Clay Aiken Heading to the Maine Coast For Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Clay Aiken is heading for the Maine coast this summer. The American Idol season 2 runner up is set to star in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME.

Check out the press release below:

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that multi-platinum recording artist, American Idol and Broadway star Clay Aiken will portray Joseph in the upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on stage July 31 through August 25.

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 Man skyrocketed 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. A frequent talk show guest, particularly on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he recently competed in the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice. 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 addition to his entertainment ventures, Mr. Aiken supports a number of charities. He was made a UNICEF Ambassador in 2004 and has traveled the world to promote education for children affected by natural disasters or political unrest. He founded the National Inclusion Project, a nationally recognized project to bridge the gap between children with disabilities and the world around them. Clay also lends his support to the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and spoke on behalf of anti-bullying legislation in front of a Congressional Committee in 2010.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat brings the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors to vibrant life in a delightful musical parable. The musical is set to cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso, to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll that includes the popular songs “Go, Go, Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do.” The Ogunquit Playhouse production will be directed and choreographed by Ogunquit Playhouse Associate Producer Jayme McDaniel.

Single ticket prices range from $39 to $78 per show. For tickets call the Box Office at 207-646-5511 or online at OgunquitPlayhouse.org.

Following Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is Ballroom with a Twist, back by popular demand for one week only, August 27 to August 31. West Side Story, on stage from September 4 to September 28, soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful and timely as ever. Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story returns by popular demand to close the season from October 2 to October 20!

Ogunquit Playhouse.org

  • karatx

    I’m so excited for Clay. Joseph is such a fun show and he will be wonderful. Guess I’m going to Maine for vacation!

  • Niall

    Obviously he can sing the score but does he know he’ll have to appear shirtless? He’s not exactly built like Anthony Fedorov, who played the role in several productions. Time to call in a personal trainer. LOL

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that Clay will be shirtless. lol

  • workdog

    I’m sure they’ll work out the costuming.:-) I think vocally he’ll nail the part, though. It’s a decent score. Nice to see the idolettes doing what they love. Lots of news today!

  • Michelle

    He should be great in this part, great way to showcase his vocal and acting talents.

  • Hunterdon

    He is going to be great. Love when he steps out of the box.

  • madam

    Clay!!!! How awesome is this! Can’t wait.

  • james

    Glad to see he is doing things that he likes to do. He should be fine in this role

  • LeahKittyS

    Yay! My grandparents surprised me and my mom with tickets to this show. It’s one I’ve always wanted to see, and this makes it even better!

  • joanie

    This should be a perfect role for Clay. No question about his ability to handle the vocals, and he’s become quite a good actor according to the reviews from The Drowsy Chaperone.

    Break a leg, Clay!

  • stef

    Aww. My grandmother used to work at the Ogunquit playhouse.

    Realizing that has no relevance whatsoever lol, except that it is a nice area of Maine for Clay to spend some time.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’ve visited that area and it’s just beautiful.

  • stef

    The only thing I’d say is that the Old Orchard Beach at Ogunquit was very shallow if I recall accurately. As a kid trying to wade out, it took forever to get into water even up to my knees. Which in Maine is an issue since even in summer the water is coooooooooooold ha.

    But that overall area of southern Maine is gorgeous, even despite the touristy parts.

  • Montavilla

    Yep. Pretty darned impressive.

  • Montavilla

    This is an excellent part for Clay Aiken. A mix of musical styles that he’ll handle with ease, and a lot of comic material to work with. I think he’ll be great.

  • Larc

    The present Ogunquit Playhouse was built in 1937 and seats 668. A who’s who of outstanding Broadway and Hollywood stars have appeared on its stage.

  • jeff2683

    Congrats Clay! This is one show I wish I could see!
    I know he will be great!

  • Mandee

    This is exciting news for Clay. He will excel in the lead role of Joseph. There are a lot of songs for Joseph and his voice will soar in them. He is so incredibly talented. Break a leg Clay!

  • bestmusic

    Wish I lived closer. I think Clay will be great in this production.

  • Kariann Hart

    I’d love to attend as well. That’s an impressive resume for Clay!

  • bearcatnat

    Awesome! Joseph is an amazing show and will give Clay some songs to really show off his vocals. Now will we finally see some of Clay’s skin as Joseph gets jailed wearing only a loincloth wrap? LOL

  • Beaugard Stevens

    So many Idols seem to do this play. Anthony Fedorov did it for awhile, it never seems to help anyone’s career by doing it. I think Clay should go to Vegas- he could make a fortune and pretty much sing what he wants. Elton John, Celine Dion, Prince, there’s nothing embarrassing about playing Vegas anymore.

  • Susan

    Clay is paying his dues and building an impressive resume.

  • MissMyEm

    Really? Aside from Anthony Federov and now Clay, what other Idol singer has done this play?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Justin Guarini.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    With the Drowsy Chaperone appearance and now this booking, it does appear that Clay is trying to beef up his resume and hoping to return to Broadway at some point.

  • stargazed

    Clay is full of surprises. He moves from the Drowsy Chaperone to Joseph within a few weeks’ time. His amazing vocals and natural charisma will do the play justice I’m sure. I’ll be in the audience as I wouldn’t dare miss seeing Clay in less than three tee shirts. ;)

  • Michelle

    Mayone only one? :) :)

  • mmb

    Ogunquit is a lovely town – beautiful beach, good restaurants. And the Playhouse is the quintessential resort town summer theater. Haven’t been in years but always enjoyed it. Clay will have a nice time there