‘Hamilton’ Star Brandon Victor Dixon To Star As Judas In NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Deadline | 2/22/2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
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Hamilton alum Brandon Victor Dixon is going from 18th century America to biblical times. Two-time Tony nominee Dixon is set to play Judas in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

The live concert, which will fittingly air on April 1 Easter Sunday, will be performed at Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY on April 1 Easter Sunday. The television event has also added a who’s who roster of theater performers including Tony nominees Ben Daniels, who will play Pontius Pilate and Norm Lewis, who is set for the role of Caiaphas. Broadway vet Jason Tam will assume the role of Peter while M. Butterfly star Jin Ha will portray Annas. Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall rounds out the cast as Simon Zealotes. They will join previously announced stars John Legend, who will play the titular Jesus Christ; Sara Bareilles who will play Mary Magdalene; and Alice Cooper who will portray the polarizing King Herod.

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Directed by David Leveaux, the Jesus Christ Superstar creative team that isn’t a stranger to Broadway or live musical performances. The team includes Emmy Award-winning live television director and executive producer Alex Rudzinski (Hairspray Live!, Dancing With the Stars), Emmy- and Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell (The Wiz Live!, Hamilton), Grammy Award-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 is a staged version of the original 1971 Tony Award-nominated rock musical which will...
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