The Tony Award-winning star of Broadway's Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, just made a stop at the Midland in Kansas City on June 19. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert below!
Tony® Award winner Idina Menzel
has a diverse career on the stage, in films, television and music. A skillful songwriter, she writes and performs her own music and plays to sold-out houses around the United States. She performed in New York as part of the MasterCard Soundstage Series, which aired on PBS. PBS also aired the concert version of Chess: The Musical, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall
, where Idina shared the stage with Josh Groban
Idina received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut performance as Maureen in the original production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning hit Rent. She also earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Kate in Manhattan Theater Club
's Off-Broadway original musical The Wild Party. She appeared as Sheila in the Encores! production of Hair and starred as Amneris in Broadway's Aida. Her other Off-Broadway credits include the pre-Broadway, original, buzzcreating production of Rent and The Vagina Monologues.
Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello
, Idina starred in Wicked, which played to packed audiences at the Gershwin Theatre since its opening in October 2003. Menzel completed her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba in December 2005, and was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role as the misunderstood green girl. In September 2006, Idina premiered the Broadway hit in the West End in London to rave reviews and received the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
In film, Idina appeared opposite Susan Sarandon
, Patrick Dempsey
and Amy Adams
hit, Enchanted. Prior to that, Idina was seen in director Chris Columbus
' film version of the
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent, in which she reprised her role as Maureen.
This was on the heels of her co-starring role in Robert Towne's Ask the Dust opposite Salma
Hayek and Colin Farrell
. This season, she appeared in the television hit Glee.www.idinamenzel.com