Clay Aiken – At The Top Of Playbill Poll!

Congratulations to Clay Aiken!

On July 3rd, posted a poll on twitter.  They posted:

Who was YOUR fave Bway replacement? Why? Tweet us 2 be featured on @Playbill!

Well, guess who ended up as one of the winners of this poll?  Yes…it was the talented Sir Robin. Opps…I meant Clay Aiken!

On Saturday, Playbill posted the following:

Playbill Poll: From Clay Aiken to Liza Minnelli, Readers Pick Their Favorite Broadway Replacements

Last week talk-show host Wendy Williams stepped into the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago, while earlier this spring, “Glee” star Jane Lynch joined the cast of Annie. asked our readers who some of their favorite replacements were throughout Broadway history.

Broadway has a rich history of replacements, from Pearl Bailey in Hello, Dolly!, to Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O’Donnell in Fiddler on the Roof, Bryan Batt in La Cage aux Folles, Bernadette Peters in A Little Night Music and Betty Buckley in Sunset Boulevard. 

Here are some of our reader’s favorite Broadway replacements.

Nancy Housteau: Clay Aiken in Monty Python’s Spamalot. He was the perfect Sir Robin. Blended with the rest of the cast perfectly.
dakota2424: Clay Aiken @clayaiken in Spamalot because he was terrific as Sir Robin!
Canuck1949: Absolutely @clayaiken was my favourite Bway replacement actor. Amazing

In 2008 “American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Monty Python’s Spamalot in the role of Sir Robin. His appearance was so popular, he returned for an encore run later that year.

Please visit the Playbill site and see the entire article and slideshow.  It’s important that we support Playbill and let them know we love hearing about Clay Aiken. Just click on PLAYBILL

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A big thanks to the many fans who sent a tweet to Playbill to support Clay.  This is just a great example of how important it is that all of us get a twitter account, follow Clay and re-tweet and vote for Clay when he is on twitter.

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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – At The Top Of Playbill Poll!

  1. Goodmorning! While I wasn't in the audience at Spamalot when Clay was there, I was there in spirit! I've seen his performance through clack and he was fantastic! I wanted to vote on the poll at the Playbill site, but I couldn't figure out where to vote! LOL!

  2. Clay was great in Spamalot, I've seen it thru Clack and it was so entertaining. I couldn't figure out where to vote either.

  3. I didn't see Spamalot either but I also watched the clack. I goes to show that he is an magnificent performer!!!

  4. The votes on the Playbill poll were tweets. They asked for tweets….see the tweet at the top of this post. I posted the tweet on July 3rd too.

    Sometimes the sites are not always real clear….but if you ask in the comments, I will answer if I know too.

  5. Perhaps because of all the votes and love that Clay got in this poll, some Broadway producer will consider him for another stint on the Great White Way. Clay has proved himself worthy to perform in a play or musical on Broadway once again.

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