Lindsay Mendez grew up in Norwalk, California and studied singing, dancing and acting from age 6. She attended the Orange County High School of the Arts as a Musical Theater Major, and moved to NYC after graduating high school to pursue a career in theater.
This past June, she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award, for her performance as Carrie Pipperidge in the 2018 Broadway revival of Carousel. Other Broadway credits include: Significant Other, Wicked (Elphaba, 10th Anniversary company), Godspell, Everyday Rapture, Grease. Off-Broadway/regional credits include: The Golden Apple (City Center Encores!), Dogfight (Second Stage; Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown Theatre Festival), 35mm, The Winter’s Tale (Delacorte Theater). Television: “Smash.” Debut album: This Time. Her concert work includes appearances with Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC, Lyrics and Lyricists, and the American Pops Orchestra. Her television credits include "Smash," "Murphy Brown," and "Elementary." In 2012, she co-founded Actor Therapy, a training and mentorship program that she runs in New York City, with composer Ryan Scott Oliver.