Alex Newell On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets

Alex Newell

"Glee" star Alex Newell is currently making his Broadway debut in Once on This Island at Broadway's Circle in the Square.

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.

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


Shows Currently Featuring Alex Newell

Once On This Island
Once on This Island as Asaka
Circle in the Square Theatre
To Sunday, January 6, 2019

Once on This Island is the extraordinary story of a fearless young dreamer named Ti Moune. After a massive storm rages through her village, a ray of hope appears through a young man from the wealthy side of the island. An unexpected romance blossoms. But when their different cultures threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune—guided by the island gods—sets out on a journey to stay beside the man who has captured her heart. The musical transforms the reality of post-storm Haiti into a fantastical world bursting with Caribbean rhythms and dance.