VIDEO: Idina Menzel Reveals Surprise Holiday Gifts on KATIE

On today's episode of "Katie", Katie Couric made holiday wishes come true for some of the people who need it most this year. The studio audience, filled with women from some of the communities that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, were surprised with a holiday giveaway. Among those assisting the big reveal was Broadway star Idina Menzel. Click below to watch!

Carson Kressley, Kathy Najimy, "Sesame Street" character Abby Cadabby and the Radio City Rockettes also helped Couric unveil the gifts, which ranged from the practical (spot cleaner! computer!) to personal (pajamas! jewelry!).

Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and popular TV personality. In addition to hosting the nationally syndicated program "Katie," Couric is also a member of the ABC News team. "Katie" is executive-produced by Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.<

Menzel is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as 'Elphaba' in the blockbuster Wicked on Broadway, and in her Tony-nominated role as 'Maureen' in Rent. Her other credits include two Drama Desk nominations for her roles in The Wild Party and See What I Wanna See at The Public Theatre. Menzel has also appeared on Broadway in Funny Girl and Off-Broadway in The Vagina Monologues and the 2011 Encores! and the 2004 Actors' Fund Hair concerts. In 2006, she opened and reprised her starring role in Wicked on the West End

Her film credits include starring roles in the Disney romantic fable, Enchanted, Rent and Robert Towne's Ask The Dust. She has also guest starred on FOX's hit television series Glee.

Her new album "Live: Barefoot at the Symphony" is available now at

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Reveals Surprise Holiday Gifts on KATIE