Stars react to John Legend’s role in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!’

By: Meaghan Wray

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen ’s relationship is the gift that keeps on giving, and gave it did when the musician took to the stage on Sunday (April 1) as the star of NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Naturally, Chrissy was cheering on her hubby from the Twitter sidelines while he brought the house down – but other Hollywood stars were equally floored by his performance.

For the Easter Sunday special, the “All of Me” singer starred as the man of the hour alongside singer Sara Bareilles , who played Mary Magdalene, and rock ‘n roll star Alice Cooper as King Herod. Leading up to one of his biggest songs of the night, “Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say),” the expecting mother of one revealed that John was pretty nervous for the number, writing, “He won’t say it but I know he was nervous for that song. So good!!” She also took a moment to give a nod to Sara, who “makes singing seem so easy.”

And while the jaw-dropping performance airing live from the Marcy Armory in New York continued, other stars like Zach Braff and Debra Messing took a moment to sing the praises of the Grammy winner. Zach gave a shout out to the stunning design work, while the Will & Grace actress gushed over the entire show. Actor and singer Ben Platt had an important question for the show, too. “How does @SaraBareilles’s voice happen?” Good question!

The rock opera, which first debuted in 1971, received a wild standing ovation when the father of one jogged back on stage for his final bow. And the ovations didn’t stop in the theatre – people all over the globe were tweeting about the show, with fan Sam Brown gushing, “By far the best televised live event I’ve witness” and Diana Butler Bass writing, “The may well be the most amazing televised portrayal of a spiritual experience ever. We are literally soaked in tears.”

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