Ex-‘Idol’ Sanjaya To Make Stage Debut
First Published: February 8, 2011 1:55 PM EST Credit: WireImage
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Former “American Idol” star Sanjaya Malakar is making his stage debut this month — but, no, it won’t be in “Hair.”
The Indian-American singer, who was a finalist on Season 6 of the Fox singing competition and became known as much for his hairstyles as his voice, will be stepping into the off-Broadway musical “Freckleface Strawberry.”
The show is based on the popular children’s book by Julianne Moore and is being staged at New World Stages on 50th Street.
Malakar, son of a Bengali classical musician, joins the show on Feb. 23.
The 21-year-old is currently writing and recording his own original music for a full length album “Life-Love-Music.”
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