PAUL LOUIS LESSARD (Ensemble, Herod). National Tour debut! Raised Okemos, Michigan listening to his parents’ original Brown Album vinyl. Trained Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Michigan BFA, London Dramatic Academy. Lincoln Center: I Am Harvey Milk. NYC: NYMF individual award winner. Love and thanks to family, friends, mentors, teachers. For LGBTQIA+ youth everywhere. XO, PL2.
GARFIELD HAMMONDS (Ensemble, Baritone Priest, Peter Accuser u/s Jesus, u/s Pilate). Broadway/National Tours: Motown: The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate. Select favorites: PostModern Jukebox, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Big River, Smokey Joe’s Café. Opera: Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition (Regional Winner) and several operas. TV/Film: “The Good Wife”, “Annie”. Instagram: @garfield.hammonds follow the journey!
QUIANA HOLMES (Ensemble, Soul Singer) is ecstatic to be joining the cast of JCS! Credits: Motown: The Musical (Nat’l Tour), Festival of the Lion King (Kibibi), The Wiz (Dorothy), Dreamgirls (Deena), RENT (Mimi), and originated “Bess Houdini” in d’ILLUSION: The Houdini Musical. Love to Mom, Dad in Heaven, GBM and family/friends! Socials: @bonitaquiana
DARRELL T. JOE (Ensemble, Bass Priest, u/s Caiaphas) is so grateful to be a part of this iconic show!
Favorite roles: Paul (Kiss Me, Kate), Bobby (A Chorus Line), Fred (Smokey Joe’s Cafe).
National Tour: Damn Yankees.
Off-Broadway: The Time Machine. Regional: A Christmas Carol (Denver Center), 42nd Street (Bucks County), Holiday Inn (Goodspeed, The Muny). www.darrelltjoe.com
SHEILA JONES (Ensemble, u/s Soul Singer) is a Florida native who is grateful to be a part of this production and cast. Her favorite credits include Oklahoma! (Denver Center), Dreamgirls (TUTS), Swing! (NCL), Ragtime (Sarah), and Once On This Island (Ti Moune). Shout out to her family and friends! @jo.sheila
JACOB LACOPO (Ensemble, u/s Herod, u/s Caiaphas). Just happy to be here! Previous: Kinky Boots, Young Frankenstein, B&TB, WSS, Spamalot – MUNY; Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka) – Maltz; Legally Blonde (Carlos) – NCL; Seven Brides (Gideon), Grease (Doody) – LTOTS; ACL (Mike), Sound of Music (Rolf) – McLeod; Proud Webster Conservatory graduate (2013). Endless gratitude! RYT @JacobLacopo
DANNY McHUGH (Swing, u/s Herod, u/s Peter). GRATEFUL to be part of this company. Nat’l Tour: Rock of Ages (Drew), White Christmas (Jimmy). Off-Broadway: Blue Man Group. Regional: Floyd Collins (Floyd), Singin’ in the Rain (Don), Radio City Christmas Spectacular and several cruise ships as a singer/dancer. Love to my family, friends, and Jess!
Jenny is thrilled to be a part of JCS!
Broadway: The Color Purple (Young Celie).
Other Credits: GRACE as Ruthie (Humana Festival), Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road, Hunchback as Esmeralda (CCM), associate choreographer/dancer in Tituss Burgess’ video “45”.
Love and gratitude to my family, friends, CCM, and Henderson Hogan Agency.
SARAH PARKER (Ensemble, Mob Leader). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (2015 Revival). Dance: Camille A. Brown and Dancers. TV: “Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE” on NBC, “Mozart in the Jungle”, “Harlem”, “Modern Love”, “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, “Late Night with Stephen Colbert”, the Tony Awards. Movement creator, improvisation teacher, and writer. @sfp9589
ERICK PATRICK (Ensemble, u/s Simon). Check out Erick D Patrick’s music available on all music streaming platforms under his artist name “Donelle.”
SANDYREDD (Ensemble, Soul Singer, Peter Accuser). Singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and Chicago native. She recently shocked on NBC’s “The Voice”. Awards: Leading Lady of Success (iHeart Radio) Chicago Music Awards R&B Entertainer of the Year (nominee) & winner of the Chicago Music Awards Best Female Vocalist. Founder of Mama’s Birds Performing Arts Youth. Follow @SandyReddMusic. sandyredd.com
COURTNEY ARANGO (Swing, Dance Captain) is thrilled to be touring with JCS! Recent credits include Milwaukee Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Seattle Rep, and The MUNY. Many thanks to Avalon Artists Group, Wojcik Seay Casting, and her loved ones for their relentless support. Connect with her at courtneyarango.com or on IG @courtney_arango
COOPER STANTON (Swing) is a multi- disciplinary performer hailing from Massachusetts. His artistic pursuits are driven by a strong desire to uplift and unite through shared experiences and the celebration of love! MUNY: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Paint Your Wagon, Cinderella. TUTS: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Graduate of The National Circus School, Montreal.
WESLEY J. BARNES (Ensemble, u/s Annas, u/s Simon). LA Native – NYC Transplant. CUI Alum. Select Credits: Newsies, Choir Boy, The Scottsboro Boys, Sophisticated Ladies, 42nd Street, In the Heights, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!. Dedicated to filling the world with as much Black Boy Joy as possible. Love and light! Jer. 29:11 www.wesleyjbarnes.com Insta: @wesjbarnes
LYDIA RUTH DAWSON (Swing) is THRILLED to be sharing the story of Jesus Christ Superstar far and wide! A Michigan native and Hope College Alum, she now resides in Boston. Favorite credits include: West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, RENT, Oklahoma!, and The Joffrey Ballet. To Eric, my light, my love! @lydiaruthdawson
DEREK FERGUSON (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain, Fight Captain). Kansas City native! Theatre: Wonderland (Broadway), We Will Rock You (Vegas), BAZ (Scott Hastings), Boogie Nights (Dirk Diggler). Film: No Strings Attached (Benji). T.V.: “The Marvelous Ms. Maisel”, “The Tick”, “Trueblood”, “SMASH”. Derek has backup danced for Ne-Yo, Miley Cyrus, Paula Abdul, Jordin Sparks, The Pussycat Dolls and Betty White!
BRIAN GOLUB (Ensemble, Tenor Priest, Peter Accuser, u/s Annas, u/s Pilate, u/s Peter). Film: When In Rome. Tours: School of Rock, Joseph… Dreamcoat, Jekyll & Hyde (S. Korea). Recording: Hair (Grammy nominated). Carbonell Award Winner – Best Actor (Memphis), Best Supporting nominee (Fiddler, Full Monty). BrianGolub.com. Owner: UncleBrianWellness.com for yoga, reiki, bodywork, death doula. MANY Thanks: WSC, WLP, & my amazing family! Namaste Y’all. @Brigolub
BRITTANY ROSE HAMMOND (Ensemble, u/s Soul Singer, u/s Mob Leader, u/s Peter Accuser). Off-Broadway: Me and My Girl (Encores!). National Tour: HAIR (Revival). Regional favorites include Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain (SDMT, Engeman Theater) and Sally Smith in Me and My Girl (Forestburgh Playhouse). Passionate dance teacher/ choreographer. Big thanks to wife Gretchen Dawson and RKS Management! BrittanyRoseHammond.com
AARON LaVIGNE (Jesus) is an actor-singer- songwriter originally from Cincinnati & based in NYC. He is honored to be playing the iconic role of Jesus in the 50th Anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar! Follow him on Instagram: @aaron_lavinay.
Theater Highlights: Broadway: Spider-Man. Off-Broadway: RENT. National Tour: RENT. Regional & Concerts: tick,tick…BOOM!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Civil War. Aaron writes, performs, & tours his original music & is available on all major streaming platforms. B.F.A. Northern Kentucky University. www.aaronlavigne.com
JENNA RUBAII (Mary) originated the role of “Joelle” in the original Broadway cast of Groundhog Day. Recent theatre credits include Aida (Amneris) at John W. Engeman Theater, International/Nat’l Tour of American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), the International Tour of Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie Mangano). @jrubaii www.jennarubaii.com
ALVIN CRAWFORD (Caiaphas). Broadway: The Lion King, Lost In The Stars, Candide, Miss Saigon, The Buddy Holly Story. Regional credits include: A Raisin In the Sun at Westport Country Playhouse, The Odyssey at The Old Globe. National Tours: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Crown), Martin Guerre. Film/TV: “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Nurse Jackie”, “And So It Goes”, “It Runs in the Family”, “Clarence”, “Pray For Me Paul Henderson”, PBS Live productions of Show Boat and South Pacific.
TOMMY SHERLOCK (Pilate) is an actor/singer originally from Liverpool, England. He journeyed “across the pond” to become a Las Vegas headliner in the hit show, Tenors of Rock, prior to joining the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. Theatre credits: West End – Wicked, Matilda and Footloose. National/ International tours – Mamma Mia!, Fame, The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof and Hair. Original Cast recording – “From Up Here”. Television – “League of Gentlemen” (BBC).
TYCE GREEN (Annas) has opened and toured with bands Heart, Air Supply, and Berlin. His album, HERO, is written and produced by Jim Steinman (available on Spotify). In 2018, he was featured on “American Idol” on ABC. Fav theatre credits: Rock of Ages (Franz), Altar Boyz (Mark), Hands on a Hardbody (Chris), Spring Awakening (Moritz). Tyce is also a runway model and can currently be seen on “Project Runway” on Bravo. Instagram: @tyce. tyceofficial.com
ERIC A. LEWIS (Ensemble, Simon, u/s Judas) is glad to be with the cast of JCS. Credits: off- Broadway hit Spamilton, Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls at Porchlight Music Theatre, (Jeff Award); Five Guys Named Moe at Court Theater. Eric would like to thank God, and his family for their continued love and support for which he is immensely grateful.
TOMMY McDOWELL (Ensemble, Peter). National Tours: American Idiot (First National, Swing), Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret (Max, Herman, u/s Cliff); Regional: Urinetown (Bobby Strong), Hairspray (Link Larkin), The Who’s TOMMY (Tommy), Jersey Boys (Nick Massi), Grey Gardens (Joe Kennedy, Jr./Jerry), Once (Eamon). All love and thanks to my family + my sweet Caroline. www.tommymcdowell.com