The "Glee" star shattering expectations
From a MySpace audition for a reality competition, to a groundbreaking TV role as a transgender teen on "Glee," to headlining on Broadway, Alex Newell, has, at the age of 25, already had a career unlike any other musical star. He joined "Salon Talks"...
Yet just a few years ago, Newell's dreams seemed far out of reach. After applying to multiple university musical theater programs, Newell didn't get an acceptance to any. "Not a one," Newell told Mary Elizabeth Williams on "Salon Talks." "I have no idea," he added, saying, "I think it's because I'm not the cookie cutter type. All these conservatories and schools, they have a mold that they have to fit kids in and then train them to be that type. I didn't fit in any of them. I walked in and they didn't know what to do with me."
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