Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Gad & More Celebs React to 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

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Sara Bareilles as Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar Live!

NBC viewers tuned in Easter Sunday (April 1) for a thrilling performance of Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert. The star-studded ensemble featured John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary and Alice Cooper as King Herod for a resurrection of the rock opera, originally composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1970. 

With such high anticipation absolved by a stellar two-hour broadcast, celebrities gave abounding praise after watching the musical -- well, except for Frozen actor Josh Gad, who faced complications while abroad and resulted to European pastries in remorse.

Chrissy Teigen was expectedly heart-eyed for her hubby's Jesus portrayal. While she did live tweet the entire show, this clip of Legend warmed our hearts the most. Cue the awww​s.


Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarah Silverman, Leslie Odom, Jr. and even Chelsea Clinton all gave their stamps of approval via Twitter post-broadcast. Here's just a few of the best celebrity reactions to Jesus Christ Superstar Live: