Alex Newell is having a second.
It has been a decade since audiences have been first launched to the powerhouse performer as he competed on the primary season of Oxygen’s The Glee Mission, in search of out a coveted guest-star arc on the Fox hit Glee. He did not win, however proved so spectacular that he landed the function of Wade “Distinctive” Adams anyway, ultimately turning into a collection common.
Since then, Alex has carved out a formidable profession that is taken him into the recording studio, with an EP and a handful of stand-alone singles to his identify, onto Broadway, with a task within the 2017 revival of As soon as on This Island, and again to TV, the place he is at present co-starring on NBC’s charming musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, now in its second season.
Actually, it is Alex’s work as Mo, a genderfluid DJ and the titular character’s next-door neighbor, that simply earned him a Greatest Supporting Actor in a Comedy Sequence nomination on the 2021 Critics’ Selection Tv Awards, going down on March 7. “Coloration me useless,” Alex wrote on Instagram after studying of their nomination, “shocked.. and actually honored to even be considered and nominated!!!!”