THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Clay Aiken (Video)

By Playbill Staff
November 30, 2012

"American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken, who starred on Broadway in Monty Python's Spamalot, celebrates his birthday Nov. 30.



Playbill.com takes a look back at Aiken's career with clips from the second season of "American Idol," his performances of Broadway classics, television appearances and more.

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Aiken's initial audition for "American Idol":

"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" on "American Idol":

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" on "American Idol":

"Unchained Melody" on "American Idol":

"Grease" on "American Idol":

Aiken performing at the Home for the Holidays benefit at the Beacon Theatre:

Aiken talks about starring in Broadway's Spamalot on "The View":

Aiken's performance of "Home" from The Wiz at the 2011 Broadway Backwards:

Aiken's performance of "This is the Moment" from Jekyll & Hyde at the Bringing Broadway Home benefit:

Aiken singing "Those Magic Changes" from Grease:

Aiken, Terrence Mann, Lauren Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence and Quiana Parler performing "Imagine":

Aiken singing "In Whatever Time We Have" from Children of Eden alongside Lauren Kennedy:

"Last Night of the World" from Miss Saigon, featuring Aiken and Quiana Parler: