Corbin Bleu will join the cast of Godspell as Jesus beginning April 17 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Bleu takes over the role from original star Hunter Parrish, who will play his final performance on April 15.
"I know Corbin Bleu has a special affinity for Godspell, and with his great talent, charisma, and radiant energy, I know he will be terrific in the show," said composer Stephen Schwartz in an official press statement. "I am very much looking forward to working with him and seeing him as our new Jesus."
Bleu made his Broadway debut as Usnavi in In The Heights, but the mop-topped actor and singer is best known for playing Chad Danforth in the High School Musical film series. He also gained attention for the Discovery Kids series Flight 29 Down. His most recent big screen credit was playing the lead in the film Free Style. Bleu has released two solo albums (Another Side and Speed of Light) and appeared on stage in Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight.
Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, Godspell currently stars Parrish as Jesus, Wallace Smith as Judas and Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle.