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Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel

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Famous as :

Singer, actress

Birth Name :

Idina Kim Mentzel

Birth Date :

May 30, 1971

Birth Place :

Syosset, New York, USA

Spouse :

Taye Diggs (actor, since 11-Jan-03, split)

Claim to fame :

As Maureen Johnson in Broadway musical "Rent" (1996)

Biography


Idina Menzel is a prominent artist in Hollywood and Broadway. She's well known for her roles in movies "Enchanted", TV series "Glee", and a number of stage productions like "Wicked", "Rent", and "If/Then". A number of awards she has collected through the years from Drama Desk to Tony Awards.

Menzel polished her singing prowess since she was a teen working as a wedding and Bat Mitzvah singer until she was in university. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

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Taylor Swift Among Billboard Women in Music Awards 2014 Honorees

December 06, 2014 00:23:30 GMT

The 2014 is another year for . For the second time, music magazine Billboard has named the country singer Woman of the Year on its latest edition which covers the "Women in Music" issue.
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Idina Menzel Backtracks on 'Frozen' Sequel Comment: It's Just My Assumption

December 02, 2014 09:22:18 GMT

A sequel to "" may not be in the works yet. , the first person who suggested that the second installment of the blockbuster movie could happen, made it clear that she actually didn't know what Disney was planning.
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Video: Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles Belt Out 'Let It Go' for 'CMA Country Christmas'

December 02, 2014 08:33:51 GMT

was among stars performing at the fifth annual CMA Country Christmas which aired on ABC on Monday night, December 1. The Broadway star was joined by host for an amazing rendition of her hit "Let It Go".
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Idina Menzel Confirms 'Frozen' Sequel Is in the Works

November 28, 2014 20:14:50 GMT

"" is confirmed to get a sequel. While a follow-up story is inevitable given the huge success of the first movie, Disney hasn't made any official announcement. But rest assured, the second movie is coming as says it's indeed in development.
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Ferguson Protesters Arrested at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 28, 2014 03:28:20 GMT

Seven demonstrators, who protested against grand jury's decision in Ferguson, were arrested on Thursday morning, November 27 as they tried to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. Some protesters tried to organize a disruption of the annual parade by using the hashtag #Stoptheparade on Twitter.
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One Direction Makes Billboard Hot 200 History as 'FOUR' Debuts at No. 1

November 27, 2014 01:07:47 GMT

Debuting at number one on Billboard Hot 200, 's "FOUR" scored a history for its artist. The U.K. pop quintet become the first band to have all four of their releases on the top of the chart on the first week of sale.
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Idina Menzel Announces 2015 World Tour, Unveils North American Dates

November 25, 2014 06:27:42 GMT

is embarking on a world tour in the summer of 2015. The Broadway star, who shot to fame for voicing Elsa the Snow Queen in Disney's hit movie "", revealed the dates for the North American leg on her website and Facebook on Monday, November 24.
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Idina Menzel and Michael Buble Release Cute 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Music Video

November 18, 2014 09:03:20 GMT

has unveiled the music video for her and 's take on "Baby It's Cold Outside". Arriving on Monday, November 17, the cute clip centers on two adorable kids, a boy and girl, who meet for the first time inside the elevator of a hotel.
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Ariana Grande and Idina Menzel to Be Honored at 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards

November 12, 2014 03:19:40 GMT

Billboard is honoring and at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards. The two singers will join , who's been named Billboard's Woman of the Year for the second time, and many other recipients at the ceremony scheduled for December 12 in New York City.
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Idina Menzel, Imagine Dragons and More to Perform During MLB All-Star Week

July 09, 2014 08:36:38 GMT

has been enlisted as a performer at the upcoming MLB All-Star Game. On Tuesday, July 8, MLB announced that the Broadway star would be singing the national anthem prior to the game at Minneapolis' Target Field on Tuesday, July 15.
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Video: Idina Menzel Professionally Handles Wardrobe Malfunction on Stage

June 18, 2014 08:29:05 GMT

almost suffered a wardrobe malfunction in the mid-performance of "Take Me or Leave Me" during her musical "If/Then" at Radio City Music Hall on June 16. Rather than panicking and rushing offstage, Idina handled the incident professionally by making some jokes about it.
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Taye Diggs on Idina Menzel Split: 'It Was Easy for People to Root for Us'

June 10, 2014 06:30:10 GMT

talks about his split from in an interview with RedBook. The actor, who is promoting his new TNT show "", is asked about his opinion on people's reaction after they learned that he and the stage actress called it quits last December after 10 years of marriage.
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Video: Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel and More Perform at 2014 Tony Awards

June 09, 2014 04:37:20 GMT

stole the spotlight with his raunchy performance at 2014 Tony Awards, which took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday night, June 8. The actor graced the stage dressing as Hedwig from his Broadway hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".
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Tony Awards 2014: Stars Arrive for the Red Carpet

June 09, 2014 00:23:44 GMT

The red carpet of Radio City Music Hall in New York City was graced with the arrival of stars who came for the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 8. Among the first to arrive was host and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, who wore matching black outfits.
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Idina Menzel Drops Video for 'Learn to Live Without' From 'If/Then' Musical

June 06, 2014 08:59:39 GMT

gives her "Learn to Live Without" from her new musical "If/Then" a visual treatment. Premiering on Yahoo Music on Thursday, June 5, it marks the singer's first video since releasing "Let It Go" from Disney's animated movie "".
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Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel Among Performers at Tony Awards

May 30, 2014 04:54:41 GMT

Several big names have been announced as performers at the upcoming 68th Annual Tony Awards. , who last year hosted the awards show, will sing with the cast of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".
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Bryan Cranston and Idina Menzel Nominated for 2014 Drama Desk Awards

April 26, 2014 06:09:52 GMT

New York theater critics have announced the nominees competing for the upcoming 59th annual Drama Desk Awards. This year's celebration will honor the excellence of New York theater productions on June 1 at The Town Hall in New York City. and are among stars getting nods.
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Artist of the Week: Idina Menzel

April 07, 2014 06:33:52 GMT

was already known for being a Tony Award-winning Broadway star before she landed role as the biological mother of 's Rachel Berry on FOX's "". She became more popular after joining the cast of "", which recently became the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.
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Idina Menzel Addresses John Travolta's Oscar Blunder, Says They Are 'Buddies'

March 22, 2014 04:21:00 GMT

talks about 's flub at the Oscars in a new interview with Billboard. Travolta mispronounced her name while introducing her performance at the awards show, calling the singer "Adele Dazeem." In the latest edition of the magazine, Menzel comments on the incident.
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John Travolta Finally Speaks on Idina Menzel Oscars Flub

March 04, 2014 23:51:27 GMT

finally addressed the mistake he made during the Sunday, March 2 ceremony of the Oscars in which he mispronounced 's name. The 60-year-old actor confessed to taking a beating out of himself all day before letting it go.
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Idina Menzel Sings 'Let It Go' Using Classroom Instrument on 'Tonight Show'

March 04, 2014 09:14:31 GMT

has hired to sing her Oscar-winning song for the Monday, March 3 episode of his "". The TV host and the Broadway star were joined by to perform the track using classroom instruments.
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John Travolta Ridiculed After Butchering Idina Menzel's Name at 2014 Oscars

March 03, 2014 14:19:13 GMT

became the subject of ridicule after he messed up his presentation of 's performance at Sunday, March 2 Academy Awards ceremony. The veteran actor had difficulty mentioning the singer's name, reading it as something that sounded like "Adele Nazeem".
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Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jennifer Lawrence Dazzle on Red Carpet

March 03, 2014 00:58:07 GMT

, , and Olympic figure skaters and Tara Lipinski were among the early stars to arrive at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. They were on duty to cover the red carpet fashion for such media outlets as E! and Access Hollywood.
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Idina Menzel to Perform 'Frozen' Soundtrack 'Let It Go' at Oscars

February 12, 2014 03:11:08 GMT

has been tapped to perform at the upcoming Oscars. The Broadway star, who voices Queen Elsa in Disney's "", is set to sing "Let It Go" from the animated movie's soundtrack at the awards-giving show on March 2.
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Taye Diggs Splits From Idina Menzel After 10 Years of Marriage

December 12, 2013 04:52:35 GMT

and have decided to go separate ways after 10 years of marriage. The split was confirmed by a representative for the couple on Wednesday, December 11. "Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time. Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time," the representative said in a statement.
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Idina Menzel to Return to Broadway in New Musical 'If/Then' by 'Next to Normal' Writers

March 01, 2013 02:58:03 GMT

is making a comeback on Broadway later this year. The Tony-winning actress best known for her roles in such Broadway hits as "Wicked" and "Rent" is confirmed to reunite with "Rent" director Michael Greif and "Wicked" producer David Stone for a new original stage production called "If/Then".
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'Glee' 3.02 Preview: Idina Menzel Returns, Quinn Uneasy

September 21, 2011 03:22:55 GMT

More surprises will come to McKinley High in an upcoming episode of "" with the return of 's Shelby Corcoran, who will take a teaching post at the school. Will happily welcomes her, but Quinn doesn't.
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ABC Plotting a Musical Drama With 'Glee' Star Idina Menzel

December 01, 2010 04:18:23 GMT

Stemming from FOX's success in launching "", ABC is going full throttle with its plan to produce two musical series. Coming next Fall are two music-themed series which has Tony-winning actress in one of them and "" writer Robert Horn in the other.
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