Lindsay Mendez
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Lindsay also has a major passion for jazz and contemporary music.  She collaborates with jazz pianist Marco Paguia, and as Lindsay Mendez and the Marco Paguia trio, they gig around town, reimagining songs from popular music in the setting of jazz piano trio and vocalist.  They recently recorded their first album entitled “This Time” currently available on itunes.  Their vast catalogue is comprised of the singers and songwritters that inspire them, including Alexi Murdoch, Alicia Keys, Fiona Apple, Janis Joplin, Jason Mraz, Jeff Buckley, Raul Midon, Joni Mitchell, Lenny Kravitz, Macy Gray, Martin Sexton, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Stevie Wonder, and U2.

LINDSAY MENDEZ recently starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theater.  She had the honor of playing the role for the 10th Anniversary of Wicked, and appeared on the Today Show and the Katie Couric show as part of the celebration.  She received a Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination, and a Drama League nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance as Rose Fenny in the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight.
  Lindsay grew up in Southern California, and trained at the Orange County High School of the Arts in the Musical Theatre Conservatory.    Lindsay was one of the stars of The Broadway Revival of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre.  In 2010, she was seen on Broadway as a Mennonette to Sherie Rene Scott in RoundAbout’s Tony-Nominated production of Everyday Rapture.  She made her Broadway debut as Jan in the 2007 Revival of Grease, directed by Kathleen Marshall.  Her Off-Broadway credits include Dogfight and Everyday Rapture at 2nd Stage Theatre Company and Betty Jean in The Marvelous Wonderettes at the West Side Theatre.  Her other credits include:  Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (TRTC), The Trouble with Doug (NAMT, directed by Victoria Clark), 35MM (Urban Stages, directed by Daisy Prince), Footloose (Sacramento Music Circus, Kansas City Starlight), Princesses (NAMT, Goodspeed Opera House, 5th Avenue Theater),  , Go the Distance, and The Lyrics of David Zippel (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kaufman Center).  Her Recordings include: “Dogfight”(OCR), “Godspell”(OCR), “Everyday Rapture”(OCR), “Grease”(OCR), “New York City Christmas”(a benefit for ASTEP), and “35MM”(OCR).
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