How did we let January 18th pass us by?? Were we too busy with holidays and Inaugural festivities?? How could we forget??? January 18th was an anniversary of sorts.
The audience arrived, the orchetra tuned up and the lights dimmed. Clay Aiken took the stage for the first time on Broadway. Playing the role of Sir Robin, Guard I, and Brother Maynard in the award winning musical, Spamalot, Clay sang, danced and acted……..all at the same time.
Mike Nichols, the director of Spamalot, said about his new star:
“Clay Aiken is amazing beyond that glorious voice. Turns out he is an excellent comic actor and a master of character. People will be surprised by his wide ranging talent…….This guy is not only a star, he is a lot more. We are lucky to get him for Spamalot.”
Clay went on to receive glowing reviews from the Broadway critics, the Broadway community and the Broadway audiences. Fans traveled from points all over the world to see the show and support Clay in his Broadway debut.
Aiken’s run on Broadway concluded on May 4th, but he returned in the fall for another 4 months of goofy humor and supreme silliness.
Clay made stage door appearances, signed Playbills, raised money for BroadwayCares and won the hearts of the Broadway world.
We don’t know what is next for Clay Aiken; however, January 18th will always be an anniversary to remember.