Idina Menzel Biography
(Actress and Singer Who is Known for Her Work in Musicals on the Broadway Stage)
Birthday: May 30, 1971 (Gemini)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Idina Menzel is an illustrious American actress, theater personality, singer and songwriter, who came to limelight by portraying the lesbian persona of Maureen Johnson in ‘Rent’—a Broadway musical. She also featured in the musical’s movie adaptation, re-enacting the character of Maureen Johnson. She bagged a ‘Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical’ for her poignant depiction of Elphaba in ‘Wicked’, a musical co-composed by Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz for Broadway. She has garnered encomiums from fans as well as critics for illustrating Shelby Corcoran in ‘Glee’—a musical comedy drama TV series. That she was a refined singer was established when Hollywood Records released her debut solo album ‘Still I Can’t Be Still’, and she entrenched her crooning skills with the unveiling of records including ‘Here’, ‘I Stand’, and ‘Idina’. She has also appeared in a string of Hollywood movies, notable amongst these being ‘Enchanted’, ‘The Tollbooth, ‘Water’, and ‘Frozen’. However, winning a Grammy for lending her vocals to a song “Let It Go” for the original soundtrack of the Disney movie ‘Enchanted’ has been the crowning glory in her career till date. The song which also won the Academy Award as well as several other awards was Idina’s first and only single to finish at number 5 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.