A popular Broadway and film actress, singer and songwriter.
Idina is best known for originating the roles of Maureen in Rent
and Elphaba in Wicked
. She has also appeared in Aida
and Amneris and in 'The Wild Party' as Kate. Most recently, she can be found in the Public Theater's production of 'See What I Wanna See'.
Idina has released two CDs, 'Still I Can't Be Still' (1998) and 'Here' (2004). She has a song on the soundtrack for the popular television show 'Desperate Housewives
' and also sings on the Ray Charles album 'Genius and Friends'. Recently, she signed a record deal with Warner Bros.
, and will begin recording after her run in 'See What I Wanna See'.
Idina has also appeared in various movies, including 'Summer of Sam' and 'Kissing Jessica Stein', and had a cameo in the film 'Camp'. She reprised her role of Maureen in the movie version of Rent
and will also have a role in the film 'Ask the Dust', which is due to be released late 2005.
Idina is married to actor Taye Diggs.
You can sing okay, but you're definately no Idina Menzel.