Actor and singer Adam Lambert began his career on the stage, appearing in the Los Angeles production of the musical Wicked and alongside Val Kilmer in The Ten Commandments before auditioning for the eighth season of American Idol, eventually making it to the top two, but ultimately losing out to talented rival Kris Allen.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Began singing at age 10 and is versatile in the genres of rock, pop, punk and show tunes.
- Appeared in the Los Angeles production of the musical Wicked.
- Was a finalist in Season 8 of American Idol, eventually finishing as the runner-up to Kris Allen.
- Released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, in 2009.
- Has frequently performed with the band Queen, as Queen + Adam Lambert.
- Is an advocate for LGBT equality and received the GLADD Davidson/Valentini Award in 2013.