In an effort to destroy aspiring actors’ dreams, Mike Nichols hired American Idol rejectoid Clay Aiken to play Sir Robin in Broadway’s Spamalot.
Saying they’re lucky to have Aiken join the cast, Nichols also insists:
Clay Aiken is amazing beyond that glorious voice. Turns out he is an excellent comic actor and a master of character. 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.
Actually, we believe that Aiken’s an “excellent comic actor”. He’s been playing the same knee-slappingly campy role forever, if you know what we mean.