Breathtaking Idina Menzel goes beyond ‘Let It Go’ on Manila stage
Tony Award-winning theater actress and singer Idina Menzel is coming to the Philippines for a concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on June 7. Although she continues to have an illustrious career on Broadway, her rendition of “Let It Go,” a song from the Disney animated movie, Frozen, made her famous worldwide. In her Manila concert, however, expect Idina to perfrom more incredible renditions of original and Broadway songs.

Her beginnings

Born to a Jewish family, Menzel was born in Syosset, New York to Helena and Stuart Menzel. Idina’s mother worked as a therapist, while her father worked as a salesman.

After her parents divorced when she was 15 years old, she started showcasing her singing talent by working as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer while studying at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Her Broadway career

Menzel then auditioned and landed a part in the Broadway musical Rent in 1995, playing the role of Maureen Johnson. For her performance, she earned her first-ever Tony nomination for best Leading Actress in a musical.

Her breakthrough performance was in Wicked in 2003, which earned her a Tony award for Best Leading Actress in a musical for her role as Elphaba. Menzel’s latest Broadway musical, If/Then, wherein she plays the lead role of Elizabeth, was also critically acclaimed, giving her another Tony nomination for her performance.

Her career as a singer and actress

Despite making her mark as a Broadway performer, Menzel also has four studio albums to boot, from her 1998 debut Still, I Can’t be Still to her latest album Holiday Wishes, which was released last year and debuted as #1 at the Billboard Holiday Albums Chart. Aside from being a recording artist, Menzel also had recurring guest appearances in the television series Glee, and also appeared in the movie Enchanted as Nancy Tremaine.

Her hit songs

A lot of us know Menzel for her rendition of “Let it Go”, but here are Menzel’s other notable songs:

Defying Gravity (from Wicked):

I Stand:

Baby, it’s Cold Outside (with Michael Buble):

For tickets to her show, visit SM Tickets.