Alex Newell

Alex Newell


Fri, Oct 6, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Enlow Recital Hall
215 North Avenue , Hillside , NJ, 07205

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Join Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, Alex Newell, as they perform an eclectic mix of Broadway, American, pop and R&B standards at this inspiring concert event. Alex will bring the party, excitement, and their signature powerhouse voice to an unforgettable evening.


Alex Newell has made history with their recent Tony Award win for the hit musical SHUCKED, which has received glowing reviews and praise, with Alex’s performance of the song “Independently Owned” being called a showstopper. Their performances have also granted them the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Musical. Prior to this, Alex starred as the God ‘Asaka’ (female role) in the Broadway revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. This show granted Alex a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album, and the show was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 2018, won Best Revival and featured Alex’s song, which they performed live.


Apart from theater, Alex was also recently a series regular on NBC show ZOEYS EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST, where they played the non-binary character Monique. Most recent guest credits include Fox’s OUR KIND OF PEOPLE, EMPIRE and NBC pilot IMAGINARY FRIEND. Most notably, Alex rose to national attention from the GLEE PROJECT, leading to their regular series role on GLEE, in which they portrayed the transgender character UNIQUE. On the music side, Alex is signed to Big Beat Records (an Atlantic Records subsidiary). Their song “Kill the Lights” was featured throughout the HBO series VINYL. Alex is also a spokesperson for GLAAD and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award in 2020 for their work on ZOEYS.