The Best of Broadway Supports Clay Aiken - With Performances by Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, and Betty Buckley

The Best of Broadway Supports Clay Aiken - With Performances by Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, and Betty Buckley

Broadway stars Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, and Betty Buckley will perform at an event to support Clay Aiken's campaign for US Congress. Aiken is running on the Democratic ticket for North Carolina's 2nd district.

The Best of Broadway will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 at the home of Philip Birsh 311 W 105th St. New York, NY 10025.

Purchase tickets or sponsor the event at www.clayaiken.com/broadway.

For more information, email events@clayaiken.com or call (919) 297-8466 x1001.

Clay Aiken became a household name while appearing on the second season of American Idol, turning millions of viewers into instant fans. Following American Idol, his debut album Measure of a Manskyrocketed to multi-platinum status. Mr. Aiken has launched ten national concert tours, authored a New York Times best-selling memoir, Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, and released several albums including, Merry Christmas with Love, A Thousand Different Ways and On My Way Here, all of which debuted in the top five on the Billboard chart. Mr. Aiken Starred in a televised Christmas special, A Clay Aiken Christmas and a live concert special in 2010 on PBS Tried & True Live! He has appeared on many popular television shows including Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, Scrubs, 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. Mr. Aiken garnered broad critical acclaim for his Broadway debut as Sir Robin in the Tony Award winning production of Spamalot in 2008 and 2009.

In 2004, Clay was honored to be asked by UNICEF to become an ambassador for education programs. Wanting to be an active participant and not simply a spokesperson, Clay dove in, visiting UNICEF programs to protect and educate "night commuters" fleeing rebel soldiers of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. He also traveled to Kabul and Bamiyan in Afghanistan to serve women and children after the fall of the Taliban regime. He has since traveled the world to places like Kenya, Indonesia, and Somalia; met with multiple leaders of nations in crisis; and raised more than $1 million to help fund UNICEF programs.

Having served as a teacher, mental health advocate, and international UNICEF ambassador, Clay is now turning his attention back home.

Born and raised in Raleigh, Clay Aiken is proud to be an eighth-generation North Carolinian. As much as he has traveled this country and the world, North Carolina has always remained home to him, a place of family, faith and foundation.

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