The Lady's Got Potential: Top Ten Up-and-Coming Musical Actresses

By Ben Rimalower
04 Jan 2014

Lindsay Mendez

Lindsay Mendez, (@lindsaymendez)

Like many people, I first became aware of Lindsay Mendez as one of Sherie Rene Scott's fabulous backup singers in Everyday Rapture.  As her throngs of fans (and lucky people who saw her the recent revivals of Godspell and Grease) already know, Mendez is undeniably a star too bright to be kept in the shadows. She has quickly gone on to bigger things, such as last season's acclaimed Dogfight and her current gig as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. Even in a brief cameo singing on "Smash," Mendez made a lasting impression.