Excellent news to hear that Idina Menzel - Broadway star, will close the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this year.
I was surprised with this news on my birthday by a friend of mine in New York, who knows I'm a fan. I couldn't sleep for a week.
I've been following Idina's career since the early 90's, after hearing her sing on the soundtrack for the musical RENT, her debut Broadway performance.
For those who don't know Idina, she is a Tony award winning actress and performer. She is best known for her Broadway role as Maureen Johnson in RENT and was the first Elphaba in the musical Wicked. Yes, she was the original green witch on Broadway and the West End. She won a Tony award for best leading actress in a musical for originating the role of "Elphaba" in "Wicked".
Idina Menzel and Lea Michele Photo courtesy mosunivere.com
Apart from her theatre roles, Idina has also several film and TV roles to her credit. For all the "Glee" fans (like me and I don't care about admitting it either) she plays Rachel's biological mother and has also appeared on Private Practice. Her movie credits include Disney's romantic fable Enchanted with Patrick Dempsey, Ask The Dust and reprised her role as Maureen in the movie RENT. She has also performed principal roles in Aida and Chess. May I also mention that she is married to actor Taye Diggs, (lucky girl!) both met during their time in "RENT.
It has recently been announced that she is the voice of the Snow Queen in Disney's next animated movie Frozen, to be released in November this year.
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