Brandon Victor Dixon Cast as Judas in NBC's Live Jesus Christ Superstar
Norm Lewis, Jin Ha, and more round out the cast of the TV production.
NBC has completed the cast for its live presentation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, set to air on Easter Sunday, April 1, from the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn, NY.
Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton, Shuffle Along) takes on the role of Judas opposite previously announced stars John Legend (Jesus), Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), and Alice Cooper (King Herod). Also joining the cast are Tony nominee Ben Daniels (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Once on This Island) as Caiaphas, Jason Tam (If/Then) as Peter, Jin Ha (M. Butterfly) as Annas, and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.
The creative features Emmy Award-winning live television director and executive producer Alex Rudzinski (Hairspray Live!), Emmy- and Tony-winning costumer designer Paul Tazewell (Hamilton), Grammy-winning music producer Harvey Mason Jr. (The Wiz Live!), musical director Nigel Wright (Jesus Christ Superstar world arena tour), production designer Jason Ardizzone-West (Adele Live in NYC), and choreographer Camille A. Brown (Once on This Island).
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, a staged version of the original rock musical, will be executive-produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and Alex Rudzinski. The production will be helmed by British theater director David Leveaux.