Tim Minchin to be in Jesus Christ Superstar revival!

Tim Minchin in a revival.  Tee hee!

Anyway, as Jason Thibeault reports, Minchin will be playing the role of Judas (tee hee)!  I’m not going to lie, I’d kill a man in front of his own mother for a video of Tim singing “Heaven On Their Minds.”

Jason is right when he says that it’s hard to imagine anybody coming close to Carl Anderson in the role of Judas, though Tim has the talent to do it.  But who will be the Jesus?  Several great options spring to mind.  How about John Farnham?

Just take a listen to him at 2:25-3:20 to see what this popera tenor is capable of.

Or there’s Steve Balsamo.  A great singer, though not the god-like tenor that Farnham is.  But he’s young and a phenomenal actor (which doesn’t always accompany a great voice :P).  He also wouldn’t even need a wig.

Or, how about ME!!!  I’ve got the range to do it!

We could have an outspoken atheist Judas AND Jesus!!!  And, y’know…I could endure sharing a stage with Tim…

Turns out it’s open competition for the part.

The character of Jesus will be cast via a television talent competition next month, where contestants will compete for the lead role in the musical telling the story of Christ’s final week.

Hrm, I have some vacation time saved up…

Sometimes I miss performing.  Speaking is awesome, but it’s a different beast.  It’s just walking up on stage and being sincere while you talk about things that make sense to you.  Acting, singing, taking on a role and completely putting yourself into someone else’s shoes to tell a story through music is a rush that I very much miss sometimes.  It’s the chance to not be you, and to experience things that soar beyond the normalcy of life (and my life is pretty grand).

Good thing saving the world is so much fun – and I get to do it for a living!  :)

MUSIC & GODLESSNESS: Jaclyn Glenn covers "Take Me To Church."
MORNING HAPPINESS: Don't Wait For Heroes.
MORNING HAPPINESS: Singing the music that speaks to you.
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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • katkinkate

    My ‘God’, has Whispering Jack’s got a voice!!

  • SundogA

    He sure does. I’m actually not sure about Minchin – he’s got a voice, but does he really compare with Jon English in his prime?

  • NotAProphet

    Come over and audition JT! You’d also get to drink real beer in the best city on earth!

    What’s the definition of a Barber Shop Quartet?

    Three men and a tenor! :-P

  • RhubarbTheBear

    Hm. Maybe someone, somewhere, should write a role that’s perfect for you. Just sayin’.

  • sophia

    You have my vote!

  • http://skepticalmath.wordpress.com skepticalmath

    Balsamo has always been my favorite Jesus. But I bet you’d give him a run for his money :-)

  • John Eberhard

    You can do it! Go for it!

    Ummm…..try for Herod.

  • Art Vandelay

    Minchin will also be in Californication next season which is awesome.

    If I had any sort of acting and/or musical talent whatsoever, I always thought King Herod would be a fun role.

  • Greta Christina

    Could our April Fool’s joke have actually been a premonition?

  • bbgunn

    Please, please, PLEASE! Do NOT let it be Michael Bolton.