Idina Menzel's Tony performance

qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:01am
Finally, a real star turn (I personally don't like watching production numbers on the Tony awards) and she nails it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZQ4_eXFrdM

Will surely go down as one of the great Tony performances.

Updated On: 6/9/14 at 12:01 AM
getlucky2
Understudy
joined:3/26/14
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:05am
She was amazing. And I love how simple it was. Idina's vocal histrionics are not for everyone but it was perfect for the emotion of the song.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:08am
STELLAR.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
Trytodefy
Swing
joined:12/28/10
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:09am
It's unreal. This is how contemporary musical theatre should be performed. She throws her heart and soul out onto that stage. This is passion. Reckless abandoned. Truly one of a kind.
holdyourbatboy
Stand-by
joined:3/1/04
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:13am
This was the best performance of the night for me.
BroadwayGirl107
Broadway Legend
joined:8/26/03
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:13am
I'm so happy. I'm so proud. She was beautiful.
"This country, this experiment, America, this hubris: what a lament if no one saw it go. Here today, gone tomorrow. Dissipation is actually much worse than cataclysm."--August: Osage County
YouWantitWhen????
Broadway Legend
joined:7/16/05
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:16am
Ditto to all of the above. I hope it brings more to see If/Then - which I liked much more than the general critics.
<---------- No kids, no man, but I have some great pussies! And, If you're lucky, you too can call me Your Sassy Hagness.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:17am
Absolutely love it.
#sadandtransparent
Wilmingtom
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/11
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:18am
I regret being the dissenting voice but I didn't get that performance. Yes, she can belt her face off but I didn't get the emotional journey. What I got was technique and working the soft palate like a full-time job. She is not, IMHO, the best singing storyteller around by a long shot despite those fierce pipes.
TFMH18
Stand-by
joined:1/10/13
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:19am
Hands down, HANDS DOWN the best performance of the night. It drives me crazy that this show is not getting the respect it deserves. Also, I cannot believe this song did not elicit a standing ovation from the audience. What a special talent this woman is.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:21am
"I regret being the dissenting voice but I didn't get that performance. Yes, she can belt her face off but I didn't get the emotional journey."

Err, there's a whole show that comes before that song typically... it's not really a self-contained piece.
formerly oasisjeff on here.
Trish2
Broadway Star
joined:8/20/06
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:22am
There's no question about that voice. But I imagine she's not going to appreciate how she looks when she see's the playback. The facial expressions were truly frightening. What looks good on stage does not always translate to the camera.
YouWantitWhen????
Broadway Legend
joined:7/16/05
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:22am
Yep. What she sang is basically the resolution of the show. Or, at least 1/2 of it.
<---------- No kids, no man, but I have some great pussies! And, If you're lucky, you too can call me Your Sassy Hagness.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:22am
It made me want to go see the show.
yr pal,
joey




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RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:28am
You could tell that she wanted to say the f-word not screw. LOL
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:28am
it made me NOT want to see the show. What an awful song.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:30am
"it made me NOT want to see the show. What an awful song."

Then that was a good three minutes of your time, no?
formerly oasisjeff on here.
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:34am
The song was dreadful.

Updated On: 6/9/14 at 12:34 AM
Jazzinator
Swing
joined:5/19/14
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:35am
Agree, loved the simplicity and it really stood out. Best live TV performance I've seen from her.
Trytodefy
Swing
joined:12/28/10
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:38am
Updated On: 6/9/14 at 12:38 AM
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:44am
She was extraordinary tonight.
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:47am
Yes it was a good three minutes of my time.

So was previewing the score on itunes. Some god awful Broadway music.
And that song on the Tony's put the nail in my desire to see the show coffin.

The room I was in (Tony party) all theatre people.. all thought it was mundane.

And it is only our opinion so don't bite my head off cause it just grows back.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:52am
I wasn't biting your head off. Not every show is for everyone. So, if you don't like the music for If/Then, then you're ahead of the game of the people who went and didn't like it, or the people on the fence. I happened to love it and saw it three times, but that's kind of what's good about it. There are shows for everyone. Removing the shows you don't want to see increases your odds of seeing something you like...
formerly oasisjeff on here.
veronicamae
Featured Actor
joined:7/13/09
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:54am
So happy/proud/moved/etc etc etc. She nailed it tonight, vocally and emotionally.
jawjuhh
Understudy
joined:5/29/11
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 12:56am
I like the song for its melody but find some of the lyrics a bit idiotic
IdinaBellFoster
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/06
Idina Menzel's Tony performance
Posted: 6/9/14 at 01:08am
Flawless. She sounded amazing! Wish she could've done it on the regular Radio City stage, where her movements wouldn't have been so restrictive. Love that they included a bit of dialogue before the song!
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