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STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Performs 'Defying Gravity' at Barefoot at the Symphony

March 2
6:53 PM 2012


Idina Menzel performs "Defying Gravity" from the Broadway smash "Wicked" with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. Watch the clip below!

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Menzel has a diverse career on stage and in film, television, and music. She recently appeared in the television hit Glee, and is currently on a sold-out tour, performing with leading orchestras around the country. In 2009 Ms. Menzel co-starred with Josh Groban in the concert version of Chess: The Musical, recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall and broadcast on PBS. In December 2005 she completed her role as the misunderstood Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, for which she received a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award nomination.

She reprised the role in London's West End in September 2006, receiving the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also starred in Michael John LaChiusa's musical See What I Wanna See, directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater, garnering Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations. Other honors included a Tony nomination for her debut performance as Maureen in the original production of Rent, and a Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Kate in Manhattan Theater Club's Off-Broadway original musical, The Wild Party.


STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Performs 'Defying Gravity' at Barefoot at the Symphony
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