The Voice’s Josh Kaufman Lands Lead Role in Broadway’s Pippin

WOW! Congratulations to The Voice 6 winner, Josh Kaufman! He just landed the lead role in the Broadway musical Pippin! Via the Associated Press

NEW YORK — The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of “The Voice.”

Josh Kaufman said Thursday he’ll be taking a turn as the lead in the Tony Award-winning revival “Pippin.” The fedora-wearing singer said he never saw himself leading a Broadway show until the offer came.

The Voice - Season 6“It’s something I’m really excited about,” he said. “I tend to be the kind of person who doesn’t want to do just one thing. I get bored. So I’m really excited about having a new challenge and having something different to do.”

I’m so happy that a high profile opportunity has materialized for Josh. He’s too talented to just disappear, or return to being a local Indianapolis boy made good.

The revival is led by director Diane Paulus, who has added jaw-dropping circus tricks. The songs include “Magic to Do,” ”Corner of the Sky,” ”No Time at All” and “Kind of Woman.”

Kaufman said he hasn’t much stage experience, but has performed live in front of millions on TV and says those skills will be useful. “I’ve been performing since I was a little kid,” he said. “In a way, it’s a really new experience. But in a way, I feel like I can draw on the experiences that I’ve had in the past to tackle this new challenge.”

He said he’ll be dedicating his performances to his grandmother. “She had all the music and would play stuff from it growing up. I didn’t remember a lot of it until I started hearing the songs again,” he said. “I wish she was still around to hear this.”

Good for you Josh! Now go out and break a leg. Several maybe! You can buy tickets to Pippin HERE. Kyle Dean Massey is playing the part now Also, the incredibly talented funnywoman, Andrea Martin is part of the cast, although her run is limited.

Josh tweets that his run begins in November and ends in January. That’s holiday prime time! Excellent.

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