Adam Lambert Dreams of Originating a Role on Broadway | Playbill

News Adam Lambert Dreams of Originating a Role on Broadway Adam Lambert, the "American Idol" finalist who also appeared in the national tour of Wicked, discussed the idea of playing Broadway with
Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert

Lambert, who possesses a rangy, soaring tenor, said, "If I were going to do a musical, I would want it to be something new. I’d want to originate something. I wouldn’t want to step into something that the last guy did."

It was recently reported that the singer turned down an invitation to star in the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

"I’ve heard that Broadway is in a good space right now: the shows are good and people are wanting to see them which is fantastic," Lambert added. "So, if it were the right project that felt interesting I would be into it. For me personally it would have to feel different.

"As somebody who has been doing theater since I was a kid… I think that contemporary theater has a very specific sound and approach and a lot of people sound exactly the same in the way they sing the material, and do the scenes, and it’s become homogenized. And it’s hard for me to sit and watch some of it, because it doesn’t feel organic or that it has any vibe. It feels 'trained.' And I can’t place the blame on the performers: everybody needs to get work. But it’s this style, so people say, 'That’s what’s working, I’ve got to do it like this.'"

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