There is definitely life after American Idol for finalists who failed to snatch the crown. The Broadway stage has become home to such popular contests as Tamyra Gray(RENT), Frenchie Davis(RENT), Clay Aiken(Spamalot), Lakisha Jones(The Color Purple), and even Fantasia Barrino, winner of season four who went on to star in The Color Purple as Miss Ceiley, grossing over 6 million dollars for the show.
Anwar Robinson is the latest contestant to lend his extraordinary talent to the cast of Jonathan Larson's pulitzer-prize winning musical RENT on tour. The show will play Atlanta's Fox Theater beginning April 25-27.
Robinson will be playing the role of Tom Collins, a sultry voiced college professor who is HIV positive and in love with a beautiful drag queen named Angel. Jesse L. Martin of the television drama Law & Order originated the role on Broadway .
If you're a RENThead like I am and you're in Atlanta then you don't want to miss this show. Time is also running out as the show will end it's twelve year run on Broadway when it closes this September.
And yes, Anwar will have a live onstage kiss with another man. Check out the clip below of the beautiful duet "I'll Cover You" sung by the original Tom Collins and Angel Jesse L. Martin and Wilson Jermaine Heredia.
And because this amateur couple lip-synching the duet was so damn cute I had to post their video too.