Clay Aiken headed to 'Spamalot'
When you think Monty Python, you think Clay Aiken. You just do. That's how it is. So it should come as no surprise that Aiken is joining the Broadway cast of the musical Spamalot on Jan. 18. He'll play Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot in the Tony-winning musical, written by Eric Idle and directed by Mike Nichols. "I really couldn't have asked for a more wonderful group of people to work with," Aiken said in a statement. Reciprocates Nichols: "Clay Aiken is amazing beyond that glorious voice. Turns out, he is an excellent comic actor and a master of character." As you know Aiken's not the first American Idol alum to hit the Great White Way. Fantasia has starred in The Color Purple, and LaKisha Jones will join the cast in December. Tamyra Gray has performed in Rent and Bombay Dreams. Constantine Maroulis took a turn in The Wedding Singer. Diana DeGarmo was in Hairspray. And Justin Guarini now sings for quarters on the sidewalk outside the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
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