A very well known, and loved, broadway, film, and music superstar.
Originated the roles of Elphaba in Wicked, and Maureen in Rent. Featured roles in Aida, Lippa's The Wild Party, and See What I Wanna See. Most recently reprised her role as Elphaba in London as an original cast member once again.
Won the 2004 Best Actress Tony Award for her portrayal as Elphaba in Wicked, succeeding her co-star Kristin Chenoweth, and others including Donna Murphy and Tonya Pinkins.
Has a new album expected in early 2008, still untitled, through Warner Brother's Records, including the songs, "Brave", "Gorgeous", and "I Stand".
Has starred in movies such as Rent (2005), Ask The Dust (2006), and the upcoming Enchanted (2007), along with others including two independent films (The Tollbooth, Water).
Has managed to acquire a very large fanbase that ranges from Rent fans known commonly as "RentHeads", to fans of her music and the films she's starred in, and to the many fans of Broadway's biggest hit musical, Wicked.
Lives in New York City/LA with her husband Taye Diggs (Day Break, Private Practice), and her pets.
1. Idina Menzel is the most amazing singer and actress ever!
2. Oh my god I can't wait to go see Idina Menzel defy gravity in WICKED!
3. Let's go see Enchanted; 'Dr. Mcdreamy' Patrick Dempsy and Idina Menzel star in it!