As previously announced, the show's 15th season will begin in January 2016.
Ryan Seacrest, who has been with the series since its inception, will again host. Judges will include Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.
Clay Aiken, who was cast in Broadway's Spamalot:
Frenchie Davis, who played the "Seasons of Love" soloist in Rent:
Jordin Sparks, who played Nina in In the Heights:
Ace Young, who played Kenickie in Grease and Berger in Hair (where he met his wife, fellow "Idol" alum Diana DeGarmo):
Jennifer Hudson, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Effie White in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls and who will make her Broadway debut in The Color Purple:
Anthony Fedorov, who starred in the Off-Broadway revival of Rent:
LaKisha Jones, who was seen on Broadway in The Color Purple:
Although Todrick Hall already played Broadway in The Color Purple, the performer became a YouTube sensation — especially within the theatre community!