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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.

Latest News


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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