Jesus Christ Superstar Casting
By Open Air Theatre
As rehearsals start for Jesus Christ Superstar, casting is confirmed.
Joining the previously announced Declan Bennett (Jesus), is Tyrone Huntley as Judas, Anoushka Lucas as Mary Magdelene) and David Thaxton as Pilate.
Tyrone Huntley can currently be seen in The Book of Mormon (BroadwayWorld Award nomination), having previously appeared in Memphis and in our 2014 production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. He appears in Dreamgirls later this year.
Anoushka Lucas is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. She regularly performs at Ronnie Scott’s, won the Jazz FM Love Supreme competition in 2013, and recently collaborated with Ché Walker on The Etienne Sisters (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).
David Thaxton won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Passion (Donmar) and has appeared as Javert in Les Misérables (Queens), Raoul in Love Never Dies (Adelphi) and as Maximillian in Candida (Menier).
Also confirmed are Cavin Cornwall as Caiaphas, Peter Caulfield as Herod, Phil King as Peter, Joel Harper-Jackson as Simon Zealotes and Sean Kingsley as Annas.
Completing the Company are Ashley Andrews, Will Barratt, Billy Cullum, Joshua Dever, Omari Douglas, Simon Hardwick, Raquel Jones, Bobbie Little, Sinead Long, Gloria Obianyo, Joseph Prouse, Charlotte Riby, Cameron Sharp, Barnaby Thompson, Rhys Whitfield, and The Soul Girls will be played by Genesis Lynea, Rosa O’Reilly and Shanay Holmes.
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