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Idina Menzel

 
Bio:
She rose to fame for her role as ‘Maureen’ in the popular Broadway musical RENT, and her career took off when she won a Tony Award for her role as ‘Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West,’ in the smash musical, WICKED. Her voice can be heard as ‘Elsa’ in Disney’s Oscar® winning Frozen, ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: May 30, 1971 (50)

Bio:
She rose to fame for her role as ‘Maureen’ in the popular Broadway musical RENT, and her career took off when she won a Tony Award for her role as ‘Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West,’ in the smash musical, WICKED. Her voice can be heard as ‘Elsa’ in Disney’s Oscar® winning Frozen, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Elphaba
  [Los Angeles]
Geffen Playhouse West Coast Premiere, 2019
Jodi Isaac
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Jodi Isaac
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Beth/Elizabeth
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Elizabeth
  [West End]
2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2006
Maureen Johnson
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
An Actress
The Wife
Kesa
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2003
Elphaba
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice
  [New York]
Workshop, 2002
Elphaba
  [New York]
Reading, 2001
Elphaba
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2001
Sheila
  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Dorothy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Amneris [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000
Kate
Kate
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Maureen Johnson
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Maureen Johnson
Maureen Johnson

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Diane Paulus, Justin Tranter, Idina Menzel, YDE, V

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Diane Paulus, Justin Tranter, V, Idina Menzel, David Freeman Coleman (front row) Chanel DaSilva, Caroline Pennell, Eren Cannatta

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Kingsley Leggs, Idina Menzel,
Luke Ferrari, YDE, Michael Williams,
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Kingsley Leggs, Idina Menzel, Luke Ferrari, YDE, Michael Williams, Paravi Das, Josh Lamon, Javier Muñoz, Kira Saria Helper (seated, L-R) Deborah S. Craig, Brittany Campbell, Sam Faulkner

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Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Elphaba

  [Los Angeles]
Geffen Playhouse West Coast Premiere, 2019
Jodi Isaac

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Jodi Isaac

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Beth/Elizabeth

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Elizabeth

  [West End]
2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2006
Maureen Johnson

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
An Actress

The Wife

Kesa

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba

  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2003
Elphaba

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice

  [New York]
Workshop, 2002
Elphaba

  [New York]
Reading, 2001
Elphaba

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2001
Sheila

  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Dorothy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Amneris [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000
Kate

Kate

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Maureen Johnson

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson

Idina Menzel Biography

She rose to fame for her role as ‘Maureen’ in the popular Broadway musical RENT, and her career took off when she won a Tony Award for her role as ‘Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West,’ in the smash musical, WICKED. Her voice can be heard as ‘Elsa’ in Disney’s Oscar® winning Frozen, the second highest grossing animated films of all time, with more than $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue. The film’s song “Let It Go,” voiced by Menzel, became an instant international phenomenon, winning the Oscar® for Best Original Song – where Menzel performed it at the ceremony – and the Grammy® Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The track reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Menzel the first artist with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel will return to her starring role as ‘Jodi’ in the West Coast premiere of Joshua Harmon’s SKINTIGHT in September; the show is a follow up to the Off-Broadway performance that opened to rave reviews at Roundabout Theatre Company. Additionally, she will reprise her leading role as ‘Elsa’ in the highly anticipated release of Disney’s Frozen 2 in November and join Adam Sandler, Eric Bogosian, Lakeith Stanfield and Judd Hirsch in the Safdie Brothers’ A24 film Uncut Gems in theaters later this year.

A skillful songwriter, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes multiple cast albums and the solo albums: Still I Can’t Be Still, Here, I Stand, and her latest album idina., which was released September 2016 on Warner Bros Records. idina. marks Menzel’s first original studio album since 2008’s I Stand, and its first two singles “I See You” and “Queen of Swords” are available everywhere now. The album is produced by Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles) and Greg Wells (Katy Perry, OneRepublic). idina. is Menzel’s first album since her October 2014 release of Holiday Wishes, a Christmas album produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey). The album was met with rave reviews, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and gave Menzel a Top 10 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Menzel has received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event and recently completed a worldwide tour that included Asia, the UK and North America. Menzel also sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX.

In January 2017 Menzel was seen in Lifetime’s remake of Beaches, in which she portrays the role of ‘CC,’ made famous by Bette Midler. Her other film credits include Disney’s Enchanted, opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams; ‘Maureen’ in Chris Columbus’ film version of Rent and Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust, opposite Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell. On television, Menzel appeared in the recurring role of ‘Shelby Corcoran,’ Rachel’s biological mother, on FOX’s “Glee.”

Menzel was previously seen on Broadway in the original production IF/THEN, for which she earned her third Tony nomination. IF/THEN played at the Richard Rodgers Theatre through March 2015, which was followed by a nationwide tour with Menzel and several cast members. Menzel also appeared as ‘Sheila’ in the Encores! production of HAIR and starred as ‘Amneris’ in Broadway’s AIDA. In London, she premiered the Broadway hit WICKED in the West End and received the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also starred in Michael John LaChiusa’s musical SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater. Other Off-Broadway credits include the pre-Broadway production of RENT and THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.

Menzel is consistently lauded for her strong yet emotional live performances. Accompanied by world-renowned symphonies, Menzel has played to sold-out audiences and demonstrated why she is one of the great performers of her time. The Denver Post dubbed her “The Streisand of her generation,” while The New York Times praised Menzel as “an entertainer with a phenomenal voice… Diana Ross with ten times the stamina and lung power.” In March 2012, Menzel released a CD and DVD entitled Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, a live concert with an orchestra led by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, filmed at The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. The concert also aired nationally on PBS stations. Her highly successful international concert tour has also included sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall & Radio City Music Hall, and a New Year’s Eve 2012 performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Idina Menzel Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Idina Menzel
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Idina Menzel, If/Then
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Idina Menzel, If/Then
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Idina Menzel, If/Then
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Idina Menzel, If/Then
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2004 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Idina Menzel, Wicked
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Idina Menzel , Wicked
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Idina Menzel, Wicked
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Idina Menzel, Wicked
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Idina Menzel, Rent

Idina Menzel News

Wake Up With BWW 5/19: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Announces Broadway Transfer, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/19: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Announces Broadway Transfer, and More!
by - May 19, 2022

Today's top stories include the Broadway transfer of A  Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. The musical will open on Broadway this fall, playing at the Broadhurst Theatre. Plus, Fran Drescher dishes on The Nanny musical, first look at Skylar Astin in Little Shop of Horrors, and more!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Surprises WICKED Star Talia Suskauer on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW Photo VIDEO: Idina Menzel Surprises WICKED Star Talia Suskauer on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Broadway's Tony Award-winning original Elphaba, Idina Menzel, stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show for a surprise visit with the Broadway production's current green girl, Talia Suskauer.

Idina Menzel Launches New Clothing Line Photo Idina Menzel Launches New Clothing Line
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Idina Menzel has launched a new clothing line called Encore!

Photo: Disney Releases First Look at ENCHANTED Sequel DISENCHANTED Photo Photo: Disney Releases First Look at ENCHANTED Sequel DISENCHANTED
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022

Disney has released a first look at Disenchanted, the highly-anticipated sequel to Enchanted, set to debut on Disney+ November 24, 2022.

13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival To Play The Kraine Theater in July Photo 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival To Play The Kraine Theater in July
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), July 7-10 with performances on Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, Friday, July 8 at 7pm, Saturday, July 9th at 2pm, Saturday, July 9th at 7pm, and Sunday, July 10th at 3pm.

Janine DiVita Opens Up About Her Struggles And Setbacks At The Green Room 42 Photo Janine DiVita Opens Up About Her Struggles And Setbacks At The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022

Broadway performer Janine DiVita (Jagged Little Pill, If/Then) joins Patrick Oliver Jones, host of the award-winning theater podcast Why I'll Never Make It, onstage for an evening of conversation and song at The Green Room 42 on June 8. It's also a bit of a reunion for DiVita and Jones as they performed together back in 2019 for Theatre Raleigh's production of Bridges of Madison County, directed by Lauren Kennedy.

The Broadway League Announces the 2022 League Awards Photo The Broadway League Announces the 2022 League Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

The Broadway League has revealed the honorees of the League Awards, which were announced today during the League's 2022 Spring Road Conference, celebrating industry professionals whose outstanding achievements contribute to the success of Broadway on the Road. Since 1992, the League Awards recognize those who have displayed exemplary service to the Touring Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft.

Vanessa Williams to Join SETH RUDETSKY'S BROADWAY at The Town Hall Photo Vanessa Williams to Join SETH RUDETSKY'S BROADWAY at The Town Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Town Hall & Mark Cortale will continue with the latest installment of the internationally acclaimed concert series Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, hosted and music directed by Sirius/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). On Monday, June 20 at 8pm, Seth welcomes platinum recording artist and star of stage and screen Vanessa Williams.

Student Blog: “See You at the Parks!” Photo Student Blog: “See You at the Parks!”
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - May 4, 2022

Recently, I had the chance to speak with David about his experience in the theatre world, his off-Broadway directorial debut, and, of course, Disney! From Happy Meal toys to college professors, read on to learn more about how David became the person they are today and how he is contributing to both the theatre world and the Disney community.

Laura Benanti to Perform at The Lesher Center for the Arts Photo Laura Benanti to Perform at The Lesher Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

The Lesher Center Presents Headliners series will continue with Broadway star Laura Benanti. This evening of song will include Benanti’s brilliant renditions of Broadway tunes, standards, and more.

Idina Menzel Videos

BWW News: Local Singer/Songwriter/Performer Juliet Lloyd Pens New Song with all Proce VideoBWW News: Local Singer/Songwriter/Performer Juliet Lloyd Pens New Song with all Proceeds to Benefit Theatre Lab School Of The Dramatic Arts
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 24, 2022

Who says people are not giving back during this pandemic? Local singer/songwriter/actress is doing just that with the release of 'Ghost Light'. It's a song written about the struggles that theatres are having all over the world as the pandemic continues.

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Possible WICKED Movie Cameo on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Possible WICKED Movie Cameo on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Nov 23, 2021

During an appearnace on The Tonight Show, Kristin Chenoweth commented on the recent news that Ariana Grande would be playing Glinda in the new film adaption of Wicked. When asked about the possibility of making a cameo in the film, Chenoweth shared her idea of how she and original Elphaba Idina Menzel should make an appearance in the film.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUN VideoVIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021

Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.

VIDEO: Carpool Karaoke with Billy Porter, Idina Menzel and Camila Cabello VideoVIDEO: Carpool Karaoke with Billy Porter, Idina Menzel and Camila Cabello
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2021

It's premiere night for 'Cinderella' on Amazon, and James hops in the car with his co-stars Camila Cabello, Billy Porter and Idina Menzel to carpool to the big event. Ride along as the group sings songs and tells stories from the unforgettable 'Adele Dazeem' moment, to Camila's first date with Shawn to Billy getting the call to play the Fairy Godmother in 'Cinderella.'

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

Rejoycify! It's just a matter of days until PBS presents Wicked IN CONCERT: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score. The special will air on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 9pm ET (check local listings) on PBS. Check out a sneak peek!

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Perform Billy Jo VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Perform Billy Joel's 'New York State of Mind'
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2021

The performers were shot and recorded in all 5 Boroughs in locations such as Birdland, the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, La Casita de Chema, Maimonides Park, NYU, Open Jar Studios, Red Hook Winery, Russ & Daughters, Steinway & Sons Factory, Tom’s Restaurant, and the Wonder Wheel among many others.

VIDEO: See Billy Porter, Idina Menzel & More in the Trailer for CINDERELLA! VideoVIDEO: See Billy Porter, Idina Menzel & More in the Trailer for CINDERELLA!
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2021

Watch the trailer for the brand new musical here, featuring Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter and Pierce Brosnan.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, & Camila Cabello Lead a Musical Teaser for CINDERE VideoVIDEO: Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, & Camila Cabello Lead a Musical Teaser for CINDERELLA!
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2021

Watch the trailer featuring Camilla Cabello as Cinderella with Tony winner Idina Menzel as the Evil Stepmother, Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter as the Fairy Godmother, and Pierce Brosnan as the King.

VIDEO: Amy Adams Dishes on ENCHANTED Sequel DISENCHANTED! VideoVIDEO: Amy Adams Dishes on ENCHANTED Sequel DISENCHANTED!
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2021

Amy Adams updates Seth Meyers on her quarantine hobbies and dishes on the sequel to Enchanted.

VIDEO: Broadway Unites to Celebrate Earth Day with Bill Nye the Science Guy VideoVIDEO: Broadway Unites to Celebrate Earth Day with Bill Nye the Science Guy
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2021

Today is Earth Day and Bill Nye The Science Guy has joined forces with celebrities from Hollywood, music, and Broadway to spread the word and help protect the planet from climate change. Watch as Idina Menzel and Ben Platt, Jasmine Cephas Jones and so many more pitch in to help Nye to create Earth Day! The Musical! 


Idina Menzel Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Idina Menzel been in?
Idina Menzel has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Idina Menzel been in?
Idina Menzel has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Idina Menzel's first West End show?
Idina Menzel's first West End show was Idina Menzel Live in Concert which opened in 2012

What awards has Idina Menzel been nominated for?
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for If/Then , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for If/Then , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for If/Then , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for If/Then , Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Wicked , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wicked , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Wicked Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Wicked and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rent .

What awards has Idina Menzel won?
Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for If/Then, Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Wicked Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Wickedand Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Wicked.