Idina Menzel

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(she/her) A.R.T.: Debut. Menzel rose to fame for her role as Maureen in RENT, and her career took off when she won a Tony Award for her role as Elphaba in Wicked. She was previously seen on Broadway in the original production If/Then, for which she earned her third Tony nomination. Other theater appearances include Hair (Sheila), Encores!; Aida (Amneris), Broadway; See What I Wanna See, Public Theater; The Vagina Monologues; Skintight, Roundabout Theatre Company/Geffen Playhouse. Menzel’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s Oscar-winning Frozen, the second-highest grossing animated film of all time. 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. Other film/TV: Frozen 2 (Elsa), Uncut Gems, Beaches, Enchanted, RENTAsk the Dust, “Glee.” Recording: multiple cast albums and the solo albums Still I Can’t Be Still, Here, I Stand, idina., Holiday Wishes, Christmas: A Season of Love. Concerts, including accompaniment by world-renowned symphonies, include Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall & Radio City Music Hall, and the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIX. Philanthropy is also important to Menzel, who co-founded the A BroaderWay Foundation in 2010, dedicated to offering girls from underserved communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs.