In 1974 he sang pro-communist songs. After the revolution, he shone in Jesus
Josef Štágr was born on February 6, 1950 in Prague. His mother Věra worked as a secretary and his father Josef was apprenticed as barber and hairdresser, he had a younger brother. After his parents divorced in 1957 he lived with his father and his brother with his mother. They took turns spending weekends together at each parent’s house. Although he did not receive any musical training in his youth, he and his friends founded a big beat band called Amethyst in the ninth grade. He then pursued singing more in college. In 1969 he got his first theater role as one of the Jets in the musical West Side Story. He participated in various singing talent competitions. In the 1970s and 1980s he was active in several musical groups, performing with Jiří Štědron, Karel Černoch and Věra Martinová, among others. He studied at the University of Economics and Business in Prague, but did not defend his diploma thesis. He graduated from the Prague Conservatory of Music. At the beginning of the 1990s he left the music industry for several years and worked in an exchange office at the main railway station in Prague. In 1992, he returned to the music scene again and began to perform in the musical Les Misérables, then went on to play the role of Judas in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, the roles of Peron and Che in Evita and many others. At the same time, he began teaching at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory of Music. In 2023 he lived in Prague.