THE SCREENING ROOM: Idina Menzel, Shoshana Bean, Julia Murney and More Sing "Defying Gravity" (Video)

By Playbill Staff
July 29, 2013

The hit Broadway musical Wicked, featuring a score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, celebrates its tenth year on Broadway this October. In anticipation of its tenth anniversary, Playbill.com looks at performances of Wicked's show-stopping song "Defying Gravity."



Wicked, currently starring Lindsay Mendez as Elphaba, Derek Klena as Fiyero and Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, took home 2004 Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design (Eugene Lee), Best Costume Design (Susan Hilferty) and Best Actress (Idina Menzel). It was also Tony-nominated for Best Actress (Kristin Chenoweth), Best Book (Holzman), Best Choreography (Wayne Cilento), Best Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Best Orchestrations (William David Brohn), Best Original Score (Stephen Schwartz) and Best Musical.

For more on the production, visit the Playbill Vault.

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"Defying Gravity" at the Tony Awards:

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth:

Idina Menzel in concert:

Menzel and Helen Dallimore:

Menzel on the "Late Show":

Kerry Ellis:

Chris Colfer and Lea Michele on "Glee":

Kerry Ellis, Alexia Khadime, Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman:

Eden Espinosa:

Espinosa:

Lea Salonga and Charice:

Rachel Tucker:

Shoshana Bean:

Bean in concert:

Hunter Parrish backstage at Godspell:

Lindsay Pearce:

Willemijn Verkaik:

Lea Salonga:

Stephanie J. Block:

Natalie Weiss:

Samantha Barks:

Julia Murney:

Stephanie J. Block demonstrates how Elphaba defies gravity: