Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which aired live on NBC last Easter, just earned a record-breaking number of Emmy nominations for a live TV musical with 13, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for John Legend (Jesus Christ), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas), and Outstanding Variety Special (Live).
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber took to Twitter to commemorate the feat:
2/2 I am extremely moved that the show continues to touch audiences nearly 50 years after it was written.” – ALW
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) July 12, 2018
You can relive some of their performances below.
— Jesus Christ Superstar (@JCSTheMusical) April 2, 2018
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, and Dear Evan Hansen’s Pasek and Paul were nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for ‘A Christmas Story Live!’
You can find the complete list of Emmy nominations HERE.