Mendez as Rose Fenny in Dogfight
|Born||Lindsay Michelle Mendez
March 1, 1983
Norwalk, California, US
|Education||Orange County High School of the Arts|
|Known for||Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell, Grease|
|Spouse(s)||Michael Borth (m. 2008 - 2014)
Philip Wakefield (m. 2016 - present)
Lindsay Michelle Mendez (born March 1, 1983) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her work on Broadway in Wicked as the 10th Anniversary Elphaba, Godspell, Grease as Jan, and Everyday Rapture. For her role as Rose Fenny in Off-Broadway's Dogfight, she was nominated for the 2013 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and the 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. She has just returned to New York after previewing the show "A Little More Alive", written by Nick Blaemire, in Kansas City, where she played the role of Lizzie. Her other theater credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes, 35MM, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and Princesses.
Mendez frequently collaborates with fellow Broadway actor Derek Klena, with whom she shares a strong friendship. The pair, popularly known as "Klendez", have appeared alongside each other in Dogfight as Eddie Birdlace and Rose Fenny, Wicked as Elphaba and Fiyero, and frequently perform together at the Broadway supper club 54 Below. 
While performing at Wicked, Mendez filmed a popular series of video blogs for Broadway.com entitled "Fly Girl: Backstage at Wicked with Lindsay Mendez", giving an inside look at the smash musical involving interviews with current cast members, glimpses of costumes, sets, props, and how Mendez herself was transformed into the musical's protagonist, Elphaba, the green-skinned girl who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.
Mendez is also a jazz and blues singer, performing at local dining areas and concerts. She and her collaborator, pianist Marco Paguia, released a jazz album entitled "This Time" in 2013.
She also played Naomi Rodriguez in 21 Chump Street, and Laura, in the play Significant Other.
- Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, regional
- The Trouble with Doug, National Alliance of Musical Theatre
- 35MM, Urban Stages
- Footloose, Sacramento Music Circus
- Footloose, Kansas City Starlight Theatre
- Princesses, Goodspeed Opera House
- Go the Distance, and the Lyrics of David Zippel, Performer, Lincoln Center
- Go the Distance, and the Lyrics of David Zippel, Performer, Kaufman Center
- Princesses, National Alliance of Musical Theater, 2006
- Grease, Jan, Broadway, 2007–08
- Princesses, 5th Avenue Theater, 2008
- The Marvelous Wonderettes, Betty Jean (replacement), Off-Broadway, 2009
- Everyday Rapture, Dance Captain, Off-Broadway, 2009
- Everyday Rapture, Mennonite/dance captain, Broadway, 2010
- Godspell, Performer, Broadway, 2011
- Dogfight, Rose Fenny, Off-Broadway, 2012
- Wicked, Elphaba Thropp (replacement), Broadway, 2013–14
- A Little More Alive, Lizzie, Kansas Repertory Theatre, April 11 - May 11, 2014
- 21 Chump Street, Naomi Rodriguez, Brooklyn Academy of Music, June 7, 2014
- The Winter's Tale, Off-Broadway, 2014
- The Rose Tattoo, Folk Singer/Giuseppina Regional, Williamstown, 2016
- Significant Other, Laura, Off-Broadway, June 18 - August 16, 2015; Broadway, February 14, 2017
- New York City Christmas, benefit album
- This Time, with Marco Paguia, 2013
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-04-29.