On Easter Sunday Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, airs on NBC at 8pm. Hamilton star and “Power” co-star Brandon Victor Dixon will take on the role of Judas. T2C sat down with the star at a round table discussion.
Dixon finds the heart of Judas about “when you make the message about Jesus, about the man, you lose. Judas loved Jesus and was loved by him. He is human, neither good nor bad. We refuse to see ourselves as a spectrum.”
Dixon started performing in high school in shows like The Music Man, Pirates of Penzance and The Nutcracker. He credits his teacher Mrs. Worth.
He worked with costume designer Paul Tazwell in Hamilton.
“This role is vocally challenging, but I hope to bring out the humanity and sensitivity of Judas, I would like to widen the aperture and shine some light into this character,” states Dixon.
If you’re dying for a preview of the upcoming, Jesus Christ Superstar Live, head over to iTunes and listen to a selection of songs now available to stream through Apple Music. Tracks include: “Overture,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” performed by Sara Bareilles, “Gethsemane” performed by John Legend, and “Superstar” performed by Brandon Victor Dixon. Click here to stream.