It takes a very special performance and performer to move me to tears. And Lee Siegel does just that with his highly acclaimed performance of the “Simon Zealotes” number from Jesus Christ Superstar.
Canada’s Stratford Shakespearean Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar was so successful that the show moved to the streets of ole New York, enjoying a short but successful run on Broadway.
Indeed, it was showcased at this year’s televised Tony Awards, receiving two nominations: Best Revival Of A Musical and Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Musical (Josh Young).
However, the break-out artist from Jesus Christ Superstar is Lee Siegel. The positive and favorable reviews came pouring in when, night after night, he mesmerized the audience with his passionate rendition of the “Simon Zealotes” number.
Watching this number, I am thoroughly amazed at the depth of his vocal artistry. It knows no bounds.
Singers – watch and learn: This is how you take a song to Church. You don’t have to scream your point at the audience. Technique combined with a God-given talent will do all this and more. Lee is a perfect example of this statement.
In the above video, Lee is surrounded with an exceptional group of artists. The background vocalists and instrumentalists are fully immersed in this number and rise to meet Lee’s exceptional artistry.
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