According to the actress' official website, Menzel will reprise her role as Lisa King, a single mother whose son is being treated by Dr. Pete Wilder (Tim Daly). Idina Menzel won a Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Elphaba in Wicked; she also opened the London production of that hit musical. Menzel created the role of Maureen in the original Broadway company of Rent, and her other theatrical credits include the City Center Encores! production of Hair, Manhattan Theatre Club's The Wild Party, the Public Theater's See What I Wanna See and the benefit Funny Girl concert. Menzel's film credits include "Ask the Dust," "Rent" and "Enchanted."
"Private Practice," which also co-stars four-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, airs on ABC-TV Thursdays at 10 PM ET; check local listings. For more information visit abc.go.com.