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.
Clay Aiken: Whatever you do in the future, January 18th will always be an anniversary to remember.
Clay can do it all – he is more than a star – Mike Nichols said it and we know it is the truth. So sorry I didn’t get to see this in real life but the videos I have seen are all wonderful! I don’t understand why Clay has such a hard time seeing why we are such big fans!
Remembering happy times watching Spamalot with Clay on stage singing and dancing often at the same time! Thanks for the memories. Was it really 15 years ago!
Thank you for all the pictures and the video. I love them all. Clay can do everything. Thank you for the memories. Thank you CANN.