Mendez made her Broadway debut as Jan in Grease in 2007. Other Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture, Godspell, and Significant Other. She originated the role of Rose Fenny in Dogfight off Broadway and starred as Elphaba in the 10th anniversary Broadway company of Wicked in 2013.
In 2018, Mendez played Carrie Pipperidge in Jack O’Brien’s revival of Carousel, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.
From 2017-23, Mendez played court reporter Sara Castillo in the CBS legal drama All Rise. In 2022, she received an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Merrily We Roll Along off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop before reprising the role on Broadway.
Feb 28, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018