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Clay Aiken

Birth Place: Raleigh, NC, USA

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Clay Aiken returns to Broadway ten years after his critically lauded debut in Monty Python's Spamalot. On the heels of "American Idol," he became the first artist in history to have his first single debut at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. His subsequent album, "Measure of A Man," also debuted at #1 with the highest first week sales by a debut artist. His 2004 holiday release, "Merry Christmas with Love," set a record for the fastest selling holiday album of the SoundScan era and remains tied for the highest charting debut of a holiday album in Billboard history. He served 9 years as a UNICEF Ambassador and, in 2003, he co-founded, with Diane Bubel, what is now the National Inclusion Project to advocate and increase opportunities for children with disabilities to be included in extracurricular activities (such as summer camps and after-school programs) with their non-disabled peers.

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Nick Ziobro to Present WITHOUT A SONG at Chelsea Table + Stage

Nick Ziobro will debut his new show WITHOUT A SONG at Chelsea Table + Stage in June, featuring an all-star band led by Tedd Firth. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Two Local High School Students Win Top Prizes at The 2024 DPAC Rising Star Awards

On May 9th, 2024, DPAC presented The DPAC Rising Star Awards, central North Carolina's High School Musical Theatre Awards, with host Clay Aiken. Alex Fluker from Panther Creek High School won the coveted DPAC Rising Stars Best Actress award and Conor Kruger from Enloe High School won the DPAC Rising Stars Best Actor award.
Review: 2024 DPAC Rising Star Awards

The DPAC Rising Star Awards is a regional competition that brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater (otherwise known as The Jimmy) Awards in New York City on June 24th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. This year, students from 31 local high schools submitted applications in the hopes of being selected as a Triangle Rising Stars' Top 20 finalist.
Baayork Lee & More Join Pittsburgh CLO 2024 Summer of Musicals

Pittsburgh CLO has unveiled the Creative Teams for the 2024 Summer of Musicals. See the productions and learn how to purchase tickets.
Finalists Revealed for The DPAC Rising Star Awards

DPAC has announced the finalists for The DPAC Rising Star Awards, central North Carolina’s High School Musical Theatre Awards, that will take place on May 9th, 2024 at 7:30 PM with host, Clay Aiken. The DPAC Rising Star Awards is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Henry Mancini Family Celebrates Late Composer's 100th Birthday with Tribute Album

The Henry Mancini family continues to celebrate what would have been the late legendary composer’s 100th birthday with the announcement of The Henry Mancini 100th Sessions – Henry Has Company. The album is the latest installment in what will be a year-long endeavor honoring the 20-time GRAMMY® and 4-time Academy Award winner whose centennial is being celebrated on April 16th. The Henry Mancini 100th Sessions – Henry Has Company will be available June 21st via Primary Wave, and the first single, “Peter Gunn,” featuring Quincy Jones, John Williams, Herbie Hancock, and Arturo Sandoval, is out now. Listen to the song here!
THE DPAC RISING STAR AWARDS To Celebrate High School Musical Theatre This May

DPAC has announced that The DPAC Rising Star Awards, central North Carolina's High School Musical Theatre Awards will take place on May 9th, 2024 at 7:30 PM with host, Clay Aiken.
White Plains Performing Arts Center Presents Linda Eder, January 20

White Plains Performing Arts Center will present Linda Eder on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30pm. 
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 30th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 30, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Miller Auditorium is Launching Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Sale  

Don't miss out on Miller Auditorium's annual Black Friday sale! Save on tickets for the remaining shows in the 2023-24 Season. Sale continues through Cyber Monday. Visit for more details.
15 Stars You May or May Not Have Known Were in SPAMALOT

With Spamalot returning to Broadway, we're taking a walk down memory lane and reflecting on some of the stars who have appeared in previous productions of the musical. From Broadway to London, Chicago, touring productions, Las Vegas, the Hollywood Bowl, and more, there have been many faces you may recognize who have taken on these roles. 
Huey Lewis Musical THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL Will Arrive on Broadway in 2024

As BroadwayWorld first reported in September, The Heart of Rock and Roll is coming to Broadway! Producers Hunter Arnold, Tyler Mitchell and Kayla Greenspan announced that the new musical inspired by the iconic songs of Huey Lewis and The News, will open on Broadway at The James Earl Jones Theatre.
Ruben Studdard Readies the Release of New Album 'THE WAY I REMEMBER IT'

Multi-Award Winning Platinum Recording Artist, American Idol Winner, Ruben Studdard is set to release his 8th studio album, 'The Way I Remember It.' Get ready for new music from this talented artist.
Kate Rockwell, Anthony Norman, Amber Ardolino & More to Star in THE LADIES MAN Industry Presentation

The Ladies Man, a new musical with 24 original songs by Justin Mortelliti and Shannon Hunt, will have a private industry reading on November 3 in New York.  
Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken Bring TWENTY | THE TOUR To Harris Center For The Arts, November 10

Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken are coming to Harris Center for the Arts on Friday, November 10, at 7:30pm. Don't miss this exciting event!
Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken Come To Alberta Bair Theater This November

Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken Twenty | The Tour is coming to ABT in 3 weeks! Don't miss this exciting event featuring two talented performers.
MUSE/IQUE Presents GOSPEL AND THE KING ELVIS First Congregational Church LA, October 19 and 21

MUSE/IQUE presents 'Gospel and the King: Elvis' at First Congregational Church LA on October 19 and 21.

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are thrilled to reunite 20 years after captivating audiences during their historic run on the second season of Fox’s American Idol in 2003—and the duo will be performing at the McCallum Theatre at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. Both plucked from the relative obscurity of their hometowns in the South, the unlikely pair quickly became audience favorites, instrumental in propelling Idol to the top of the Nielsen ratings, nearly tripling the viewership of the previous season, and securing its place as one of the most consequential TV series in American history.
Kathy Griffin Returns to The Mirage In Las Vegas This October

Kathy Griffin will return to The Mirage Theatre in Las Vegas on October 6, 2023 at 10:00 p.m. Griffin made her return to The Mirage for the first time in six years earlier this summer on June 17. Due to the overwhelming success of the first performance, a second show has been added.
Chelsea Symphony Reveals New Fellowships

The Chelsea Symphony, a distinguished classical institution renowned for its unique artistic expression and innovative programming, is thrilled to unveil two exceptional fellowship opportunities.


How many Broadway shows has Clay Aiken been in?

Clay Aiken has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Clay Aiken been in?

Clay Aiken has not appeared in the West End.

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