Michelle Williams is no stranger to the stage. Since going solo the former Destiny’s Child singer has made theatrical appearance in Chicago, Fela and The Color Purple and now she’s announced a new lead role in the upcoming 50-date North American tour of the popular Jesus Christ Superstar rock musical.
Williams made the big announcement yesterday during an appearance on Good Morning America with her co-star Brandon Boyd.
“Blessed to stand in the company of Academy, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy Award winning writers and composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice," Williams wrote on her Instagram feed. "Their credits combined include...Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King, AIDA, Phantom of the Opera, and Cats!”
The tour, which producers are calling a complete reinvention, will kick off on June 9th in New Orleans.
Watch Williams and Boyd rock a performance of the song “Jesus Christ Superstar” on the show below.