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Florida man playing Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' accused in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

James Beeks (James T. Justis), an actor playing Judas in a production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' was arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

11/24/2021 9:14:00 PM

A Broadway actor currently playing Judas in a traveling production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' was arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, authorities say.

James Beeks (James T. Justis), an actor playing Judas in a production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' was arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Nov. 24, 2021, 2:03 PM UTC/Nov. 24, 2021, 2:57 PM UTCByElisha FieldstadtA Broadway actor currently playing Judas in a traveling production of"Jesus Christ Superstar" was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, authorities said.

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James Beeks, 49, of Orlando, is charged with obstruction of Congress, which is a felony, and unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds, a misdemeanor, according to afrom the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.James Beeks.via FBI

Prosecutors said Beeks is"an affiliate of the Oath Keepers," who joined up with some members of the anti-government organization on Jan. 6 and marched in a"stack" formation that stormed into the Capitol."Beeks was part of a mob of people, including some who attacked law enforcement," the statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office said. headtopics.com

While most of the people in the group wore"camouflage-combat attire," helmets and clothing with Oath Keeper logos and insignia, Beeks was wearing a Michael Jackson “BAD” world tour jacket, and carried a homemade shield, according to an arrest warrant that included photos of Beeks at the Capitol.

Beeks told another suspect that"he had recently joined the Oath Keepers," the arrest warrant said. He paid dues to the far-right organization in late December of last year.Nov. 23, 202103:37Beeks, the warrant said, is performing in a traveling 50th anniversary tour of"Jesus Christ Superstar" under the stage name of James T. Justis. He is playing the part of Judas.

He has also performed on Broadway in"Kinky Boots,""Aida,""Ragtime" and"Smokey Joe’s Cafe," according to his cast bio, which said he is also a published poet who is working on a book called"HisStory."James Beeks.

via FBIProsecutors said he also"regularly performs as a Michael Jackson impersonator" and described himself on his YouTube page as “one of the Top Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the US.”Law enforcement, during their investigation into Beeks, twice"observed him" perform in “Jesus Christ Superstar" earlier this month, the arrest warrant said. headtopics.com

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The show traveled to Milwaukee this week, according to the tour website. Beeks was arrested there Tuesday and made his initial court appearance in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He was released later in the day.It's unclear if Beeks has a lawyer.

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Florida man is black. I thought this was a white supremacist thing. Life, imitating art? He is an actor who plays Judas, not actually Judas. You know that right? Method actor? 👉BREAKING: Will Garland's DOJ criminally charge the ~30 Capitol Police Officers for their direct participation (as PRINCIPALS, aid/abet 18 USC 2) in Jan 6 attempted (failed) Coup D'etat? We saw them directing fellow Insurrectionists into Capitol❓‼️

Hunter Biden agreed to spread Chinese influence in America Judas. That's fitting. 😠 Actors being a part of this is not surprising They are often delusional narcissists who blame the world on their shortfalls. I bet you think this was a clever story. Too bad MSNBC is just a propaganda mouth piece for the communist Left.

Figures - he forgot he was not Jesus on January 6th - someone just jolted his memory There is an odd irony there.

Florida man playing Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' accused in Jan. 6 Capitol riotA Broadway actor currently playing Judas in a traveling production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, authorities said.

Is this TheOnion ? Thanks Florida man- you never stop giving Talk about being type cast. Jan6Insurrection He's lost 😭🤣😂😂🤣😂 Always a Florida man They gotta stop wearing blackface fr. white supremacy!! This is taking method acting too far.

Florida man playing Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' accused in Jan. 6 Capitol riotA Broadway actor currently playing Judas in a traveling production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, authorities said.

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Broadway Actor Charged in Jan. 6 Attack on U.S. CapitolJames Beeks, who plays Judas in the in the traveling show 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' also works as a Michael Jackson impersonator. He was method acting for his next play, January 6th: The Musical. So Judas is a Judas… Trump was on Broadway?

Judas. He is a Jesus Christ. 🤥🤨😐😐😒 Method actor He is a traior, yup, checks out. J accuse… Another terrorist nabbed A little too on the nose Put Jesus in prison then lol

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Fitting. Shmactors🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Definition of irony. Appropriate that he plays Judas. 🤦 Lock him up.

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