"I'm very happy about where I'm at and very confident as to what I can do. Now I consider it an addition to my career," Secada told Tuesday's Detroit Free Press.
The singer's stint in the traveling troupe of the Broadway show is his third after starring as Danny Zuko in a revival of "Grease" and as the emcee in "Cabaret," the role that changed Secada's career.
" ... What it represented: the physical demands, the emotional demands, the acting. It was a tremendous role. This opened my eyes and the floodgates to keep doing theater," Secada said.
The pop singer, who said his fans are "surprised in a good way" to see him do theater, has a new record under way.
"I just finished my first jazz album. It should be out early next year. ... Jazz was my first love when I got into music, before my songwriting and pop career," he said.