Idina Menzel , born Idina Kim Mentzel on May 30, 1971 in Queens, New York (USA), is an American actress, singer and songwriter.
She became known in 1994 by becoming the first performer of Maureen Johnson in the musical Rent. A major public and critical success, the show will become a major work for Broadway and allow it to be nominated for the Tony Awards in 1996. It will then resume the role in 2005 in the film adaptation of the show.
In 2003, she joined the troupe of the musical Wicked, a re-visited version of The Wizard of Oz, and became the first performer of Elphaba. Like Rent, the show will become a major Broadway work, amplifying Idina Menzel's reputation in the business. She won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical in 2004 for this role that she will perform for three years before returning a few months in 2006 for the launch of the show in West End.
Idina Menzel is also known for her recurring role as Shelby Corcoran in the Glee television series, as well as for being Elsa's original voice in the animated film Disney's Frozen, a character she will double in d other works and for which she notably performed the famous song Let It Go.