Sunday, June 08, 2008

Earth Angel

Ex-American Idol season 5 winner Taylor Hicks made his official Broadway debut in NYC this past Friday night starring in the new production of Grease at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Hicks plays the Teen Angel in the production (a role made famous on the big screen by Frankie Avalon) ... here are a few pics from his opening night performance:

Photo credit: Wireimage

"American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks makes his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated revival of Grease at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre June 6. Hicks, who was the Season Five "American Idol" winner, succeeds Stephen Buntrock as Teen Angel in the summer-lovin' musical. The Alabama native is scheduled to stay with the production through Sept. 7. In a recent statement "Idol" winner Hicks said, "I am incredibly excited to be a part of one of my favorite musicals. The Soul Patrol's gonna invade Broadway!"

Now see ... I know that Taylor Hicks isn't all that old (he was born in 1976) but he normally looks pretty old with all that grey hair ... this Grease hairdo doesn't do much to make him look any younger. Nonetheless, I'm sure that Taylor Hicks will do a fine job on Broadway. He is a talented singer, which puts him ahead of the game of some of the other celebs doing stints on Broadway. I find him way more talented than Clay Aiken, so he gets my vote for Idol on Broadway. [Source]