Midway grad celebrates Christmas on Broadway

Midway alum Julian Diaz-Granados makes his Broadway debut this month in Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show. The variety show is headlined by former American Idol stars Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, as well as Midway’s 2010 grad.

While this is Diaz-Granados’s first Broadway show, his accolades include a national tour Junie B. Jones. He attributes some of his success to his education.

“I’m still very proud of Midway, and wouldn’t be here without the teachers I had along the way,” said Diaz-Granados.

Diaz-Granados’s mother, Lennie Diaz-Granados, elaborated on Julian’s sentiments. “We are so happy for Julian – and none of us ever take for granted the excellent music education that Julian (and [brothers] Noah and Sam) received at Midway. Our family is forever blessed by the piano lessons from Sandy Back, music classes with Doris Music at Spring Valley, choral direction & performance experience from Tammy Benton, and Jeff and Jannifer Rice! Midway’s emphasis on the importance of Fine Arts is crucial for ALL students, and this family is forever grateful.”

In true holiday spirit, a portion of the proceeds from Ruben & Clay’s show will be benefiting the National Inclusion Project, one of the leading voices for the inclusion of children with disabilities. Click here for show info.


Photo and info from Broadway Buzz at https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194329/ruben-studdard-clay-aiken-ring-in-the-holidays-as-their-spectacular-reunion-show-opens-on-broadway/