CBS announced that Constantine Maroulis will join the cast of the daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful beginning Tuesday, May 15 -- and the former American Idol fourth season finalist will be able to show-off his vocal talents as well, as he'll be performing some songs from his upcoming debut album over the next several months of the show.

The 31-year-old Brooklyn, NY native will play the role of music producer Constantine Parros, who becomes involved with both the career and personal life of heiress Phoebe Forrester, played by Mackenzie Mauzy.  The Bold and the Beautiful executive producer Brad Bell previously described Maroulis' role as more than a cameo.  The Bold and the Beautiful is broadcast weekdays from 1:30-2PM ET and 12:30-1PM PT on CBS.

The seventh finalist eliminated from Idol's fourth season in April 2005, Maroulis briefly tried a solo career before turning his attention to acting. 

In the fall of 2005 he signed to star in a television sitcom called Brooklyn for ABC, but the network passed on the project before it got through the script stage.  However Maroulis didn't quit and in September 2006 he joined the Broadway cast of The Wedding Singer.  He turned that into a role in the off-Broadway musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris this past January. 

His debut album is scheduled to be released this summer.