“American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken is scheduled to join the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” in the role of...

“American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken is scheduled to join the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” in the role of Sir Robin, according to Playbill.

Aiken will be making his Broadway debut in the role originated on Broadway by David Hyde Pierce. His stint begins Jan. 18, 2008, and is scheduled to continue through May 4.

“Clay Aiken is amazing beyond that glorious voice. Turns out he is an excellent comic actor and a master of character,” said director Mike Nichols in a release. “People will be surprised by his wide ranging talent, since the first impression is of great country charm and a singer to remember. This guy is not only a star, he is a lot more. We are lucky to get him for ‘Spamalot’.”

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