Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus’ disciple and friend Judas Iscariot, who ultimately betrays him to the Romans for 30 pieces of silver.
Jesus Christ Superstar is Young’s Broadway debut. He has appeared in The Grapes of Wrath, Evita and Kiss Me, Kate at Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where the revival of Superstar originated. He has also appeared in a national tour of Les Miserables and an international tour of West Side Story.
Other Honors for this Role:
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut
This is Young’s first Tony nomination.
Young, who grew up in a conservative Jewish household in Pennsylvania, had no familiarity with the New Testament until he was an adult.
“Tonight at curtain call I ended up in a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber sandwich. It was awesome.” —Young in an opening night interview with Broadway.com, 3/22/12