Tony Winner Idina Menzel Will Sing on the Oscars
By Andrew Gans
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, on Broadway later this season in the new musical If/Then, will perform on the upcoming Academy Awards, which will be broadcast March 2. Ellen DeGeneres hosts.
Menzel will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Let it Go," show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Feb. 11.
“Let it Go,” written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for “Frozen,” is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "The Moon Song" from "Her."
Menzel won a Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of Wicked. She received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Rent and earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Off-Broadway musical The Wild Party.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network.
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