JESUS Christ Superstar finalist Jon Moses has taken “a step in the right direction” after signing a deal to headline a Christmas show.
Jon, 28, has signed with Paul Hollman Associates to play the part of Prince Valiant in the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty.
The show will be in the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, from December 7 to January 5.
The former Shotton Hall student, who until recently lived in Haswell, is “over the moon” with his new role in the show.
And he cannot wait to begin his “big adventure” on the stage.
He said: “It is massive for me because it gives me a chance to keep learning and getting better in the field.
“I am sure it will be a fantastic show and hopefully there is a good turnout because I really want to make this a success.”
Jon, who reached the final six on the ITV show that was judged by Andrew Lloyd Webber, signed to become the headlining man.
Now living in Leicester, Jon has not forgotten his roots after TV success on Jesus Christ Superstar and still remembers his “North East family”.
He added: “When you get into a position like this you have to remember where you came from and I am certainly going to do that.
“I really want to go back to the area and see the people who supported me.”
ANDREW Lloyd Webber is indebted to Sunderland talent for the Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour.
Ben Forster, from Millfield, landed the lead role by winning the TV show in front of an audience of millions.
Fellow ex-Thornhill School pupil Michael Pickering, from Barnes, will play Peter.
And former Sunderland High School pupil Adam Hassanien, from Washington, will be understudy for the part of Annas.
They will join a host of stars for the rock opera tour, including former Spice Girl Mel C, musical comedian Tim Minchin and Radio One DJ Chris Moyles.