Idina Menzel Will Perform at OSCARS 'If They Ask Me!'
In an interview posted on today's EWonline, Broadway star Idina Menzel commented on this morning's announcement that Disney's hit animated film, FROZEN received two Oscar nominations, including one for Best Animated Feature, and another for the hit song, "Let It Go," performed in the film by the 'If/Then' star herself.
In the interview, Menzel was asked the question that's on everyone's mind, namely will she perform the hit song live on this year's Academy Awards. "I will if they ask me!," gushed the Tony Award winner. "I'll be in the middle of tech for If/Then, but hopefully we'll tech a part that I'm not in. I've already got permission if they ask-cross your fingers!-that I can get out there and do my thing and just try to really have fun with the idea."
On being part of the Oscar nominated film, Menzel offered, "This is definitely a dream come true for me. I'm happy for the movie, I'm happy to be a part of the whole thing, and to have a song that really resonate with people is just beyond."
The actress recalled the first time she heard the song 'Let It Go', written by husband and wife team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. "They played me an early demo," she explained. "The role of Elsa in this movie went through a lot of incarnations. When they wrote this particular song is when they decided she wasn't going to be the iconic antagonist-she's going to be complicated and vulnerable. When I heard it melodically, I was just so excited, but I knew I was in good hands and I was just happy to be along for the ride. Those guys are my friends, and it's nice to have people that really know you and know your voice and can write with you in mind. There's nothing better than that."
Read the interview in full here
Menzel will will soon star in IF/THEN, marking her return to Broadway for the first time since winning the Tony Award for Wicked. The new original Broadway musical reunites Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director), the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal.
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