“Which way to the stage?” – Rent
Tony winner Heather Headley played her final performance in The Color Purple on Sunday afternoon. She began her run at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on May 10. She was playing the role of Shug Avery. Headley received rave reviews for her performance as Shug, who, according to Playbill is…”both bold and insecure, brassy and tender, …a flashy Blues singer.”
According to twitter, Clay Aiken was in the audience to see his friend Heather, on her final performance. I hope he was there and had a chance to give Heather a big hug after the performance.
I will always remember seeing Clay Aiken when he starred in Spamalot on Broadway. It was a wonderful experience and Clay was amazing.
Do you remember the other times that Clay has performed on Broadway? Let’s take a quick look at those performances.
May 24, 2004
New Amsterdam Theatre
With Heather Headley – Can you Feel The Love Tonight
Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
April 29, 2008
“The Prayer” with Hannah Waddingham
Broadway Cares “Easter Bonnet” Competition
February 7, 2011
“Home” from The Wiz
Broadway Backwards 6
January 18-May 4, 2008 – Original Run
Sept. 19, 2008 – January 4, 2009 – Return Engagement
Role: Sir Robin, Guard, Brother Maynard
The talented SueReu put together a wonderful set of videos about Clay and his professional career.
#5 is all about Clay on Broadway. Whether this video is new to you or you have seen it before, it is worth a look.