Alex Newell is having a minute.
It’s been a years given that audiences were initially presented to the powerhouse entertainer as he contended on the very first season of Oxygen’s The Glee Project, looking for a sought after guest-star arc on the Fox hit Glee. He didn’t win, however showed so remarkable that he landed the function of Wade “Unique” Adams anyhow, ultimately ending up being a series routine.
Since then, Alex has actually taken an outstanding profession that’s taken him into the recording studio, with an EP and a handful of stand-alone songs to his name, onto Broadway, with a function in the 2017 revival of Once on This Island, and back to TELEVISION, where he’s presently co-starring on NBC’s lovely musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, now in its 2nd season.
In reality, it’s Alex’s work as Mo, a genderfluid DJ and the titular character’s neighbor, that simply made him a Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series election at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Television Awards, happening on March 7. “Color me dead,” Alex composed on Instagram after finding out of their election, “shocked.. and truly honored to even be thought of and nominated!!!!”