Star of stage and screen is back on tour with her first studio effort in nearly a decade
If luck is the crossroads where opportunity meets preparation, then it’s clear that Idina Menzel has been going through life with the spiritual equivalent of a four-leaf clover hanging over her head. Menzel went from a 1996 professional musical Tony-nominated debut as an original cast member of the Off-Broadway and Broadway versions of Rent to later playing Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, alongside Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked. Having won a 2004 Tony Award for that role, the Queens native received her third Tony nod for starring as Elizabeth in the 2013 musical If/Then. All this before landing on the radar of little girls everywhere as the voice of Queen Elsa in the 2013 film Frozen, where she sang the immortal Oscar- and Grammy-winning song “Let It Go.” The groundswell of popularity and success that came with being part of this particular project even has the singer shaking her head.