Lin-Manuel Miranda has played important historical figures before, but now he’s taking it one step further as Jesus (pronounced Hay-SOOS), complete with robe and crown of thorns.
The composer-actor is dressed as Jesus as part of an advertising scheme in his guest starring spot on the upcoming musical comedy Vimeo series Bartlett. He also hilariously quotes from the Henry V St. Crispin’s Day Speech and when asked if he’s quoting the Bible, fittingly responds “the actor’s Bible.”
Premiering Jan. 30 on Vimeo, the show follows advertising agency bad boy Roger, portrayed by Miranda’s fellow Freestyle Love Supreme member and In the Heights producer Anthony Veneziale.
Roger Newhouse is having a terrible year — the true success of his agency, Maggie Knowland (Chrissy Mazzeo) has left him for one of his rivals, Sanjay Kahn (Utkarsh Ambu