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Best Judas? Out Of... 

Who's the best Judas?
Carl Anderson 65%  65%  [ 26 ]
Zubin Varla 15%  15%  [ 6 ]
Murray Head 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
Jerome Pradon 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
Lawrence Clayton 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 40

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Only based on recordings, I find Jerome Pardon the best. I find him as the best actor. I have not seen any of the Judas' except Carl Anderson from the movie and Jerome Pardon from the new video recording. Zubin Varla is just a guy who tries to sing cool, Carl Anderson is okay, but he doesn't move me like Jerome Pardon does. Murray Head has emotions, but not as much as Anderson and Pardon.

Conclusion, I prefer Pardon, with Anderson as a close second.


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you people are nuts.. vereen..singer,actor,dancer.,.full of emotion.

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Vereen did one production. Anderson did many more than he. It may be true that Vereen was great, but his understudy was the one most seen, and he too did a hell of a job.

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Salome wrote:
you people are nuts.. vereen..singer,actor,dancer.,.full of emotion.


Are there any recordings where he plays Judas? I would really like to hear him.


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Anderson. I can barely imagine Judas as white after him. Although I know he had red hair. But still. Anderson is awesome and he needs a hug.

I'd also love to hear a whole recording with Serkan Kaya. I only saw some youtube fragments, and he sounds amazing. Sensitive, passionate and tormented. Plus I'm in love with the dude since Elisabeth.

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Jay Laga'aia!
I've only really heard the NZ Cast recording from 94 (My Parents went to see it about 8 months before I was born).
Links to other performances would be appreciated.


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High-baritonne wrote:
Salome wrote:
you people are nuts.. vereen..singer,actor,dancer.,.full of emotion.


Are there any recordings where he plays Judas? I would really like to hear him.


Buy the Original Broadway Cast recording. That's Vereen as Judas.

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I just find Vereen to have a more distinctive and expressive voice than Anderson.

Also, Corey Glover is lousy. I hatehateHATED his performance.


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I was very impressed with Glover when I saw him last year in Toronto.

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I saw him last year in the Farewell Tour, in San Diego.

I couldn't stand the production. The only people in it I liked were Annas and Simon.


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Personly, I don't like Anderson as much as Zublin Varla, he was awesome.

However, Tony Vincent (even though not on the poll) has to be the best Judas of all time!


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Zubin is my fav :-), but not live...live he's kinda like Murray Head live.

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