Broadway just got a new Idol.
Singer Jordin Sparks, who became the youngest person in history to win American Idol when she snatched victory on the TV talent show in 2007, will make her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights this summer. The “No Air” star has been cast as Nina Rosario for a 12-week engagement kicking off Thursday, Aug 19.
Sparks is just the latest in a bevy of former American Idol stars to grace the bright lights of the Great White Way. Idol Season 5 champ Taylor Hicks appeared as “Teen Angel” in the Broadway revival of Grease, while Constantine Maroulis won critical acclaim in the hit musical Rock of Ages.