Adam Lambert is an American pop superstar and former cast member in the L.A. production of Wicked. From 2005-2008 he performed in the ensemble, as well as understudy the role of Fiyero, in the national tour and Los Angeles productions of Wicked. He has well known songs.
Adam Lambert was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lambert's early career was mainly centered around musical theater, including childhood roles in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Fiddler on the Roof, and other musicals including The Music Man, Chess, and Grease.
From 2005-2008 he performed in the ensemble, as well as understudy the role of Fiyero, in the national tour and Los Angeles productions of Wicked. In later interviews, he stated that though he loved Wicked, it did not bring him the spotlight he craved.
In 2008 he auditioned for American Idol in San Francisco, where judge Kara DioGuardi recognized him from Wicked. His popularity quickly rose and he soon became a top contender for the finals. He did end up making it to the finals, where Kris Allen beat him out. Many in the media speculated that Lambert's sexual orientation impacted the final tally.
Lambert released his debut album, For Your Entertainment in November 2009, which included the hit singles "For Your Entertainment" and "Whataya Want From Me".