AlternativeCharacterInterpretation can apply to just about any of these characters and YMMV highly. There's a reason why this play was extremely controversial when it came out. All interpretations are welcome but treat others' interpretations with the respect you'd want them to give yours.

* AlasPoorVillain
* AntiVillain
* ApologeticAttacker
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Depending on how you interpret his character, his being played by a balding young man who hasn't shaved recently in the 2000 version either subverts or plays it straight.
** Tim Minchin in the 2012 tour makes a pretty convincing case for Judas being good.
* BSODSong
* DoomedByCanon
* DrivenToSuicide
* EvilCostumeSwitch: 2000 film. After betraying Jesus to the Pharisees, Judas takes off his jacket to show off his black shirt, and when he commits suicide, he now wears red.
* JerkassFacade
* KnightInSourArmor
* TheLancer
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NecessarilyEvil
* SourSupporter
* SupportingProtagonist
* TearsOfRemorse
* UnwittingPawn

* {{Bishonen}}: Particularly Glenn Carter's Jesus.
* BornInTheWrongCentury
-->''If you'd come today you would have reached the whole nation / Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication''
* BreakTheCutie
* CelibateHero: Well, unless the production goes ''that'' direction with his relationship with Mary Magdalene...
* DoomedByCanon
* GroupieBrigade
* HeroicSacrifice
* HurtingHero
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* JesusWasCrazy: According to Pilate and Judas.
* JesusWasWayCool: According to Mary Magdalene, Simon and Caiaphas.
* LightIsGood
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* UnwittingPawn
* WellIntentionedExtremist: At least from Judas and the Council's point of view

!!Simon Zealotes
* AngryBlackMan: In the original film.
* {{Bishonen}}: In the 2000 film.
* LaResistance
* PoisonousFriend
* WellIntentionedExtremist

* AngryBlackMan: Peter gets a bit of this in the 2000 film.
* KarmaHoudini: Judas: Betray Christ once, suicide and eternal damnation. Peter: Deny Christ three times, become the first pope.
** YMMV, as he also was the only of the Apostles to follow after Jesus, even when he told them to make a break for it.

!!Mary Magdalene
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
-->'''Mary:''' "[[LampshadedDoubleEntendre And I've had so many men before, in very many ways]], he's (Jesus) just one more."
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: She's the holiest of ho's, alright.

* BassoProfundo
* TheChessmaster
* EvilSoundsDeep: He's the only bass in the show, and one of the few in all of music theater.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo

* BaldOfEvil: In the 2000 film.
* TheDragon: To Caiaphas.
* SmugSnake

!!Pontius Pilate
* ChewingTheScenery: Fred Johanson takes this to [[ epic proportions]] in the 2000 film.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome
* LargeHam[=/=]PunctuatedForEmphasis: "What? Doooooooo you mean by that? Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat is nooooooooooooot! An aaaaaaaaaaaan! Swer!"
* OutDamnedSpot: ''I wash my hands of your demolition!''
* PuttingOnTheReich: In the 2000 film.
** He ends up looking like a weird {{Expy}} of [[StreetFighter M. Bison]].
*** "For you, the day Bison crucified your Christ was the most important day of your life. ButForMeItWasTuesday."
*** Wasn't it Friday?
* ATasteOfTheLash

* AffablyEvil
* CampStraight
* ChewingTheScenery
* LargeHam
* SissyVillain

* TheChessmaster
* ThePlan / GambitRoulette: For the highest of stakes and with his own son's life as the ante.
* TheUnseen