Saturday, February 28, 2004

Carl Anderson (Judas in Superstar) dies

Thanks to Helenann Hartley for this:

Jesus opera actor Anderson dies
Actor and singer Carl Anderson, best known for playing Judas in the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, has died from leukaemia, aged 58.

An excerpt from the short article:
Anderson featured in both the original Broadway production of the show, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the film version in 1973.

He stepped into the stage version after actor Ben Vereen, who was originally playing Judas, fell ill.

Anderson also performed in revivals of the show in 1992 and 2002.

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