THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Idina Menzel (Video)
30 May 2013
Idina Menzel, who took home the Tony Award in 2004 for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked, celebrates her birthday May 30. Playbill looks back at her career.
Menzel also originated the role of Maureen Johnson in Jonathan Larson's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, earning a 1996 Tony Award nomination for her performance. She has also been seen in Aida and will return to Broadway in 2014 in If/Then. Here are performances from her Broadway outings, concert appearances and more.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.