Alex

Actor. Singer. Dancer.

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  Now Starring in  
 "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical  
  (1st National Tour)  as Disco Donna  
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About Me

Alex is a North Carolina native who worked in film and television as a child. Young Alex can be see in commercials for Target, Rooms-To-Go Kids Furniture, and NASCAR. She also played the lead role of Princess Zulie in "Barney: The Land of Make Believe" and is the face of Laylie on the cover of "Laylie's Daring Quest", part of the Life of Faith book series. 

 

     After discovering a love for live performance, Alex studied Drama at the North Carolina School of the Arts where she received her High School Diploma. She went on to receive her BFA in Musical Theatre and Minor in Dance from a North Carolina University in 2014. 

 

     Shortly after college, Alex set sail on the high seas on various contracts with Norwegian Cruise Line, performing in productions including Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Diva 1), Legally Blonde the Musical (Pilar), Burn the Floor (Principle Female Vocalist), and Vegas the Show! (Principle Vocalist). She also performed regionally in productions including West Side Story (Francisca) at North Shore Music Theatre and Hairspray (Dynamite) at Flat Rock Playhouse.

 

    In 2018 Alex toured the US and Canada in Motown the Musical, beginning as a Swing and later transitioning into the roles of Florence Ballard and Suzanne dePasse. Later that year she made her Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as Janelle Woods. After a year on Broadway, Alex hit the road again, this time to lead the 1st National Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, representing legendary disco queen Donna Summer. 

 

     When the 2020 quarantine went into effect, the tour went on hiatus and Alex began teaching virtually; first for a dance studio in her hometown, and then for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. With lemons, we make lemonade! While theaters are dark, Alex is excited to share what she’s learned over the last 20 years in the business with young performers in virtual classes, workshops, and masterclasses. She also recently directed a live-streamed, high-school production of RENT, fully masked and socially distanced! 

 

     When she is not teaching or performing, Alex enjoys soaking up the sun, reading cheesy romance novels, eating foods from around the world, and personal organizing. 

 

Alex is a New Yorker - Chicagoan, and a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association. 

 
 

Credits

Broadway:

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

National Tour:

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical"  (Disco Donna) 1st National

   

Motown the Musical

Regional/Cruise Ship:

West Side Story (North Shore Music Theatre), Hairspray (Flatrock Playhouse), Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Vegas! The Show, Burn the Floor (Norwegian Cruise Line)

Representation

Theatre, Television, and Film

Carlton, Goddard, and Freer

212.379.6822 

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