For the “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” coming on Easter 2018 from NBC, American singer and songwriter, John Legend will be playing the role of Jesus Christ.
“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,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “His casting is also groundbreaking as the traditional image of Christ will be seen in a new way.”
The ‘All Of Me’ singer singer said he was thrilled to join the cast. “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.”
He also took to his social media accounts to announce the new development:
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 19, 2017
The father of one has also starred in La La Land, Soul men, and other movies and TV shows.