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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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Seasonal Special, 2018
Performer

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.

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12/30/2018
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Photo

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken

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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

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12/12/2018
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Photo

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken

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12/12/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Seasonal Special, 2018
Performer

Ruben Studdard Biography

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.




Ruben Studdard 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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC - Sunday, May 8, 2022 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC - Sunday, May 8, 2022
by TV Scoop - May 5, 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 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC - Monday, May 2, 2022
by TV Scoop - Apr 28, 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 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC - Monday, March 28, 2022
by TV Scoop - Mar 24, 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 SINGS LUTHER Announced At Patchogue Theatre Photo RUBEN SINGS LUTHER Announced At Patchogue Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022

American Idol's Ruben Studdard pays tribute to the legendary Luther Vandross in Ruben Sings Luther - Always & Forever at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Valentine's Eve Sunday, February 13 at 7pm.

Marky Ramone, Ruben Studdard, Al Jardine, Colin Hay, Peabo Bryson and More Announced  Photo Marky Ramone, Ruben Studdard, Al Jardine, Colin Hay, Peabo Bryson and More Announced For 2022 at Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2021

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) announced more new shows for 2022. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online anytime at PatchogueTheatre.org or at the Box Office, (631) 207-1313, 71 East Main Street in Patchogue. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Patchogue Theatre Announces Six New Shows for 2022 Photo Patchogue Theatre Announces Six New Shows for 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2021

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts announced six new shows for 2022. The first new show scheduled for 2022 is Marky Ramone 'My Life as a Ramone' on Saturday, Feb 5 at 8:00pm. Marky Ramone is best known for the 15 years he spent drumming for the legendary Ramones.

Ruben Studdard 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. 

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: Will Ryan Seacrest Host Return of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC? He Responds!
by Caryn Robbins - May 8, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, host Ryan Seacrest responded to rumors that he will return as host of AMERICAN IDOL, reportedly coming to ABC in 2018. Watch the clip below!

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: Harry Connick Jr. & Keith Urban Reflect on Final Season of AMERICAN IDOL
by - Feb 4, 2016

AMERICAN IDOL judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. reflect on what the final season of the long-running singing competition means to them.

VIDEO: Check Out Sneak Peeks at AMERICAN IDOL's Hollywood Week, Beginning Tonight!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 27, 2016

'AMERICAN IDOL' Hollywood Week kicks off tonight on FOX. Who will make the final cut? Below, watch sneak peeks of Trent Harmon, Jessica Cabral and Daltron Rapattoni on tonight's show airing at 8/7c on FOX.

VIDEO: Watch AMERICAN IDOL's Last Audition Ever!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2016

Below, watch contestant Manny Torres cover Maroon 5's 'This Love' as the show's final first round audition.

VIDEO: Boy George Kicks Off AMERICAN IDOL 80's Night with 'Karma Chameleon' Performance
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2015

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, Boy George and the Top 11 contestants kicked off '80's Night' with a performance of the Culture Club hit 'Karma Chameleon.'

VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL Contestant's 'Let It Go' Cover Brings Jennifer Lopez to Tears
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 7, 2015

During auditions for the 14th Season of AMERICAN IDOL, one contestant was able to move judge Jennifer Lopez to tears following her adorable cover of 'Let It Go' from the hit Disney film FROZEN


Ruben Studdard Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ruben Studdard been in?
Ruben Studdard has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ruben Studdard been in?
Ruben Studdard has not appeared in the West End