50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar Is Searching for Its Title Player | Playbill

National Tour News 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar Is Searching for Its Title Player The tour of the Olivier Award-winning production, which premiered at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, launches in October in Texas.
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Cast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago production Todd Rosenberg

Producers will hold open casting calls in several cities around the country for the upcoming North American tour of Timothy Sheader’s Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The 50th anniversary tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera is scheduled to launch October 8 at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Texas.

Wojcik/Seay Casting will host calls in Orlando, Florida (April 20) followed by New Orleans, Louisiana (April 27), Atlanta, Georgia (April 29), Dallas, Texas (May 6), and Los Angeles, California (May 10). Click here for additional information about the casting calls.

“Following in the footsteps of great rock musicians like Ian Gillan, Ted Neeley and Steve Balsamo, we are looking for the next singer to take on and transform the role of Jesus,” says producer Stephen Gabriel.

The production, choreographed by Drew McOnie, premiered in London at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2016. It went on to win the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and returned to the venue the following year.

The staging made its North American premiere in April 2018 at Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Heath Saunders as Jesus, Ryan Shaw as Judas, and Jo Lampert as Mary Magdalene.

Rounding out the creative team are set and costume designer Tom Scutt, lighting designer Lee Curran, and music supervisor Tom Deering.


Casting for the tour, which will play over 30 cities, will be announced at a later date.

Click here for the current tour itinerary.

First Look at Heath Saunders, Ryan Shaw, and Jo Lampert in Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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