Lindsay Pearce - Actress/Singer - Modesto Junior College
Former Modesto Junior College theater student Lindsay Pearce has starred in amateur shows since the age of 13. She is an adopted child and for the first six months of her life she was deaf, which helped her to appreciate her ear for music.
In early 2011, Pearce was chosen as one of 12 competitors out of 40,000 that auditioned to be on "The Glee Project," a singing/acting reality show where the winner would receive a seven-episode arc on the third season of "Glee." She made it to the final four and was chosen as a runner up, with the producers giving her a two-episode arc.
In the third season premiere of "Glee," she was introduced as Harmony, an ambitious and talented singer who leaves Kurt and Rachel completely blown away after watching her sing a mash-up of "Anything Goes" and "Anything You Can Do." Pearce's second performance in the same season's Sectionals episode featured her performing "Buenos Aires" from Evita. Her performances were widely acclaimed by critics such as TV Line's Michael Slezak, who said Harmony was "brilliantly brought to life", and Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club who wrote that she "may be the best new character ever." Both tracks were released as singles for digital download after the episodes aired. Lindsay also recorded "Do You Hear What I Hear?" for Glee's 2011 Christmas album.
Pearce recently starred as Snow White in Nigel Lythgoe's (American Idol/So You Think You Can Dance) production of the musical "A Snow White Christmas" opposite Neil Patrick Harris.
She was born in Modesto.
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