The Resource For Musicals



Jesus Christ Superstar Forum


Reply to topic  [ 45 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
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

Best Judas? Out Of... 
Author Message
Tony Winner
Tony Winner

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:12 am
Posts: 313
Location: US
Post 
^ I've not seen him live, but I can kinda guess as much from the recording. I really like his Judas. Overall I dig that production's recording the most of what I've heard. I know people will balk and say that the concept album's the best, etc. But I just prefer it over all the ones I've heard as a recording as far as sound quality, instrumentation, etc.

Anywho, I would like to hear a Judas on record who can accomplish the same stuff live without injury. Pradon was able to do what he did on record, but there's absolutely no way he could have performed it live consistently. He's a baritone. It just does not work. You can tell Varla would have had some rough spots. We know the problems Vereen and Head faced. This is one of the reasons why I think Adam Lambert would be good [edit: vocally] for the role. He'd be able to do it 8 times a week consistently, it seems.


Last edited by Vichysois on Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:43 am, edited 2 times in total.



Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:13 am
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:26 pm
Posts: 1268
Location: California
Post 
Yes, but I'd rather look at Jerome act it than Lambert. Lambert is just too....give me a word for it....goth-tinkerbell

_________________
"High School Is Such A Serious Thing.
These Problems Matter"

-Family Guy's very sarcastic One Tree Hill bit


Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:12 pm
Profile WWW
Tony Winner
Tony Winner

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:12 am
Posts: 313
Location: US
Post 
I've seen clips of him as Fiyero in Wicked, and he was fairly straightforward in terms of presentation. We shall see.


Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:43 am
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2002 2:48 pm
Posts: 1503
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
Current Obsession: Many
Main Role: Fan
Post 
It's not just screaming, kids. You've got to have passion. Can Adam Lambert scream? Yes. But does he have the passion? No, and that's why he'll never get Judas in the rumored big-budget remake even though he's campaigning for it.

_________________
Originally joined April 18, 2002
1,452 posts on original forum ("Broadway Legend" rank)
Image


Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:03 am
Profile ICQ YIM
Tony Winner
Tony Winner

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:12 am
Posts: 313
Location: US
Post 
Non-confrontationally, on what do you base the claim of no passion?

Also, do you have a favorite for the rumoured role?


Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:14 am
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2002 2:48 pm
Posts: 1503
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
Current Obsession: Many
Main Role: Fan
Post 
My personal favorite for the rumored role would never be cast in a million years, so rather than waste my time on fantasies, I will address your first question with a link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw1fznPBu6U

^ The above is Adam Lambert doing "Heaven on Their Minds." He seems to have enthusiasm for doing the part of Judas and that's great, but really, he's only vocally capable. He's barely passable as an actor in mostly terrible musicals (Wicked notwithstanding), and he doesn't seem to have the full force, to me, to put the role across. The only thing he has going for him at the moment is his prestige as this century's flamboyant high-pitched vocalist (a century ago, it was Freddie Mercury). Will I necessarily complain if he's cast? No. But I'll be very disappointed.

_________________
Originally joined April 18, 2002
1,452 posts on original forum ("Broadway Legend" rank)
Image


Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:34 am
Profile ICQ YIM
Tony Winner
Tony Winner

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:12 am
Posts: 313
Location: US
Post 
I'm less dubious since that performance you reference is out of context from the show itself. Still, your doubts about his acting ability is well-made as exposure to audiences has been almost exclusively as a singer. People forget sometimes that simply having a great voice isn't enough.


Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:42 am
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:26 pm
Posts: 1268
Location: California
Post 
I saw him in Ten Commandments live at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood...didn't like him then, don't like him now. And even though that was a bad musical, Kevin Earley and Lauren Kennedy managed to get through it with my praise. I like Ron Bohmer. Example of a baritone who can barely sing the role of Judas, but gets away with it through fiery passion. Look him up on Youtube.

_________________
"High School Is Such A Serious Thing.
These Problems Matter"

-Family Guy's very sarcastic One Tree Hill bit


Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:47 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:03 pm
Posts: 1299
Location: England
Post Re: Best Judas? Out Of...
Bump.

_________________
Play nice, now.


Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:24 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 45 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.