Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

'The Voice' winner Javier Colon to play Ray Charles on 'Playboy Club'

Posted on

Javier Colon
Lewis Jacobs/NBC

Javier Colon
Lewis Jacobs/NBC

Javier Colon‘s unique sound helped propel him to win the first season of The Voice, but now the singer will have to channel one of the most iconic voices of all-time: Ray Charles. NBC confirmed to EW that Colon will portray Ray Charles in an upcoming episode of The Playboy Club, in which he’ll sing “Let the Good Times Roll.”

But, Colon isn’t the only star stepping back in time — to the ’60s, to be precise — to portray a legend. Colbie Caillat will appear on the show as Lesley Gore, and will sing her classic “It’s My Party,” while Raphael Saadiq will portray Sam Cooke and croon “We’re Having a Party.” Perhaps taking a cue from American Dreams, The Playboy Club will continue to cast popular singers to play icons and perform on the show. (Billboard reports NBC is currently looking to cast singers to appear as James Brown, Roy Orbison, and possibly Frank Sinatra.)

The Playboy Club premieres on NBC on Monday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m.

Read more:

‘The Voice’ finale recap

Colbie Caillat is first ‘Playboy Club’ celebrity guest star — EXCLUSIVE

NBC’s groovy bunny-stuffed ‘Playboy Club’ art — EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Comments