“Jésus, de Nazareth à Jérusalem” (Jesus, from Nazareth to Jerusalem) is a major musical that is going to take place in France. The premiere is on October 17 at “Le Palais des Sports de Paris.”
Lebanese artist plays the role of Jesus!
The actor who is going to play the role of Christ is Make Massy, a Lebanese singer who is famous for his passionate way of singing. He sings in Arabic as well as in French. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsgkJtjZtgo The musical has been produced by Pascal Obispo and Christophe Barratier. They chose Mike Massy to play the role of Jesus mainly because he is a talented singer and actor, and also because he has a Middle Eastern look. https://www.facebook.com/MIKEMASSYofficialpage/photos/a.391125264233487.98616.126773410668675/1695768357102498/?type=3&theater Since the role of the Christ is one of the most challenging characters to play, Massy spent a year and a half studying the character by observing orthodox icons and learning the facial expressions of Jesus. Also, he attentively read the Bible. The play is about the last three years of the life of Jesus. The point of the musical is to spread the message of love and forgiveness. So, people from different religious backgrounds are invited to watch the musical since the message is universal. The play is going to take place in many venues in France from October 17, 2017, until April 21, 2018. In fact, Mike Massy’s real name is Michael Al Masih, and he got the role at the age of 33. Is that a coincidence?