Idina Menzel is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the hit Broadway musical Rent, a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation of the musical. She received a Tony Award nomination in 1996 for her performance in Rent.
In 2004, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for originating the role of Elphaba in the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked. She made her return to Broadway in the 2014 musical If/Then.
Menzel is also known for her recurring role of Shelby Corcoran on the hit musical comedy-drama television series Glee, the 2007 Disney movie Enchanted and as the voice of Elsa the Snow Queen in the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen, in which she sang the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go". The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 100 chart. Menzel is the only Tony Award-winning actress to ever reach the top 10.