Alice Cooper Reveals His Dream Cast For 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Alice Cooper is set to play King Herod this weekend in NBC's live production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' which also features John Legend as Jesus and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. While Cooper has enjoyed working with the current cast, he also revealed who would be in his dream cast of the rock opera written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

"It might be interesting to see somebody like [former Skid Row singer] Sebastian Bach [play Peter]," he told Rolling Stone. "He would have that big presence. Ted Nugent would be good, too."

He'd also like to see a fellow shock rocker take on the role of Judas. "If they could get Marilyn Manson to play Judas, that would be good."

And for his own role as King Herod, Cooper would step down and put the late Alan Rickman in his place.

"To prepare for the role, I keep thinking, 'Who's the most cynical character that this could be?' And I keep coming back to Alan Rickman. He would have been the perfect Herod."

But Webber disagrees. Although Cooper has never acted the part onstage, he did record Herod's part for the 1996 version of 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' Webber called Cooper's rendition the "definitive" version of the song. Check it out below.


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