, who earned an Emmy for his work on Fox's Grease and an additional nod for NBC's Hairspray, returns to the live musical format as television director.