Constantine Maroulis Lands ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Lead

“American Idol” veteran Constantine Maroulis will star in the upcoming Broadway musical “Jekyll & Hyde.”

Maroulis — who placed sixth in the fourth season of the show — has landed the starring dual role in the upcoming production of “Jekyll & Hyde.” Maroulis will play both Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in the musical based on the Robert Louis Stevenson story, which begins a 25-week national tour at the Civic Theatre in San Diego, Calif. on October 2 before beginning a limited Broadway run in Spring 2013.

The show, which bowed on Broadway in 1997 and played for four years, was written by Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn, with  a book by Oscar and Grammy winner Leslie Bricusse. Jeff Calhoun, whose credits include “High School Musical: On Tour!” and “Big River” on Broadway, will direct and choreograph the revival. Nederlander Presentations will produce.

Maroulis made his Broadway debut in “The Wedding Singer” and is currently in the title role of “Toxic Avenger” at the Alley Theatre in Houston. His debut album, “Constantine,” was released on his own label, Sixth Place Records.

Maroulis is no stranger to musical theater: the 36-year-old belter, known for his dark, untamed mane, received a best actor Tony Award nomination for his performance in “Rock of Ages” (he’ll also play a small role in the upcoming big-screen version, starring Tom Cruise), and has performed on stage presentations of “The Wedding Singer” and “Rent.”

(With information from Reuters)