Behold: Clay Aiken in Technicolor.
The 34-year-old American Idol alum is letting it all hang out in a rainbow of glory in this new photo released by the Ogunquit Playhouse, a theater in Maine where Aiken is currently starring in the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The season two alum, sporting a fabulous red wig and draped in a rainbow of colors rivaling only the Gymboree parachute, has stepped into the role immortalized by former teen Idols David Cassidy and Donny Osmond through Aug. 25 at the playhouse.
“I like this role because it doesn’t make me dance,” he told the Portland Press Herald last month. “Rehearsals are going quite well. [Other cast members are] learning their difficult dance moves that I don’t have to do.”
The biblical saga surrounds the adventures of Joseph, who is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt.
Aiken has starred in theater in prior productions on Broadway. He played Sir Robin in Spamalot.
On a personal note, he has much to celebrate this week. His son, Parker Foster Aiken, will turn 5 Thursday.
Below is a video gallery of pictures from the show compiled by a fan. The clip includes audio of Aiken singing “This Is the Moment” from Jekyll and Hyde. The lead role in that show was portrayed by season four’s Constantine Maroulis on Broadway this spring. Also check out Aiken in action meeting fans outside the stage door after the show.