Performing Arts - Music | August 26 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Idinas voice can be heard as Elsa in Disneys global box office smash FROZEN, in which she sings the films Oscar-winning song Let It Go, and in the follow-up short, FROZEN FEVER. After Idinas performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Idina capped 2016 with the release of her fifth original solo studio album idina., and filmed Lifetimes remake of Beaches, set to air January 21, 2017, in which she portrays the role of CC, made famous by Bette Midler. Idina earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winner Rent, and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked. Other notable roles include Rachel Berrys mother, Shelby Corcoran, on the hit television show Glee as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams in Disneys Enchanted. Idina starred in her own PBS special, Barefoot at the Symphony, with an accompanying live album of the same name, and her highly successful 2015 international concert tour included a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall. Idina also performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015, which was the most-watched television program in U.S. history. In addition to cast albums, Idinas prolific recording career includes the solo albums idina., I Stand, Here and Still I Cant Be Still. Her first-ever Christmas album Holiday Wishes, released October 2014 on Warner Bros. Records, debuted at #1 on Billboards Holiday Albums chart and received rave reviews. Idinas most recent Broadway role as Elizabeth in the original production IF/THEN earned her critical acclaim and her third Tony nomination. For more information, please visit www.idinamenzel.com.