Jesus Christ Superstar - April 01

NBC

 Who's Who 

  • John Legend head shot

    John Legend

    as Jesus

    Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy Award Winner Legend is a highly accomplished musician, concert performer, songwriter, actor, and music and film producer. As one of the most versatile and talented artists in entertainment today, he along with Common in 2015 won the Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy for their song “Glory” from the film Selma, which chronicled the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala. Legend, who has released five studio albums, began his impressive Grammy run in 2006 when he won Best New Artist for his debut release “Get Lifted,” which captured Best R&B Album. As a film producer, Legend worked with Platt on the 2016 film sensation La La Land, in which he also appeared and Platt produced. On Broadway, Legend won a Tony Award earlier this year as a producer of August Wilson’s Jitney, which won for Best Revival of a Play. He has also written songs for the Broadway run of SpongeBob SquarePants.

  • Sara Bareilles head shot

    Sara Bareilles

    as Mary Magdalene

    Acclaimed recording artist, songwriter, Broadway star and six-time Grammy nominee who has described her sound as “piano-based pop soul,” Bareilles has sold more than 9 million singles/downloads and 1 million albums. She has released five studio albums, with 2010’s “Kaleidoscope Heart” reaching #1 on the Billboard charts. Her next album, “The Blessed Unrest,” rose to #2. Her 2007 single “Love Song,” from the album “Little Voice,” is Bareilles’ highest-charting release and reached 4x platinum status. “Brave,” from “The Blessed Unrest,” was a 3x platinum hit. Bareilles wrote the music and lyrics for the current Broadway musical Waitress and was nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for Best Original Score as well as earning a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album. Bareilles has played lead character Jenna Hunterson on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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