Idina Kim Menzel (; née Mentzel; born May 30, 1971) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. A winner of one Tony Award out of three nominations, Menzel is known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice and signature belting technique, as well as her portrayals of strong, complex female characters who are often misunderstood. Having achieved mainstream success in stage, screen and music, she is one of the most successful Broadway performers of her generation.

Menzel rose to prominence as a stage actress playing Maureen Johnson in the rock musical Rent, her Broadway debut. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. After appearing in several smaller-scale stage and Off-Broadway productions, she originated the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked in 2003, a critically acclaimed performance for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The popularity of Menzel's character and song "Defying Gravity" earned her a devoted fanbase among theater enthusiasts. After leaving the show in 2005, she reprised the role in its West End production until 2006. In 2014, Menzel returned to Broadway as Elizabeth Vaughan in the musical If/Then, for which she received a third Tony Award nomination.

In the early 2000s, Menzel began transitioning to television and film. After reprising her role as Maureen in Rent's 2005 film adaptation, she had a non-singing role as Nancy Tremaine in the musical fantasy Enchanted (2007). Menzel also had a recurring role as Shelby Corcoran on the musical comedy television series Glee from 2010–2013. In 2019, she starred opposite Adam Sandler in the crime drama Uncut Gems, and played Vivian, Cinderella's stepmother, in 2021's Cinderella.

Menzel has voiced Elsa in Disney's animated Frozen franchise and related media since 2013; the song she recorded for the first film, "Let it Go", became widely popular and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. An international phenomenon, "Let It Go" peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, in turn making Menzel the first Tony Award-winning actor to have a top-10 song on the chart. As a solo singer and songwriter, Menzel has released six studio albums, including I Stand (2008) and idina. (2016). Her first holiday album, 2014's Holiday Wishes, peaked at number six on the Billboard 200, her highest-placing solo album on the chart.

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Dream Girl (Nile Rodgers Remix)

September 9, 2021

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I'm Every Woman (short remake for International Women's Day)

I'm Every Woman (short remake for International Women's Day)

March 31, 2021

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I'm Every Woman

I'm Every Woman

March 8, 2021

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At This Table (Remixes)

At This Table (Remixes)

November 20, 2020

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I'll Be Home For Christmas/Estaré En Mi Casa Esta Navidad

I'll Be Home For Christmas/Estaré En Mi Casa Esta Navidad

December 6, 2019

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Christmas: A Season Of Love

Christmas: A Season Of Love

December 6, 2019

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A Hand For Mrs. Claus

A Hand For Mrs. Claus

October 18, 2019

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Seasons of Love (Live)

Seasons of Love (Live)

September 28, 2018

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idina:live

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September 28, 2018

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Everybody Knows (Live)

Everybody Knows (Live)

September 21, 2018

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Bridge over Troubled Water

Bridge over Troubled Water

September 7, 2018

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Never Never Land

Never Never Land

October 13, 2017

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Beaches (Soundtrack from the Lifetime Original Movie)

Beaches (Soundtrack from the Lifetime Original Movie)

January 13, 2017

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Wind Beneath My Wings

Wind Beneath My Wings

December 16, 2016

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idina.

idina.

September 23, 2016

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Small World

Small World

September 9, 2016

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Making Today a Perfect Day (From "Frozen Fever")

Making Today a Perfect Day (From "Frozen Fever")

January 1, 2015

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

October 22, 2014

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Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes

October 14, 2014

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Snow Wishes

Snow Wishes

October 14, 2014

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Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes

October 10, 2014

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

September 15, 2014

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You Learn to Live Without

You Learn to Live Without

May 30, 2014

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Let It Go Remixes (From "Frozen")

Let It Go Remixes (From "Frozen")

January 1, 2014

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Hope

Hope

November 10, 2008

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Brave / Gorgeous

Brave / Gorgeous

September 26, 2008

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Acoustic EP

Acoustic EP

August 11, 2008

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Gorgeous (Redtop in the Remix Extended)

Gorgeous (Redtop in the Remix Extended)

January 15, 2008

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Gorgeous (Gabriel Diggs' Perfect 10 Remix)

Gorgeous (Gabriel Diggs' Perfect 10 Remix)

January 15, 2008

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Gorgeous (Angel Manuel Remix)

Gorgeous (Angel Manuel Remix)

January 15, 2008

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Gorgeous

Gorgeous

January 15, 2008

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I Stand

I Stand

January 1, 2008

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Gorgeous (Tracy Young Remix)

Gorgeous (Tracy Young Remix)

December 25, 2007

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Gorgeous (Scotty K Vocal Club)

Gorgeous (Scotty K Vocal Club)

December 25, 2007

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Gorgeous (Lior Magal Vocal Dub)

Gorgeous (Lior Magal Vocal Dub)

December 25, 2007

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Gorgeous (Funky Junction & Antony Reale Remix)

Gorgeous (Funky Junction & Antony Reale Remix)

December 25, 2007

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Gorgeous (Craig C's Master Mix)

Gorgeous (Craig C's Master Mix)

December 25, 2007

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Brave

Brave

November 6, 2007

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Defying Gravity (DJ Version)

Defying Gravity (DJ Version)

May 8, 2007

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Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

May 8, 2007

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Idina Menzel

January 1, 2007

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Still I Can't Be Still

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January 1, 1998

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September 9, 2021

Idina Menzel Re-Lives Travolta Oscars Moment, Camila Cabello Talks Date Night Jitters in ‘Cinderella’ Edition of ‘Carpool Karaoke’

The cast of "Cinderella" crammed into a mini-van on Wednesday night (Sept. 8) to talk Ocar gaffes, naked line reads and having their moment in the latest edition of "Carpool Karaoke."

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August 15, 2021

Watch Stephen Colbert, Broadway Stars Sing Billy Joel’s ‘New York State of Mind’

Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Alexa Ray Joel, Suzanna Vega and more take part in Big Apple tribute

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August 3, 2021

Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel Star in ‘Cinderella’ Jukebox Musical: Watch the Trailer

Film also starring Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan premieres September 3rd on Amazon Prime Video

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August 3, 2021

Camila Cabello Chases Her Dreams In ‘Cinderella’ Movie Trailer: Watch

See Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Billy Porter and more in the official trailer for Amazon Original's 'Cinderella' out in September.

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May 6, 2021

New ‘Cinderella’ film starring Camila Cabello set for Amazon Prime Video

The film, which will feature original music from Cabello, features a supporting cast including Idina Menzel Pierce Brosnan and James Corden The post New ‘Cinderella’ film starring Camila Cabello set for Amazon Prime Video appeared first on NME.

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March 8, 2021

Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel team up for new version of ‘I’m Every Woman’

The new recording and music video aims to shed light on "incredible strength of empowered women" The post Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel team up for new version of ‘I’m Every Woman’ appeared first on NME.

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March 8, 2021

Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel Remake ‘I’m Every Woman’ For International Women’s Day: Watch

Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel have teamed up for a remake of the empowerment anthem "I'm Every Woman" in honor of International Women's Day.

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December 14, 2020

Broadway Stars Release ‘Georgia on My Mind’ Video for Runoff Elections

Version features Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Phillipa Soo, Jenna Ushkowitz, Vanessa Williams, Ben Platt, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Danielle Brooks, and many more

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