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

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, 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.


"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:


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: