Ford Center for the Performing Arts, (4/16/2000 - 9/03/2000)

First Preview: Mar 23, 2000
Opening Date: Apr 16, 2000
Closing Date: Sep 03, 2000
Total Previews: 28
Total Performances: 161

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: The last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by SFX Theatrical Group

Produced by The Really Useful Superstar Company, Inc. and Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc.; Produced in association with Terry Allen Kramer

Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Musical Director: Patrick Vaccariello; Music orchestrated by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Gale Edwards; Choreographed by Anthony Van Laast; Assistant Choreographer: Denny Berry

Scenic Design by Peter J. Davison; Costume Design by Roger Kirk; Lighting Design by Mark McCullough; Sound Design by Richard Ryan; Associate Scenic Design: Larry Gruber; Costume Design Associate: Nancy Palmatier; Associate Sound Design: John Gibson

General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: Susan Sampliner

Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Bonnie Panson; Stage Manager: Ira Mont

Conducted by Patrick Vaccariello; Associate Conductor: Jim Laev; Keyboard: Jim Laev, Mark Berman and T.O. Sterrett; Drums: Gary Tillman; Bass: Joe Quigley; Guitar: Doug Quinn and J. McGeehan; Percussion: Howard Joines; Trumpet / Piccolo Trumpet: Bob Millikan and Tino Gagliardi; Trumpet / Flugal Horn: Lorraine Cohen-Moses; French Horn: Larry DiBello and Theresa MacDonnell; Trombone: Charles Gordon and Bob Suttmann; Bass Trombone / Tuba: John Hahn; Flute / Piccolo: Gretchen Pusch; Flute / Clarinet / Tenor Sax: Scott Shachter; Musical Supervisor: Simon Lee; Associate Musical Supervisor: Kristen Allen Blodgette; Musical Coordinator: David Lai

Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates and Tara Rubin; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: The Karpel Group; Press Representative for A. Lloyd Webber & The Really Useful Group: Brown Lloyd James; Dance Captain: Bernard Dotson; Fight Captain: Bernard Dotson

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Opening Night Cast

Glenn Carter
Broadway debut
Jesus of Nazareth
Maya DaysMary Magdalene
Tony Vincent
Replaced Jason Pebworth in previews
Judas Iscariot
(Apr 05, 2000 - Sep 03, 2000)
Kevin GrayPontius Pilate
Rodney HicksPeter
Paul KandelKing Herod
Michael K. LeeSimon Zealotes
Frederick B. OwensCaiaphas
Ray WalkerAnnas
Christian BorleDisciple
Lisa Brescia
Broadway debut
Hank Campbell
Broadway debut
Merle Dandridge
Broadway debut
Soul Girl
Manoel FelcianoApostle
Deidre GoodwinDisciple
Soul Girl
Lana GordonDisciple
Soul Girl
Somer Lee Graham
Broadway debut
J. Todd HowellDisciple
Daniel C. LevineDisciple
Anthony ManoughApostle
Joseph Melendez
Broadway debut
Eric MilleganApostle
Devin RichardsGuard
Michael SeelbachApostle
Alexander Selma
Broadway debut
David St. LouisApostle
Shayna SteeleDisciple
Max von Essen
Broadway debut
Timothy WarmenGuard
Joe Wilson, Jr.
Broadway debut
Andrew WrightDisciple

Swings: Bernard Dotson, Keenah Reid and Adam Simmons

Understudies: Merle Dandridge (Mary Magdalene), Manoel Felciano (Annas, Judas Iscariot), Anthony Manough (Peter, Simon Zealotes), Devin Richards (Caiaphas), Adam Simmons (Annas, King Herod), David St. Louis (Caiaphas), Shayna Steele (Mary Magdalene), Max von Essen (Jesus of Nazareth), Ray Walker (King Herod), Timothy Warmen (Pontius Pilate) and Andrew Wright (Peter)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2000 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee] 

Produced by The Really Useful Superstar Company, Inc. and Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc.; Produced in association with Terry Allen Kramer


music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice

ACT 1 Sung By
Heaven on Their MindsJudas Iscariot
What's the Buzz / Strange Thing, MystifyingJesus of Nazareth, Mary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot and Disciples
Everything's AlrightMary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot, Jesus of Nazareth and Disciples
This Jesus Must DieCaiaphas, Annas, Priests and Disciples
HosannaCaiaphas, Jesus of Nazareth and Disciples
Simon Zealotes / Poor JerusalemSimon Zealotes, Jesus of Nazareth, Disciples and Roman Guards
Pilate's DreamPontius Pilate
The TempleJesus of Nazareth and Profiteers
Everything's Alright (Reprise) Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth
I Don't Know How to Love HimMary Magdalene
Damned for All Time / Blood MoneyJudas Iscariot, Caiaphas, Annas, Priests and The Mob
ACT 2 Sung By
The Last SupperJesus of Nazareth, Judas Iscariot and Apostles
GethsemaneJesus of Nazareth
The ArrestJesus of Nazareth, Judas Iscariot, Peter, Apostles, Caiaphas, Annas, The Mob and Roman Guards
Peter's DenialPeter, Mary Magdalene, Apostles and The Mob
Pilate and ChristPontius Pilate, Jesus of Nazareth, Annas, Mary Magdalene, Apostle, Roman Guards and The Mob
King Herod's SongKing Herod and Court
Could We Start Again, Please?Mary Magdalene, Peter, Simon Zealotes, Disciples and Roman Guards
Judas' DeathJudas Iscariot, Caiaphas, Annas and The Mob
Trial Before PilatePontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Jesus of Nazareth and The Mob
SuperstarJudas Iscariot, Soul Girls, Angels and Paparazzi
CrucifixionJesus of Nazareth and Disciples
John 19:41Jesus of Nazareth and Disciples

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Ford Center for the Performing Arts

(4/16/2000 - 9/3/2000)
Assistant Conductor: Howard Joines.


Luther Creek
Jessica Ferraro
Broadway debut
Soul Girl
Brian Noonan
Jason Pebworth
Judas Iscariot Was replaced in previews
(Mar 23, 2000 - Apr 4, 2000)
Danny Rockett
Ashley Howard Wilkinson
Jason Wooten
Simon Zealotes

Understudies: Joe Paparella (Jesus of Nazareth), Danny Rockett (Jesus of Nazareth, Judas Iscariot), Ashley Howard Wilkinson (Caiaphas).

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