Seal Tapped To Play Pontius Pilate in “The Passion” Musical – Get the Scoop!

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Another casting announcement has been made for The Passion!

Shared this afternoon (February 4), GRAMMY award-winning recording artist and singer/songwriter Seal has tapped to play Pontius Pilate in thetwo-hour epic musical event.Seal joins previously announced host and narrator Tyler Perry, and cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (the disciple Peter) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, the mother of Jesus).

The Passion, written by Peter Barsocchini (High School Musical), tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christs life on earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of contemporary popular music, sung by the cast, and arranged specifically for this event by executive producer and hit music producer Adam Anders (Glee, Rock of Ages).

Set in modern day, the event will follow the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected.

The event will unfold live at some of New Orleans most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of a thousand people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Mercedes Benz Superdome to the live stage at Woldenberg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The PassionairsLIVE from New Orleans onPalmSunday, March 20(8:00-10:00 PM ETlive/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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