10-time Grammy Award winner John Legend will as Jesus Christ in a special event on NBC titled “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, airing on Easter Sunday, April 1.
“We’re all overjoyed to have world-class musical artist and producer John Legend starring as Jesus,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “This score demands a singer with an amazing range and an actor with great depth, and there isn’t anyone better to bring this story to a new audience. His casting is also groundbreaking as the traditional image of Christ will be seen in a new way.”
This special event is executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Legend is a highly accomplished musician, concert performer, songwriter, actor, and music and film producer. He’s also one of the most versatile and talented artists in entertainment today. Legend can’t wait to put on a performance for the viewers.
“I’m thrilled to join the cast of this production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,’” Legend said. “It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance. We’ve already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I’m certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice.”