<p><span></span> <strong>Name: Sanjaya Malakar</strong><br />
Q: What have you been up to?
A: Keeping busy, I'm working on my solo album. I released an EP when I released my book. Since then, I've been living life in New York and Los Angeles and Seattle, now I'm doing Freckleface Strawberry on Broadway and trying to figure some tour dates in there as well. I opened the show on February 23 and run till May 28.
Q: Are you scared to be doing a Broadway show?
A: I'm excited. It's my first Broadway show and a little scary, but everyone associated with it is really nice and supportive. Still, it's definitely nerve-wracking. There are expectations about Broadway, so you don't want to let them down.
Q: What are you most proud of doing since Idol?
A: My greatest achievement is just staying in there and being here. Being in people's minds and able to have all these experiences, just being relevant and not stopping.
Q: Do you talk to anyone from Idol?
A: As much as possible. I talked to Jordin [Sparks] recently. I wanted to go to her Super Bowl party but couldn't. Still, I got to catch up with her. We try to keep in touch but everyone is busy.
Q: What goes through your mind when you think about Idol?
A: For me, it was all experience. I auditioned purely because it was in Seattle, and I wanted to see how far I could get, then move on with my life. I didn't expect to get on the show, let alone go as far as I did. Every point past the audition was an achievement; everything since then is just more added to the bowl of goodies.
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