Actor, director, and playwright Lee Siegel, who made his Broadway debut as Simon Zealotes in Des McAnuff's recently closed revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar," has created a slideshow chronicling the production's first few months in New York City; the photo set – his gift to the cast – includes rehearsal sessions; meet and greet with the press; intimate concert for fans at "The Crypt" at the Church of the Intercession; and Broadway previews, among others. See the slideshow below!
Siegel, who was born in Buffalo, New York but raised in Ontario, Canada, has extensive theater credits: "Les Miserables" (Jean Valjean), "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Judas), "Cats" (Old Deuteronomy), "Miss Saigon (John), and Canadian touring productions of "Dreamgirls," "Smokey Joe's Café," "Man of La Mancha," "West Side Story," "Five Guys Named Moe," and "Seussical." He also writes original musicals.
Following the critically-acclaimed runs at Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, and Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, "Jesus Christ Superstar," starring Paul Nolan (Jesus), Chilina Kennedy (Mary Magdelene), Josh Young (Judas), and Siegel took its final bow on Sunday, July 1. The rock musical, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, which garnered Tony nominations for Young (Best Featured Actor in a Musical) and for the entire production (Best Revival of a Musical), played 116 regular performances and 24 preview performances.