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Jeff Fenholt

 
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Bio:
Fenholt was an American singer best known for his performance as the title character in the original Broadway theatre adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar. In later years, Fenholt would gain notoriety as a Christian evangelist and singer, as well as controversy over his involvement with the English ... (read complete bio)
 
Jeff Fenholt Headshot

Bio:
Fenholt was an American singer best known for his performance as the title character in the original Broadway theatre adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar. In later years, Fenholt would gain notoriety as a Christian evangelist and singer, as well as controversy over his involvement with the English ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Jesus of Nazareth

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Jesus of Nazareth

Jeff Fenholt Biography

Fenholt was an American singer best known for his performance as the title character in the original Broadway theatre adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar. In later years, Fenholt would gain notoriety as a Christian evangelist and singer, as well as controversy over his involvement with the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Fenholt grew up in Ohio and went to school in Columbus. He was involved with a number of rock bands and performed at various school functions. Fenholt got his first Top 40 hit, ("Billboard Top 100") recording, "Goin' Too Far", with the band The Fifth Order when he was 14. He toured extensively while he was in high school. Fenholt attended Ohio State University for two years on a music scholarship, and later earned his B.A. in music at The School of Bible Theology University in San Jacinto, California.

Fenholt was cast as Jesus in the title role in the Original Broadway Production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Jesus Christ Superstar sold in excess of 12 million albums. Future JCS legends Carl Anderson (singer) and Yvonne Elliman toured alongside Fenholt on the World Premier JCS World Tour as Judas and Mary Magdalene, respectively.






Jeff Fenholt News

VIDEO: The Shows Must Go On! Continues with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: The Shows Must Go On! Continues with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR- Watch Now!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Shows Must Go On! continues this week with Jesus Christ Superstar Live Stage Show starring Tim Minchin, Mel C and Chris Moyles, airing today, April 10 (2pm EST) for 48 hours only.

BWW Flashback: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Takes Bows at the Neil Simon Theatre in 2012 Photo BWW Flashback: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Takes Bows at the Neil Simon Theatre in 2012
by Walter McBride - Apr 10, 2020

Below, we're counting down to the Jesus-filled weekend by taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride. Check out these shots of now Broadway favorites Paul Alexander Nolan, Josh Young and Chilina Kennedy as they make their Broadway debuts in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar!

BWW Flashback: Watch John Legend, Sara Bareilles & Brandon Victor Dixon Get Ready for Photo BWW Flashback: Watch John Legend, Sara Bareilles & Brandon Victor Dixon Get Ready for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 2018
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2020

Everything's alright, because we've got the buzz on what's a happenin' this weekend, and it's Jesus Christ Superstar. 

BWW Flashback: Get Ready for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Weekend with Just Judases Photo BWW Flashback: Get Ready for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Weekend with Just Judases
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 8, 2020

Below, we're counting down to the Jesus-filled weekend with a look back at notable Judases, from Broadway to London and everywhere in between! Which version of 'Heaven on Their Minds' is your favorite?

NBC to Air JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE on April 12 Photo NBC to Air JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE on April 12
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 31, 2020

NBC has announced that it will air Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert starring John Legend and Sara Bareilles on Sunday, April 12!

Original JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Star Jeff Fenholt Passes Away at 68 Photo Original JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Star Jeff Fenholt Passes Away at 68
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Jeff Fenholt passed away yesterday, September 10, at the age of 68. His son, Tristan, wrote on Facebook: 'Yesterday, my dad- Jeff Fenholt- went home to be with the Lord. Like all of us, he was not a perfect man, but he knew the perfect Savior (Jesus), and loved to share the gospel with as many people as possible. His music and ministry literally touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.'

What's the Buzz? JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Takes Home Five Emmys! Photo What's the Buzz? JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Takes Home Five Emmys!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 9, 2018

NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert has won an five Emmys during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Wins Emmy for Outstanding Live Variety Special! Photo JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Wins Emmy for Outstanding Live Variety Special!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 9, 2018

NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert has won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Wins an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Direction, Cameraw Photo JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Wins an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 9, 2018

NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert has won an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Wins Outstanding Sound Mixing Emmy Photo JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Wins Outstanding Sound Mixing Emmy
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 9, 2018

NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert has won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Jeff Fenholt Videos

BWW Flashback: Watch John Legend, Sara Bareilles & Brandon Victor Dixon Get Ready for VideoBWW Flashback: Watch John Legend, Sara Bareilles & Brandon Victor Dixon Get Ready for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 2018
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2020

Everything's alright, because we've got the buzz on what's a happenin' this weekend, and it's Jesus Christ Superstar. 

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Chat the Succe VideoVIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE Chat the Success of the Event on TODAY
by Macon Prickett - Jun 19, 2018

TODAY's Hoda Kotb sat down with John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to talk about their live performance of "Jesus Christ Supertar Live in Concert," which attracted more than 10 million viewers. Webber says he's "never been so proud of 'Superstar' in his life," which Legend calls "the best compliment we could get' on TODAY. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: Watch Sara Bareilles Perform I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM from JESUS CHRIST SU VideoVIDEO: Watch Sara Bareilles Perform I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE's Emmy Campaign Event
by Macon Prickett - May 22, 2018

Sara Bareilles and Andrew Lloyd Webber team up for an intimate performance of 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' from NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Their Side of SUPERSTAR- Sara Bareilles and Brandon Vic VideoBackstage with Richard Ridge: Their Side of SUPERSTAR- Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon Reveal Backstage Secrets from NBC's Hit Broadcast!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 21, 2018

NBC was certainly rejoicing with 'Hallelujahs!' following the live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, when almost ten million viewers tuned in on Easter Sunday. Now, almost three weeks after the momentous night, Judas and Mary reunite!

VIDEO: Watch the Full Broadcast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full Broadcast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert aired last night, April 1, on NBC and you can now stream the full show! Check out the video below to relive the magic!

VIDEO: John Legend Shares the Buzz in Live Sneak Peek from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Reh VideoVIDEO: John Legend Shares the Buzz in Live Sneak Peek from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Rehearsal!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2018

What's the buzz on the Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert set? John Legend has the scoop! Watch below as he gives fans a live sneak peek of 'What's the Buzz?'

VIDEO: Watch Brandon Victor Dixon Perform Title Song from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! VideoVIDEO: Watch Brandon Victor Dixon Perform Title Song from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2018

Judas is in the building! Below, watch as Brandon Victor Dixon, who will play Judas, in NBC's upcoming presentation of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT, performs 'Superstar'!

What's the Buzz? See New Teaser Trailers for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! VideoWhat's the Buzz? See New Teaser Trailers for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2018

Check out the brand new sneak peek promos for NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT below!

VIDEO: Hallelujah! NBC Shares Extended First Look of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN C VideoVIDEO: Hallelujah! NBC Shares Extended First Look of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 21, 2018

VIDEO: NBC Shares New Sneak Peek of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT

BWW TV: Rock Icon Alice Cooper Chats with Richard Ridge About His Upcoming Turn in JE VideoBWW TV: Rock Icon Alice Cooper Chats with Richard Ridge About His Upcoming Turn in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 26, 2018

Alice Cooper, a seminal figure in rock 'n' roll whose compelling stage presence has made him a must see for five decades, has been cast as the flamboyant King Herod in NBC's staged rock concert of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was able to chat with the rock legend about his upcoming role. Watch below to see what Alice had to say about the musical, his upcoming turn as Herod, and what he's doing to prep for the big live show!


Jeff Fenholt Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jeff Fenholt been in?
Jeff Fenholt has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jeff Fenholt been in?
Jeff Fenholt has not appeared in the West End