Atlantic Records Signing Singer/Actor Alex Newell
Atlantic Records has announced its signing of singer/actor Alex Newell. The multi-talented performer - best known for his co-starring role on Fox's hit series, "Glee" - is currently hard at work preparing his debut album, to be released via Atlantic and Glee Executive Music Producer Adam Anders' Deep Well Records.
"Alex is such an undeniable talent with one of the most unique and distinct voices I've heard in a long time, "said Craig Kallman, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records. "We are so thrilled to welcome him to the Atlantic family."
Quote from Adam Anders:
"In just three short years, Alex Newell has quickly gone from a Massachusetts high school student to a beloved star on one of television's most popular and influential series. His 2011 self-taped audition earned him over one million MySpace views as well as a spot on the first season of Oxygen's "The Glee Project." The gifted young performer proved an undeniable star and ultimately, the hit competition series' first runner-up. Initially cast on "Glee" for just a two-episode arc, Newell proved an immediate fan favorite with his dynamic performance as Wade 'Unique' Adams and was soon elevated to the main cast. The groundbreaking role highlights Newell's remarkably diverse talent, allowing him to shine as both the shy, outcast Wade and his bold, brave alter ego, Unique. With his powerhouse vocalizing, versatile acting, and undeniable magnetism, Newell has earned widespread critical acclaim, a loyal fan following, and, along with his fellow "Glee" cast members, a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for "Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series."
In addition to his role on "Glee," Newell is featured in the upcoming Huffington Pictures film, "Geography Club." Based on the best-selling and acclaimed novel, the film - which also stars Cameron Deane Stewart ("Pitch Perfect"), Meaghan Jette Martin ("Camp Rock"), and Nikki Blonsky ("Hairspray") - arrives in theatres across North America on Nov. 15th.
As if that weren't enough, Newell is a committed social activist, whose philanthropic work includes support for the American Cancer Society. Moreover, he is a proud role model and inspiration to LGBT teens around the world.