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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ actor accused of joining Oath Keepers in breach of the Capitol

Beeks’ acting resume lists roles in the Broadway versions of “Kinky Boots”, “Aida” and “Ragtime.”

Investigators could not initially identify Beeks. He was dressed differently from his Oath Keeper counterparts and completely covered his face with a gaiter during the attack. But with the help of another defendant in the case, described only as “Defendant 4” and an image of Beeks wearing a jacket emblazoned with the word “Bad,” investigators identified him as the most likely suspect. Cell phone data suggests Florida resident Beeks was near the Capitol during the siege.

“The police were also able to corroborate Beeks’ possession of the black jacket which appears to correspond to the one he was seen wearing on January 6, 2021,” investigators added. “The jacket appears to be from Michael Jackson’s BAD World Tour, which began in 1987.”

“Beeks has an additional connection to Michael Jackson: According to his LinkedIn profile and his YouTube page, Beeks regularly plays the role of a Michael Jackson impersonator,” the FBI noted.

Investigators also confirmed Beeks’ identity through the position of his right ear in a photograph of the Oath Keepers on Capitol Hill.

“Although law enforcement could not locate a photo or video of Beeks on Capitol Hill with his entire face visible (due to his helmet and gaiter), law enforcement was able to a comparison based on his visible ear, “the FBI wrote. officer in charge of the case, whose name is redacted. “Specifically, a photograph of Beeks ‘right ear while at the Capitol looks similar to Beeks’ right ear, as seen in a video of Beeks on the Beeks YouTube page.”

It’s unclear whether Beeks will be connected to the larger plot case or billed separately. The officer handling his case said Beeks could face charges of obstruction and trespassing in a restricted building.

According to “Defendant 4,” Beeks approached the group of Oath Keepers on January 6 and said he had just joined and followed the social media posts of one of the group’s leaders in Florida, Kelly Meggs. He carried a shield with him that he told his associates was bulletproof.

The FBI confirmed that Beeks paid dues to the Oath Keepers on December 21, 2020. Using bank records and other “legal procedures,” investigators also showed that Beeks made a cash withdrawal in Virginia. from the North on January 5. He also paid for hotels. in Georgia on Jan. 5 and in North Carolina on Jan. 7, “in accordance with the round trip from Orlando, Florida to Washington, DC,” authorities said. And car rental records obtained from Avis show that he rented a vehicle in Florida and drove nearly 2,500 miles there, more than enough to make the round trip from Florida.

The FBI said Beeks changed his phone number the day after a first charge against members of the Oath Keepers in February. They observed Beeks at the airport on November 15, traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando.

“Given that the next production of Jesus Christ Superstar begins on November 23, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” the agent wrote, “law enforcement believes Beeks will likely fly from Orlando to Milwaukee in the next few days.” .

In an October interview with Equality365, Beeks was asked if the current civil unrest adds nuance to the way he played the role of Judas.

“I don’t consider Judas to be a bad guy. I think he’s a hero, ”Beeks replied. “I am honored to be the archetype of Judas and to give him a voice. Myself, being a person of color, I cherish that. I think we were told that we had to question society. I want people to look at Judas in a different light and from different perspectives. He wasn’t a bad guy and only did what he had to do.

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