Alex Newell On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets

Alex Newell

Alex Eugene Newell was born on August 20, 1992 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He attended Kipp Lynn Academy and later the Bishop Fenwick High School, where he graduated in 2012. Growing up, Alex was a valued member of both his school's and church's choirs.

Alex's "big break" came as he was accepted to compete on "The Glee Project" casting show to win a role on the hit musical TV series "Glee". Although he came runner-up on the show, producers of the show decided to grant him two episodes and he debuted as Wade 'Unique' Adams - a transgender student - in 2012. Fans of the show were so enamored with the character of Unique that Alex was invited back to "Glee" for a full-time or recurring role from the fourth season onwards. Between 2012 and 2015, Newell has appeared in a total of 43 episodes of "Glee".

Since then, Alex has starred as Morgan in "Resident Advisors" on Hulu in 2015 and as Sam in "Imaginary Friend" on NBC in 2016. In February 2016, he also release his debut EP called "POWER".

Alex made his Broadway debut as Asaka, Mother of the Earth, in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island on November 9, 2017, and remained with the production until its final performance on January 6, 2019.


Alex Newell & Hailey Kilgore in Once on This Island
(Photo by Joan Marcus)


Previous shows Featuring Alex Newell