By Annie Reuter

John Legend will be playing the role of Jesus in NBC’s next live musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Related: John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Announce Second Pregnancy

The singer has been cast in the lead role, which will air live on Easter Sunday, April 1, from the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn, NY.

“I’m thrilled to join the cast of this production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!” Legend says in a statement. “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.”

It was previously revealed that shock rocker Alice Cooper had been cast in the production and will play King Herod. The musical will be directed by five-time Tony British theater director David Leveaux.

More From 98.7 AMP Radio - More Hit Music Every Hour

MusicTown Will Celebrate Detroit's Music And CultureMusicTown will consist of a new broadcast studio, recording studio and performance space, in addition to national and local artist performances inside the intimate City Theatre adjacent to Hockeytown Café.
Kendrick Lamar to Perform at The Palace this JulyTravis Scott and D.R.A.M. will open.

Listen Live