March 06, 2019

What’s the buzz? Check out the cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!

This April, rock out with Lyric and the newly announced all-star cast of Jesus Christ Superstar! The highly-anticipated North American debut of the acclaimed London production will hit the stage of the Lyric Opera House April 27 - May 20, and you won’t want to miss the chance to experience the revolutionary musical that became one of the greatest successes in Broadway history. 

Last month, the Chicago cast for this Olivier Award-winning production was announced, and it includes a GRAMMY-nominated artist, indie rock musicians, a London West End favorite, and more. 

For information and to purchase tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar, click visit or call 312.827.5600. As a bonus, through Lyric’s NEXT program, students can snag seats located directly in front of the stage over the orchestra pit to provide a prime, front-row view for just $20 (offer available by phone only).

Keep reading to learn more about this incredible cast and creative team headed to the Windy City!

The cast includes: Broadway artist Heath Saunders as Jesus; three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated soul singer Ryan Shaw as Judas; tUnE-yArDs tour vocalist Jo Lampert as Mary Magdalene; Broadway and Postmodern Jukebox crooners Michael Cunio as Pilate and Mykal Kilgore as Simon Zealotes; Diane Coffee frontman Shaun Fleming as Herod; Chicago-based Broadway artist Joseph Anthony Byrd as Annas; West End favorite Cavin Cornwall as Caiaphas, and Chicago-based artist Andrew Mueller as Peter.

Three-time Olivier Award winner Timothy Sheader directs the North American premiere of his acclaimed 2016 production from Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre in London. Sheader will be joined in Chicago by the original creative team, including music director Tom Deering, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie, Tony Award-nominated set & costume designer Tom Scutt, and Olivier Award-nominated lighting designer Lee Curran. The Chicago production will also feature members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Lyric premiere of Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar generously made possible by

Lead sponsor

The Negaunee Foundation


Anonymous Donor

Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes

Major in-kind audio support provided by

Lyric Opera of Chicago wishes to thank the Broadway at Lyric preferred housing provider, Corporate Suites Network.



Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber     Lyrics by Tim Rice
In Association with The Really Useful Group Limited
Production by The Regent's Park Theatre London

Photo: David Jensen/Regent's Park Open Air Theatre