Walt Disney Concert Hall Welcomes Idina Menzel for New Year's Eve
Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway's Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, will ring in the new year at Walt Disney Concert Hall with two performances on December 31, 2012, at 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM. Menzel will be unveiling a brand-new show which will include new, original material and New Year's Eve-style songs and surprises.
Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. This season, Menzel reprised her role on "Glee," FOX's smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel's biological mother.
Amazing audiences with her captivating performances, Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in film, television, and in music. On March 6, 2012, she released a CD and DVD entitled Idina Menzel LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY, a special journey through a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs, led by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch and filmed at The Royal Conservatory's beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada.
Continuing the celebration, for the first time ever, a New Year's Eve party will be held in Walt Disney Concert Hall's BP Hall from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM featuring complimentary festivities and a free glass of champagne for all ticketholders.
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