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Alex Newell

 
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Alex Newell made his Broadway debut in Once On This Island. Alex is best known for playing Wade "Unique" Adams, a transgender student on FOX's "Glee." Although the stage is where it all began, some of his favorite roles include: Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Saturday ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Alex Newell made his Broadway debut in Once On This Island. Alex is best known for playing Wade "Unique" Adams, a transgender student on FOX's "Glee." Although the stage is where it all began, some of his favorite roles include: Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Saturday ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2020
Narrator
  [Off-Broadway]
MCP Concert Presentation, 2019
Farleigh
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Asaka
  [Off-Broadway]
All-Female Concert Production, 2017
Mary Magdalene

Photos

Alex Newell, Mark Evans, Pomme Koch, Wes Zurick, Megan Kane, and Allan K. Washington Photo

Alex Newell, Mark Evans, Pomme Koch, Wes Zurick, Megan Kane, and Allan K. Washington

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Alex Newell, Pomme Koch, Allan K. Washington, Megan Kane, and Wes Zurick

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Alex Newell, Pomme Koch, Mark Evans, Wes Zurick, and Megan Kane

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Alex Newell, Allan K. Washington, Megan Kane, Pomme Koch, and Wes Zurick Photo

Alex Newell, Allan K. Washington, Megan Kane, Pomme Koch, and Wes Zurick

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Alex Newell, Megan Kane, Pomme Koch, and Allan K. Washington

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2020
Narrator

  [Off-Broadway]
MCP Concert Presentation, 2019
Farleigh

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Asaka

  [Off-Broadway]
All-Female Concert Production, 2017
Mary Magdalene

Alex Newell Biography

Alex Newell made his Broadway debut in Once On This Island. Alex is best known for playing Wade "Unique" Adams, a transgender student on FOX's "Glee." Although the stage is where it all began, some of his favorite roles include: Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Saturday Night Fever (Candy). Alex is also a recording artist with Atlantic Records where he's released songs with Clean Bandit ("Stronger"), Blonde ("All Cried Out") and The Knocks ("Collect my Love"). All available now along with his debut EP entitled Power, and new single "Keep It Moving." Also Kill the Lights (Nile Rogers and DJ Cassidy) which was featured on HBO's "Vinyl." Newell can currently be seen portraying the role of Mo NBC's musical series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.

Alex Newell Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Alex Newell, Once on this Island
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Alex Newell, Once On This Island

Alex Newell News

Photos: First Look at Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans, Alex Newell & More in the Worl Photo Photos: First Look at Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans, Alex Newell & More in the World Premiere of THE LAST SUPPER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Photos from the new musical comedy The Last Supper at South Orange Performing Arts Center starring Charlotte D’Amboise, Mark Evans, and Alex Newell are now available. Get a first look here!

Adrianna Hicks, Kyle Freeman, and Alysha Deslorieux Join BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUST Photo Adrianna Hicks, Kyle Freeman, and Alysha Deslorieux Join BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series has announced additional performers for their next large-scale event, Broadway Sings Whitney Houston at Sony Hall. On the eve of her birthday, August 8, Broadway Sings will welcome a starry cast of Broadway talent including Adrianna Hicks (Six), Kyle Freeman (A Strange Loop) and Alysha Deslorieux (Hamilton), singing new arrangements of the hits of the late pop legend, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE LAST SUPPER, with Charlotte d'Amboise, Alex Newel Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE LAST SUPPER, with Charlotte d'Amboise, Alex Newell and Mark Evans
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2022

BroadwayWorld is excited to take you inside rehearsals for The Last Supper at South Orange Performing Arts Center, with Alex Newell, Charlotte d'Amboise and Mark Evans as they prep the show for the stage at New 42 Studios. Watch a video from rehearsals!

VIDEO: Watch Alex Newell & Cast of THE LAST SUPPER Sing 'Raise a Glass' Photo VIDEO: Watch Alex Newell & Cast of THE LAST SUPPER Sing 'Raise a Glass'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2022

The company of the new musical comedy, The Last Supper, is getting ready for performances at South Orange Performing Arts Center, where the show will run July 27 through August 7. Check out an exclusive video of 'Raise A Glass,' performed in the rehearsal room by Alex Newell, Mark Evans, Pomme Koch, Megan Kane, Allan K. Washington, and Wes Zurick.

Photos & Video: See Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans & Alex Newell in Rehearsals for T Photo Photos & Video: See Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans & Alex Newell in Rehearsals for THE LAST SUPPER World Premiere
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2022

The Last Supper (July 27-August 7 at SOPAC) is the new musical comedy about five liberal grad students sharing a house in a conservative college town who, in their efforts to save the world, host a collection of their neighbors for a friendly evening of dinner and discourse. Things do not go well. Get a first look inside rehearsals here!

Special Offer: Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans and Alex Newell Star in World Premiere Photo Special Offer: Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans and Alex Newell Star in World Premiere Musical Comedy
by BWW Special Offer - Jul 18, 2022

Special Offer: Charlotte d’Amboise, Mark Evans and Alex Newell Star in World Premiere Musical Comedy

VIDEO: Alex Newell, Nina West & More Perform on Disney's SAY IT WITH PRIDE Special Photo VIDEO: Alex Newell, Nina West & More Perform on Disney's SAY IT WITH PRIDE Special
by Michael Major - Jul 1, 2022

Disney+ has premiered “Say It With Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365.” The variety special features Alex Newell performing 'We're All in This Together' from High School Musical, Alan Menken and Nina West performing 'Sheridan Square,' and Angelica Ross and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles performing 'A Million Dreams.'

Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans & Alex Newell to Star in World Premiere of THE LAST S Photo Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans & Alex Newell to Star in World Premiere of THE LAST SUPPER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

The world premiere engagement of the new musical comedy, The Last Supper, taking place this summer at South Orange Performing Arts Center will star Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, Mark Evans, and Alex Newell. With book, music, and lyrics by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson, The Last Supper is based on the film of the same name.

Photos: Luke Hawkins Brings Jazz, Tap & Laughs To Birdland Theater With Alex Newell,  Photo Photos: Luke Hawkins Brings Jazz, Tap & Laughs To Birdland Theater With Alex Newell, Max von Essen & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Singer/tapper Luke Hawkins brought an extraordinary evening of singing, dancing and laughter to the Birdland Theater on Monday, June 20.  The show was a love letter to these art forms, as Luke paid homage to the history of tap dance greats. Check out photos here!

Alan Menken, Alex Newell & More Join SAY IT WITH PRIDE on Disney+ Photo Alan Menken, Alex Newell & More Join SAY IT WITH PRIDE on Disney+
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022

Participants include Alan Menken (Academy Award®-winning Disney Legend), Alex Newell (“Glee”), Angelica Ross (“Pose”), Nina West (“RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the host of the Webby Award-nominated 2021 Disney+ Pride Show), Jessica Darrow (“Encanto”), Reuby Wood (“Better Nate Than Ever”), and more.

Alex Newell Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE LAST SUPPER, with Charlotte d'Amboise, Alex Newel VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE LAST SUPPER, with Charlotte d'Amboise, Alex Newell and Mark Evans
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2022

BroadwayWorld is excited to take you inside rehearsals for The Last Supper at South Orange Performing Arts Center, with Alex Newell, Charlotte d'Amboise and Mark Evans as they prep the show for the stage at New 42 Studios. Watch a video from rehearsals!

VIDEO: Watch Alex Newell & Cast of THE LAST SUPPER Sing 'Raise a Glass' VideoVIDEO: Watch Alex Newell & Cast of THE LAST SUPPER Sing 'Raise a Glass'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2022

The company of the new musical comedy, The Last Supper, is getting ready for performances at South Orange Performing Arts Center, where the show will run July 27 through August 7. Check out an exclusive video of 'Raise A Glass,' performed in the rehearsal room by Alex Newell, Mark Evans, Pomme Koch, Megan Kane, Allan K. Washington, and Wes Zurick.

Photos & Video: See Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans & Alex Newell in Rehearsals for T VideoPhotos & Video: See Charlotte d'Amboise, Mark Evans & Alex Newell in Rehearsals for THE LAST SUPPER World Premiere
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2022

The Last Supper (July 27-August 7 at SOPAC) is the new musical comedy about five liberal grad students sharing a house in a conservative college town who, in their efforts to save the world, host a collection of their neighbors for a friendly evening of dinner and discourse. Things do not go well. Get a first look inside rehearsals here!

VIDEO: Alex Newell, Nina West & More Perform on Disney's SAY IT WITH PRIDE Special VideoVIDEO: Alex Newell, Nina West & More Perform on Disney's SAY IT WITH PRIDE Special
by Michael Major - Jul 1, 2022

Disney+ has premiered “Say It With Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365.” The variety special features Alex Newell performing 'We're All in This Together' from High School Musical, Alan Menken and Nina West performing 'Sheridan Square,' and Angelica Ross and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles performing 'A Million Dreams.'

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS VideoVIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS
by Michael Major - Dec 2, 2021

Go behind the scenes of Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas with stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Mary Steenburgen and more! The cast of the beloved musical series return for a brand-new holiday musical film, featuring Bernadette Peters, Alice Lee, and Alex Newell. Watch this new behind-the-scenes featurette, also featuring new footage from the film, now!

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Clip from ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch a Clip from ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas is coming to the Roku Channel on December 1! Watch Jane Levy, Alice Lee, and Michael Thomas Grant in an exclusive new clip. The film also stars Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher, and Bernadette Peters

VIDEO: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Coming to the Ahmanson Next Week VideoVIDEO: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Coming to the Ahmanson Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021

Center Theatre Group has released a first look trailer for A Christmas Carol, coming to the Ahmanson next week.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS
by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2021

Roku has released the trailer for Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas, a new film serving as a followup to the beloved series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, starring Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, Bernadette Peters, and more. After the show's cancellation in June 2021, the new film will take off just where the series left off.

VIDEO: Watch Alex Newell in a First Look at ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS VideoVIDEO: Watch Alex Newell in a First Look at ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS
by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2021

The Roku Channel has released a first look at Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas, a continuation of NBC's hit series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Watch Alex Newell belt out 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year' to Jane Levy now!

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

Rejoycify! It's just a matter of days until PBS presents Wicked IN CONCERT: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score. The special will air on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 9pm ET (check local listings) on PBS. Check out a sneak peek!


Alex Newell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alex Newell been in?
Alex Newell has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Alex Newell been in?
Alex Newell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Alex Newell been nominated for?
Best Featured Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Once on this Island and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Once On This Island .

What awards has Alex Newell won?
Best Featured Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Once on this Island.