Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Clay Aiken

 
Date Of Birth:
November 30, 1978 (43)
Birth Place:
Raleigh, NC, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
TweetTWITTER WATCH

@clayaiken - 9/5/22 03:26pm Happy TWENTIETH anniversary @kellyclarkson .... 2 decades of being America's sweetheart, girl-next-door, hit maker,… https://


@clayaiken - 8/31/22 11:06pm A big "Thank You" to @qatarairways and Curtis and Cassandra in the Al Mourjan Lounge's oh-so-very-iNcLuSiVe busine… https://


MORE TWEETS
 
Date of Birth: November 30, 1978 (43)

Birth Place: Raleigh, NC, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Seasonal Special, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Brother Maynard [Replacement]
Sir Robin [Replacement]
Guard 1 [Replacement]

Photos

Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night of "Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Show" Photo

Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night of "Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Show" starring Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on December 11, 2018 at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/30/2018
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Photo

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken

From: 
Date:
12/12/2018
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Photo

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken

From: 
Date:
12/12/2018
Ken Arpino, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Khalia Wilcoxon, Farah Alvin and Julian Diaz- Photo

Ken Arpino, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Khalia Wilcoxon, Farah Alvin and Julian Diaz-Granados

From: 
Date:
12/12/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Seasonal Special, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Brother Maynard [Replacement]

Sir Robin [Replacement]

Guard 1 [Replacement]

Clay Aiken Biography

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.




Clay Aiken News

Clay Aiken to Host WHEEL OF FORTUNE LIVE! in Billings Photo Clay Aiken to Host WHEEL OF FORTUNE LIVE! in Billings
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

American Idol standout Clay Aiken will host Wheel of Fortune Live! at its stop in Billings at Alberta Bair Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 22, while on its North American Tour. 

Tickets on Sale Now for World Premiere of INVINCIBLE - THE MUSICAL at the Wallis Anne Photo Tickets on Sale Now for World Premiere of INVINCIBLE - THE MUSICAL at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

Single tickets are now on sale for Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' WORLD PREMIERE presentation of INVINCIBLE - THE MUSICAL, featuring the music of Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, from November 22 to December 17, 2022, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Interview: Entertainment Legend Sam Harris Brings His One-Man Show Home to Nashville  Photo Interview: Entertainment Legend Sam Harris Brings His One-Man Show Home to Nashville This Saturday Night at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 30, 2022

Thanks to the successful and continuing partnership of Studio Tenn and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Sam Harris returns to Nashville this Saturday night for an evening of Cabaret On Stage, the kick-off of the second season of such offerings on the stage of TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall.

Review: Pittsburgh CLO's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Produces an Unexpected Understudy at Be Photo Review: Pittsburgh CLO's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Produces an Unexpected Understudy at Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 29, 2022

What did our critic think? This 'good musical about a bad musical' is full of surprises, and none greater than the Saturday matinee.

Wake Up With BWW 6/22: Masks to Become Optional on Broadway, COMPANY Sets Closing, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/22: Masks to Become Optional on Broadway, COMPANY Sets Closing, and More
by - Jun 22, 2022

Today's top stories include an updated mask mandate for Broadway. As of July 1, masks will be optional for those attending Broadway shows, as per the Broadway League. Company has set a closing date of July 31. The show will embark on tour in 2023-24. Plus, Weezer will have a residency on Broadway in September!

VIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY C Photo VIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Pittsburgh CLO
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at video from Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Drowsy Chaperone starring Clay Aiken (Man in Chair), who returns to Pittsburgh CLO after hosting the 75th Anniversary Broadway Musical Celebration at Heinz Field. 

Juneteenth Celebrations, Pride Week Shows & More Upcoming at Joe's Pub Photo Juneteenth Celebrations, Pride Week Shows & More Upcoming at Joe's Pub
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Upcoming performances have been announced at Joe’s Pub, from Tuesday, June 14 Through Monday, June 27.

Wake Up With BWW 5/26: Gaten Matarazzo in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/26: Gaten Matarazzo in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!
by - May 26, 2022

Today's top stories include Gaten Matarazzo, star of Stranger Things, who will return to Broadway this summer in Dear Evan Hansen! Plus, get a first look at the PBS Keeping Company With Sondheim documentary, check out rehearsal photos from the pre-Broadway run of The Karate Kid, and more!

Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, Darius Harper & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO Photo Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, Darius Harper & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center will be highlighted by Broadway and TV stars, as well as beloved Pittsburgh favorites.

KINKY BOOTS, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musical Photo KINKY BOOTS, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO will present its 2022 Summer of Musicals with an array of six joyful, award-winning musicals, celebrating its 76th season. The summer lineup showcases the best of national, regional and local talent and features stunning production enhancements, like its new video wall and immersive entertainment experiences beyond the stage.

Clay Aiken Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY C VideoVIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Pittsburgh CLO
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at video from Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Drowsy Chaperone starring Clay Aiken (Man in Chair), who returns to Pittsburgh CLO after hosting the 75th Anniversary Broadway Musical Celebration at Heinz Field. 

VIDEO: Broadway Goes to the Hamptons with Broadway Out East on Backstage LIVE with Ri VideoVIDEO: Broadway Goes to the Hamptons with Broadway Out East on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 16, 2021

Watch as he chats with Jessica Vosk, Elizabeth Stanley, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and Justin Smith- part of the team that will bring Broadway to the Hamptons this summer with Broadway Out East. Calissa's Their Water Mill hotspot (1020 Montauk Highway) will host a series of performances by some of Broadway’s most talented stars.

VIDEO: Jackie Burns Sings New Take on GREASE's 'You're the One That I Want' VideoVIDEO: Jackie Burns Sings New Take on GREASE's 'You're the One That I Want'
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2019

This music video is definitely the one that we want! Jackie Burns, who is currently starring in Grease at Pittsburgh CLO, just released her music video for her new take on the show's iconic song 'You're the One That I Want' alongside Jon Robert Hall. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Clay Aiken, Zach Adkins, Jackie Burns and More Star In GREASE at Pittsburgh CL VideoVIDEO: Clay Aiken, Zach Adkins, Jackie Burns and More Star In GREASE at Pittsburgh CLO
by Alan Henry - Jun 10, 2019

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with the sock-hop sounds of the original high school musical, GREASE, June 7 - 16.

BWW TV: Ruben and Clay Get Merry and Bright to Preview Their Broadway Holiday Show! VideoBWW TV: Ruben and Clay Get Merry and Bright to Preview Their Broadway Holiday Show!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2018

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken join forces for a monumental, one-of-a-kind Holiday spectacular Broadway show. A family affair, the spectacular will see Ruben and Clay journey through a fusion of holiday music and entertainment featuring lighthearted comedy, astounding versatility and, as always, Ruben and Clay's magnetic stage presence. 'American Idol's' fan favorite odd couple will give fans the reunion they have been asking for when the duo takes to the stage for this limited engagement holiday event.

VIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Teases AMERICAN IDOL Return: 'Good Night...For Now'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 8, 2016

Just moments before the show left the air, viewers were stunned to hear Seacrest add the words 'For now.'

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Performs Amazing Medley of Hits on AMERICAN IDOL Series Finale
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 8, 2016

The Grammy award winner did take the time to pre-record an amazing medley of her hits which aired during the show. Check it out below!

VIDEO: First Look - New Esquire Docu-Series to Follow Clay Aiken's Congressional Campaign
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2014

Esquire Network announces that it will air an all-access look at one of the most unique political campaigns of this election year - the Congressional run of American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken.

VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL's Clay Aiken Releases New TV Campaign Ad
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 21, 2014

The Broadway star revealed that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat currently held by Rep. Renee Ellmers. Below, watch an all-new TV ad for his campaign!

STAGE TUBE: Watch CINDERELLA's Paige Faure in High School Comedy Sketches
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2014

Did you know that before Paige Faure was a princess, she was Wendy Darling and Trinity from the Matrix? Below, Broadway brings you videos of the CINDERELLA star in a high school comedy troupe called 'The Bad Eggs,' starring alongside Broadway actor Andrew Durand (WAR HORSE), and Atlanta actors Nick Arapoglou and Jimi Kocina.


Clay Aiken Frequently Asked Questions

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