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Ruben Studdard BIO

As a youth growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Studdard was torn between football and singing, his two loves. He entered Alabama A&M but left to pursue a music career. He promised his mother he would return to college in five years if he had not made significant strides in music. He has yet to return to school.

Studdard appears frequently on television and has performed on Broadway, including a show with Clay Aiken, his Idol runner-up. He began singing with Just a Few Cats as lead singer even before he gained national attention for "American Idol." He has toured extensively for nearly two decades and has sold more than two million albums.

He is a performer who believes in giving back to others who love music and founded the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts, which focuses on the need for music education in schools.

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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.

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.

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.


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.

Single Tickets For All San Francisco Symphony 2023�"24 Season Concerts Go On Sale Saturday, July 15

Single tickets for the San Francisco Symphony’s 2023–24 season go on sale Saturday, July 15 starting 10am via the Davies Symphony Hall box office and will be available online and via phone beginning 12pm the same day.

Miller Auditorium 2023-24 PNC Spotlight Series & Miller Specials Announcement

Miller Auditorium has announced its 2023-24PNC Spotlight Series & Miller Specials! The lineup is packed with both new events, such as Emo Orchestra Featuring Hawthorne Heights, and the return of patron favorites such as DRUM TAO 30th Anniversary: THE TAO 夢幻響 and The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadow Cast! The PNC Spotlight Series rounds out our previously announced Zhang Broadway in West Michigan Series of Mean Girls (Oct. 24-25, 2023), A Magical Cirque Christmas (Dec. 6-7, 2023), Come From Away (Jan. 30-31, 2024) & Jesus Christ Superstar (Mar. 26-27, 2024).

Opera Philadelphia Holds a Free "Christmas in July" Concert at Cooper River Park Next Month

Opera Philadelphia brings its multitalented singers, orchestra, and chorus to South Jersey on Thursday, July 13, at 8:00 p.m. for a family-friendly night of opera conducted by Collingswood’s Elizabeth Braden.

Alberta Bair Theater Announces 2023-2024 Season

Alberta Bair Theater has announced the 2023-2024 season packed with top-notch entertainment. The excitement of live performance is reflected in the vast array of music, theater, dance, comedy, and Broadway coming to the ABT stage!

Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken Brings TWENTY The Tour to Miller Auditorium

Due to overwhelming demand, and on the heels of the first leg of their critically acclaimed Twenty | The Tour, multi-planum recording artists and American Idol favorites Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken are hitting the road again for the second leg of their reunion tour.

Over 80 Festivals, Concerts, Shows & Exhibits Are Coming to Philadelphia This Spring and Summer

When they say there's nothing to do this weekend - they definitely do not mean Philadelphia! The guide to spring and summer will keep you busy every single weekend for the new three months - and give tourists over 80 reasons to visit Philly in 2023. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Presents DPAC'S TRIANGLE RISING STARS

DPAC has announced that Triangle Rising Stars, central North Carolina's High School Musical Theatre Awards will take place on May 18th, 2023 at 7:30 PM with host, Clay Aiken and special guest Tony Award Winner, Beth Leavel.  Triangle Rising Stars is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Feature: Top Talent at Wall Street Theater in Norwalk

Are you looking for a terrific place to go for date night, girls' night out, birthday celebration, or just have a great time? Then it's time to discover the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk. BroadwayWorld was curious about it and popped in to see one of its shows in the BMW of Darien Comedy Series lineup. It blew us away!

Clay Aiken to Host WHEEL OF FORTUNE LIVE! in Billings

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. 

Interview: Entertainment Legend Sam Harris Brings His One-Man Show Home to Nashville This Saturday Night at TPAC

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.

VIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Pittsburgh CLO

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. 

Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, Darius Harper & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals

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.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC - Sunday, May 8, 2022

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN IDOL, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 8, 2022! Plus, watch a Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard performance from a recent episode now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC - Monday, May 2, 2022

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN IDOL, airing on ABC on Monday, May 2, 2022! Plus, watch a performance from a recent episode now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC - Monday, March 28, 2022

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN IDOL, airing on ABC on Monday, March 28, 2022! Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode now!


Ruben Studdard has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Ruben Studdard has not appeared in the West End

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