Kenny Watson, an accomplished musician who has toured nationally and internationally, has vocal versatility that spans across the genres of R&B, jazz, alternative, classical, and hip-hop. He is engaged in social activism with his music as the co-music director and headline performer with AfroFlow, a cancer awareness initiatives with the American Cancer Society. This is Kenny’s fifth year playing role of “Jesus.”
(PETER, SOLDIER 2, PRIEST 2)
Originally from the Metro-Detroit area, he feels honored to be a part of something bringing such amazing art throughout the Detroit area. Most recently: ‘Les Miserables’ (Marius), ‘Life Could Be a Dream’ (Wally), and a vocalist with Celebrity Cruises Inc. Much love and great thanks to his wonderful family, friends, God, Nieto Productions, and the incredible team of Cross & Light!
Ashley currently resides and performs throughout New York City, but is proud to originally be from Michigan. Her favorite roles include Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde” at the Detroit Actors Theatre Company for which she was the recipient of the DATCY Award for Best Actress in a musical, and Marta in “Company,” for which she was an Irene Ryan semi-finalist at KCACTF.
(THE BLESSED MOTHER)
Born and raised in Michigan, Nancy moved to NYC where she started her professional theatre career. She began as the lead singer for Holland America cruise lines, later joined the national tours of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Shout! The Mod Musical,” and finally was crowned Miss USO in 2008 where she toured nationally performing for our troops and veterans. She recently moved back to the state she never stopped calling home where she has since joined several local theaters playing Amalia in “She Loves Me,” Emma in “Jekyll and Hyde,” and Cosette in “Les Miserables.” She is thrilled to join the cast of “The Cross and the Light” where her faith will be the inspiration behind the music.
(PONTIUS PILATE, SINGING SOLDIER & THOMAS)
Bradley is a graduate of Oakland University, where he studied musical theater and business and administration. Prior roles in his 27 year career include Marius in “Les Miserables” and “Joseph” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He and his wife are excited to make their debut this summer in the greatest role they can imagine: mommy and daddy.
This Detroit native actor, singer-songwriter, was last seen onstage performing at the Apollo theatre for their legendary “Amateur Night” in New York City. She is currently working on her debut album while touring the country and performing theatrically. She thanks God for His relentless blessings and for her Cross & Light family.
(JUDAS, THE HIGH PRIEST & THOMAS)
With always having a desire to reach people through song, and on stage. Kevin has made it his mission to impact every life that comes in contact with his gift. From an early age, until now, Kevin has served many national artists and has now branched out to walk in his true calling and identity. With the release of one EP “Yes” and three singles it is safe to say Kevin has found his lane and is letting God had him down the path designed for him.
A FEW NOTES ABOUT THE ROLES
- The Cross & Light Tour has 7 singers who play all 12 character roles.
- Each singer plays multiple roles except for the role of “Jesus” and “The Blessed Mother.”
- Are there costume changes? Yes! There is one costume change to emphasize the character transformations after Jesus ascends and the Holy Spirit descends on them in the Upper Room.
- So which character sings which songs? Click below to view the Scene List.