DVR Alert: Idina Menzel Performs on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL Today
Today, December 12, 2014, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan welcome Tony Award winner and Broadway powerhouse IDINA MENZEL to close out "LIVE's Holiday Hits Week" with a performance for the "LIVE" audience.
Menzel's highly-anticipated Christmas album, titled 'Holiday Wishes,' is now available on Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand,Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) and features such classic favorites as "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," as well asJoni Mitchell's Christmas-themed "River," one of Menzel's favorites.
Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of 'Maureen' in the hit Broadway musical RENT, a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation of the musical. She received a Tony Award nomination in 1996 for her portrayal. In 2004, she won the Tony Award for Best LeadingActress in a Musical for originating the role of 'Elphaba' in the blockbuster Broadway musical WICKED. Menzel made her return to Broadway in the 2014 musicalIf/Then and was nominated for a 2014 Tony Award for her performance.
Menzel is also known for her recurring role of 'Shelby Corcoran' on the musical comedy-drama television series GLEE, her part in the 2007 Disney movie ENCHANTED and as The Voice of 'Elsa' in the Disney animated film FROZEN, which is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and in which she sang the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go."
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