Michael Lee

Nice article and interview in the Joonang Ilbo today about Korean-American stage actor Michael Lee playing the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar.

The title of the piece is, wait for it… “Korean-American resurrects role of Jesus in ‘Superstar'”

Lee is a veteran of the stage and has been involved with JC Superstar in various roles over the years.

Seeking to entrust the role of Jesus to someone with confidence, the organizer chose veteran Broadway musical actor Michael Lee, 39, who may be the only actor who has performed four of the roles in the musical. He first played Pontius Pilate in high school, then played Simon Zealotes, Judas Iscariot and Jesus Christ on Broadway.

You can check out the rest of the article for yourself here, and hear audio of the performance here. (Here, hear)

I never took much too to the church hymnals forced on me weekly by my parents (aside of “Morning has Broken” –coz Cat re-did it) but used to play my mother’s LP of the Superstar soundtrack quite a bit as a kid and quite enjoyed the title track.  Perhaps because I could utter the word “hell” without upsetting dear ol’ mom.

This was cross-posted on The Marmot’s Hole