Idina Menzel Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, Frozen, and Net Worth

Idina Menzel Biography

Idina Kim Menzel better known as Idina Menzel is an American actress, singer, and also a songwriter. She was born on May 30th, 1971 in New York City.

She, however, grew up in Syosset and she is the daughter of Helene and Stuart Mentzel. She has a sister, Cara. The family is Jewish and her grandparents moved from Eastern Europe.

She went to Syosset High School. Her parents divorced when she was 15 years old and she started working as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer. She continued doing this job even when she was at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama.

Idina Menzel Career

In 1995, Menzel tried out for Rent, which turned into her first proficient performance center occupation and her Broadway debut. Lease opened off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop on January 26, 1996, yet it moved to Broadway’s Nederlander Theater because of its fame.

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel

For her presentation as Maureen Johnson in the first cast of the melodic, Menzel got a Tony assignment as Best Featured Actress in a Musical losing to Ann Duquesnay for Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. Her last execution in the melodic was on July 1, 1997.

Following the accomplishment of Rent, Menzel discharged her first independent collection entitled Still I Can’t Be Still on Hollywood Records, Menzel additionally started the job of Dorothy in the Summer of ’42 at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, featured as Sheila in the New York City Center Encores! creation of Hair and showed up on Broadway as Amneris in Aida.

Menzel earned a Drama Desk Award assignment for her presentation as Kate in the Manhattan Theater Club’s 2000 off-Broadway creation of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Her other off-Broadway credits incorporate the pre-Broadway keep running of Rent and The Vagina Monologs.

In 2003, Menzel featured entertainer and vocalist Kristin Chenoweth on Broadway in Wicked, a melodic by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman dependent on Gregory Maguire’s tale Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995). Menzel got the 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her depiction of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

During her penultimate execution of Wicked on January 8, 2005, she fell through a snare entryway and broke a lower rib. The damage kept her from performing in her last appearance on January 9.

Menzel did, in any case, make an uncommon out-of-outfit appearance at that exhibition, played out her last melody, and got five-minute overwhelming applause. Menzel was supplanted by Elphaba reserve Shoshana Bean.

Following Wicked, Menzel showed up off-Broadway in the Public Theater’s generation of See What I Wanna See, a Michael John LaChiusa-wrote melodic whose run finished in December 2005, for which she got Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award designations.

She repeated her Tony Award-winning job as Elphaba in the West End creation of Wicked when it opened at London’s Apollo Victoria Theater on September 7, 2006. During her run, she was the most generously compensated female entertainer in the West End at $30,000 every week. Menzel completed her West End keep running on December 30, 2006. She was prevailing by Elphaba reserve Kerry Ellis.

Menzel assumed the job of Florence in the 21st-commemoration show of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall, London from May 12 to 13, 2008, nearby Kerry Ellis, Adam Pascal, and Josh Groban.

In 2008, Menzel featured the Powerhouse Theater’s perusing of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s melodic Nero from July 11 to 13, playing out the job of Nero’s fancy woman, Poppea. She was joined by Glee costar Lea Michele as Claudia Octavia, Jeffrey Carleson as Nero, and Michael Arden as Octavia’s sibling, Brittanicus.

On February 28, 2013, it was reported that Menzel would make her arrival to the Broadway arrange, featuring as Elizabeth in the new Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey melodic If/Then.

The new melodic, coordinated by Michael Greif (whom Menzel recently worked inside the first generation of Rent), had its reality debut at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., beginning with sneak peeks on November 5, 2013, until November 24, 2013.

Following the away tryout, the show moved to the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway and started sees on March 4, 2014. It formally opened on March 30, 2014. For her presentation, Menzel was named for her second Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, losing to Jessie Mueller for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. On the off chance that/Then shut on Broadway on March 22, 2015, after 29 sneak peeks and 401 standard exhibitions.

Menzel repeated the job of Elizabeth (alongside unique Broadway cast individuals Lachanze, James Snyder, and Anthony Rapp) on the initial seven stops of the National Tour of If/Then from October 2015-January 2016.

She left the show (alongside LaChanze and Snyder) on the most recent day in Costa Mesa, California, on January 24, 2016. Her substitution was Jackie Burns (who recently filled in as Menzel’s backup in the Broadway generation) beginning January 27, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. In 2018 she took an interest in a workshop for Jagged Little Pill.

Menzel performed at the 1998 Lilith Fair summer show celebration and keeps on composing and perform unique music. She has visited widely and often performs in different scenes all through New York City.

She delivered and discharged her introduction collection, Still, I Can’t Be Still, for Hollywood Records in 1998. One single from the collection, “Minuet,” made the Radio and Records CHR/Pop Tracks outline at number 48 on October 1998.

Following the collection discharge, she left on her Still I Can’t Be Still Tour, however in the wake of selling less than 10,000 duplicates in the US and missing the Billboard 200, Menzel’s mark put the collection no longer in production, and she was dropped from the name. Be that as it may, the collection was re-discharged once she started to ascend to more prominent popularity with her Tony-winning execution in Wicked.

Her subsequent collection, Here, was discharged freely by Zel Records in 2004. Menzel added to the soundtrack of Desperate Housewives in 2005. She additionally shows up on Ray Charles’ collection Genius and Friends, which was likewise discharged in 2005, on the track “I Will Be There.”

In 2007, she showed up on the Beowulf soundtrack singing the end credits melody, “A Hero Comes Home.” Also, in 2007, Menzel’s incredible performing voice drove her to be approached to go with the baritone British X Factor next in line Rhydian Roberts on his presentation collection, duetting on the tune “Consider the possibility that.

Her third independent collection, I Stand, was discharged on January 29, 2008. It incorporates numerous new tunes, including the lead single, “Valiant”, the title track “I Stand,” and a tune discharged on EP, “Dazzling.”

The collection appeared at number 58 on the Billboard 200, making it the principal solo collection by Menzel to make the outlines. There are five renditions of this collection: the first form, the uncommon constrained release, the iTunes adaptation, the Barnes and Noble version, and the Borders release. Menzel composed a significant number of the tunes on her collection.

On April 1, 2008, Menzel commenced her 2008–2009 I Stand to visit on the side of her new collection performing four sold-out legs. The show at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City was recorded for the PBS TV arrangement Soundstage. Menzel was joined by unique visitors, genius Josh Groban, and saxophonist Ravi Coltrane.

On November 11, 2008, Menzel discharged “Expectation,” composed by Paul Hampton, profiting Stand Up to Cancer. On November 27, 2008, she performed “I Stand” on the M&M Candies coast as a feature of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

On July 19, 2010, Menzel performed “Resisting Gravity” and “What I Did For Love” before President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House. The show broadcast on PBS on October 20, 2010.

In April 2010, Menzel came back to show stage setting out on her “Shoeless at the Symphony Tour” in which she was joined by significant ensemble symphonies. Her exhibitions included coordinated efforts with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the North Carolina Symphony, and highlighted symphonic courses of action by New York writer and maker Rob Mounsey.

In October 2011, Menzel came back to London to play out a one-night-just show in the United Kingdom at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Marvin Hamlisch directing. Menzel’s show stop in Toronto was shot at The Royal Conservatory of Music on November 17 and 18, 2011, for her second PBS unique.

She was joined by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch leading and exceptional visitor Taye Diggs, Menzel’s significant other. Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony was discharged as a live CD and DVD and broadcast on PBS in March 2012, with Musical Director Rob Mounsey delivering.

Menzel declared she would proceed with live exhibitions in 2012. The primary date she declared was July 8, 2012, at Ravinia Festival close to Chicago, Illinois. She made her Carnegie Hall solo debut (initially on October 29, 2012).

Be that as it may, because of Hurricane Sandy’s effect on New York City, it was delayed until January 13, 2013. Menzel visited Australia in June 2013 with shows in South Australia, Melbourne, Brisbane, and two at the Sydney Opera House.

On June 17, 2014, during a show at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Menzel affirmed that she was dealing with a Christmas collection that would contain unique material to be discharged later that equivalent year.

In that show, she performed one of the first tunes from the collection, “December Prayer”. The collection, Holiday Wishes, was discharged on October 14, 2014. The collection has so far crested at number 10 on the Billboard 200, turning into her most noteworthy diagramming collection as a performance lead craftsman.

Occasion Wishes additionally denoted the principal that a lady had three unique collections (the cast chronicle to Frozen and If/Then) top inside the main 20 inside 10 months of the discharge date.

Occasion Wishes likewise become the second historically speaking Christmas to diagram before Halloween during the SoundScan Era after Garth Brooks’ 1992 collection Beyond the Season.

On November 26, 2014, Menzel reported through her Facebook page that she would visit throughout the mid-year of 2015. This was her first worldwide visit and the first time playing appears in Europe and Asia.

Menzel was regarded with the Breakthrough Artist grant at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music grants function. Menzel sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015, at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

On August 5, 2016, Menzel declared she would discharge her eponymous fifth collection, on September 23. Of the discharge, Menzel expressed: “I spilled my heart out and utilized my music as a spot to sort of make sense of certain things. It’s extremely close to home collection.”

After minor jobs in Kissing Jessica Stein and Just a Kiss, Menzel had supporting jobs in The Tollbooth and Water in 2004. Her first significant job in a noteworthy film was in 2005 when she repeated her job of Maureen Johnson in the film adjustment of Rent. She was selected for a few pundits hover grants for the part. In 2007, she played Nancy Tremaine in the film Enchanted.

Menzel had a repetitive visitor star job in the TV arrangement Glee playing Shelby Corcoran, the mentor of the opponent merriment club Vocal Adrenaline. At the point when the arrangement previously debuted, Glee fans (referred to all things considered as ‘Gleeks’) had noticed a solid physical likeness among Menzel and Lea Michele who depicts the character of Rachel Berry.

As indicated by her then-spouse, on-screen character Taye Diggs, Menzel had communicated enthusiasm for conceivable visitor featuring as the natural mother of Rachel. The character was presented in the scene “Hellfire O”.

Lea Michele and Idina Menzel sing together “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables and “Poker Face” initially by Lady Gaga. Menzel came back to Glee in season 3 scene “I Am Unicorn”, her job this time as an educator messing up Rachel, Quinn, Puck, and previous fire Will Schuster.

In 2013, Menzel featured as Elsa in the vivified melodic film Frozen. Menzel’s exhibition got acclaim from film pundits. The film turned into the most elevated netting vivified film ever, and one of the most elevated earning movies ever.

Menzel increased specific notice for her tune Let It Go, which won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award and was assigned for a Golden Globe Award. Menzel herself won a Grammy Award for the film’s soundtrack.

She is additionally included in the melody “Without precedent for Forever” and its repeat. She has since repeated her job of Elsa in the greater part of her appearances including computer games, for example, the Disney Infinity arrangement and Kingdom Hearts III, the 2015 short film Frozen Fever, the 2017 featurette short film Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, the 2018 film Ralph Breaks the Internet, and will repeat it again for Frozen 2 of every 2019.

Menzel was welcome to perform “Let It Go” at the 86th Academy Awards in March 2014, where the melody won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. At the point when John Travolta declared her before she sang the tune, he inaccurately presented her as “Adele Dazeem”.

The foul-up turned into a prevalent Internet image. As per a hotspot for E!, Menzel was not disturbed about the accident. Because of the incorrectly naming, she supposedly printed up humorous playbills that advanced her name as Adele Dazeem, taking note of her past work in Nert (Rent), Wicked-ly (Wicked), and Farfignugen (a play on the word Fahrvergnügen, alluding to Frozen).

Three days after the service, Travolta openly apologized to Menzel for misspeaking her name. At the 87th Academy Awards, Menzel displayed the honor for Best Original Song close by Travolta where she facetiously presented him as Glom Gazingo.

Travolta then at last articulated her name effectively when he showed up in front of an audience. Menzel featured as C.C. in the Lifetime TV motion picture revamp of the film Beaches, which publicized on January 21, 2017. She is additionally set to star on the Ellen DeGeneres–delivered sitcom Happy Time.

Menzel has normally delegated a mezzo-soprano. Composing for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sharon Eberson stated, “Having a voice that could be arranged as flirtatious to level out belter and everything in the middle of—and with a phase nearness to coordinate—she, for the most part, is marked a mezzo-soprano.

Be that as it may, why categorize somebody so intriguingly odd? Ms. Menzel translates melodies as much as an on-screen character as a vocalist, and in that lies her association with the music and her fans.”

Describing Menzel as an uproarious, “full-volume soprano” like Broadway entertainer Ethel Merman, Stephen Holden of The New York Times composed of Menzel’s voice, “The sound she makes when she belts in her high soprano register is a basic cry installed in her being that demands that we tune in and focus.”

Holden kept, “Contingent upon the tune, [her voice] can sound childish and requesting, or it can sound excellent and majestic.”

Depicting Menzel as an artist with an “imposing voice, which once in a while veers toward screaming until she easily gets control herself over or, incredibly, kicks it up another indent,” Melissa Ruggieri of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution presumed that she has “a prevalent instrument” both in-studio and live.

All alone vocal strategy, Menzel uncovered that she likes to abstain from moving her shoulders while singing, revealing to The Philippine Star, “I really attempt to take a little breath for a greater, longer note on the grounds that less air will come beating out.”

Professionally prepared as an old-style artist from age eight, Menzel chose to seek after different classifications, explicitly R&B and jazz when she entered secondary school. After turning into a wedding vocalist, Menzel was in the long run presented to a wide assortment of classes, extending from jazz and shake to Motown.

Idina Menzel Songs

Studio Albums

  • Still I Can’t Be Still
  • Here
  • I Stand
  • Holiday Wishes
  • Idina

Live Albums

  • Live: Barefoot at the Symphony
  • Idina: Live

Cast Recordings

  • Rent
  • The Wild Party (Lippa)
  • Wicked
  • See What I Wanna See
  • Chess in Concert
  • If/Then


  • Rent
  • Frozen


  • Defying Gravity, May 2007 (remix EP)
  • Defying Gravity (DJ version), May 2007 (remix EP)
  • Gorgeous, December 2007 (remix EP #1)
  • Gorgeous, January 2008 (remix EP #2)
  • Acoustic, August 2008 (acoustic version EP)
  • Idina Menzel, April 2010
  • Beaches (Soundtrack From The Lifetime Original Movie), January 13 2017


As Lead Artist

  • “Minuet”
  • “Take Me or Leave Me”
    (with Tracie Thoms)
  • “Defying Gravity”
  • “Brave”
  • “Gorgeous”
  • “Hope”
  • “You Learn to Live Without”
  • “Let It Go”
  • “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
    (duet with Michael Bublé)
  • “Making Today a Perfect Day”
    (with Kristen Bell and the cast of Frozen Fever)
  • “Queen of Swords”
  • “Small World”

As Featured Artist

  • “Funny Girl”
    (Glee cast featuring Idina Menzel)
  • “I Dreamed a Dream”
    (Glee cast featuring Idina Menzel)
  • “Poker Face”
    (Glee cast featuring Idina Menzel)
  • “Somewhere”
    (Glee cast featuring Idina Menzel)
  • “Yoü and I” / “You and I”
    (Glee cast featuring Idina Menzel)
  • “Constant Craving”
    (Glee cast featuring Idina Menzel)
  • “Next to Me”
    (Glee cast featuring Idina Menzel)

Other charted songs

  • “For the First Time in Forever”
    (with Kristen Bell)

Other Appearances

  • “Follow If You Lead”
  • “How Shall I See You Through My Tears”
  • “The Want of a Nail”
  • “I Saw Three Ships”
  • “Damsel In Distress”
  • “I Will Be There” (with Ray Charles)
  • “A Hero Comes Home”
  • “What If” (with Rhydian Roberts)
  • “Take a Bow” (with Elaine Paige)
  • “When I Fall in Love” (with George Benson)
  • “Little Drummer Boy” (with Jennifer Nettles)

Idina Menzel Movies And TV Shows


  • Rent
  • The Wild Party
  • Summer of ’42
  • Hair
  • Aida
  • The Vagina Monologues
  • Funny Girl (concert)
  • Wicked
  • See What I Wanna See
  • Wicked 2006
  • Chess in Concert (concert)
  • Nero
  • If/Then
  • Skintight


  • Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Just a Kiss
  • The Tollbooth
  • Water
  • Rent
  • Ask the Dust
  • ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
  • Enchanted
  • Beowulf
  • Frozen
  • Frozen Fever
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Frozen 2
  • Uncut Gems

TV Shows

  • Hercules: The Animated Series
  • Rescue Me
  • Kevin Hill
  • Soundstage
  • Private Practice
  • Great Performances: Chess in Concert
  • A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House
  • Glee
  • Wonder Pets
  • Sesame Street
  • The Glee Project
  • Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony
  • Arthur
  • Lego Frozen Northern Lights
  • Beaches
  • Julie’s Greenroom
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
  • A Very Wicked Halloween
  • Rent: Live

Video games

  • Disney Infinity
  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • Kingdom Hearts III


  • Super Bowl XLIX
  • Sirius Satellite Radio

Idina Menzel Let It Go

Idina Menzel Defying Gravity

Idina Menzel No Day But Today

Idina Menzel No Good Deed

Idina Menzel, I Stand

Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes

This is a Christmas album that was released on October 14th, 2014, and was produced by Walter Afanasieff. It has the following tracks;

  • “Do You Hear What I Hear”
  • “The Christmas Song”
  • “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (duet with Michael Bublé)
  • “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
  • “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
  • “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”
  • “December Prayer”
  • “When You Wish Upon a Star”
  • “Silent Night”
  • “River”
  • “Holly Jolly Christmas”
  • “White Christmas”
  • “Mother’s Spiritual”
  • “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”

Idina Menzel Concerts

  • Still I Can’t Be Still Tour
  • I Stand Tour
  • Barefoot at the Symphony Tour
  • World Tour
  • Idina: 2017 World Tour
  • Lilith Fair
  • SH-K-Boom’s Cutting Room
  • Joe’s Pub
  • Ars Nova
  • The Zipper
  • Provincetown Theatre & Regatta Bar
  • The Hot Tin Roof
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Virgin Megastore
  • A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House
  • Radio City Music Hall Concert
  • iHeart Radio: Holiday Wishes
  • Grand Sierra Resort

Idina Menzel Small World

Idina Menzel Seasons of Love

Idina Menzel Rent

Idina Menzel Enchanted

She played the character role of Nancy Tremaine in this movie. In the fairy-tale land of Andalasia, pretty young Giselle frolics with her woodland pals, and falls in love with the handsome Prince Edward, but when Giselle arrives at the castle to marry her Prince Charming, his evil stepmother sends the princess-to-be to a place where there are `no happy ever afters’: New York City. Cynical divorce lawyer Robert comes to her rescue, but can Giselle find her way back to her true love?

Initial release: 17 November 2007 (Hollywood)
Director: Kevin Lima
Narrator: Julie Andrews
Box office: 340.5 million USD

Idina Menzel Wicked

In this play, she portrays Elphaba. Wicked is a cast recording containing the majority of the songs from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Wicked, with music and lyrics by composer Stephen Schwartz and a book by writer Winnie Holzman. Released on December 16, 2003, by Decca Broadway both in physical and digital releases.

Release date: 16 December 2003
Show: Wicked
Producer: Stephen Schwartz
Label: Decca Broadway
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album

Idina Menzel Glee

She appeared in a recurring role for 12 episodes of this TV Show as Shelby Corcoran. Optimistic teacher Will Schuester heads up McKinley High School’s glee club — New Directions — a place where ambitious and talented students can find strength, acceptance, and their voice.

As the students find themselves, they also enjoy a respite from the harsh realities of life. Mr. Schuester hopes to help the kids in every way he can and also dreams of taking the group to nationals. As Schuester and the glee club pursue their goal, they face opposition from a conniving cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester, who tries to sabotage the group at every turn.

First episode date: 19 May 2009
Final episode date: 20 March 2015
Theme song: Time for Some Girl Talk
No. of episodes: 121 (list of episodes)

Idina Menzel Frozen

In Frozen Enterprise, she plays the voice role of Elsa. Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle.

Initial release: 22 November 2019 (USA)
Directors: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Film series: Frozen
Music composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Screenplay: Jennifer Lee, Allison Schroeder

Idina Menzel Age

She was born on May 30th, 1971 in New York City.

Idina Menzel Husband

She got married to Taye Diggs on January 11th, 2003 and the two met in 1995 during the original production of Rent. She gave birth to their son in 2009. She separated from her husband in 2013 after 10 years in marriage.

Their divorce was finalized on December 3rd, 2014. She then started dating Aaron Lohr in 2015. The two got engaged on September 23rd, 2016. They got married on September 22nd, 2017.

Idina Menzel Son

She has a son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, who was born in 2009.

Idina Menzel Height

She is 1.68 m tall.

Idina Menzel Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $16 million.

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