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Apr 22, 2022

This week, Broadway legend Idina Menzel visits Google to discuss her career, her personal life, and her new album "idina." She first rose to fame for her role as ‘Maureen’ in the popular Broadway musical RENT. Her career continued to take off when she won a Tony Award for her role as ‘Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West,’ in the smash hit musical, WICKED. But it was her role as ‘Elsa’ in Disney’s Oscar-winning film Frozen, the second highest grossing animated film of all time, that truly launched her into superstardom.

Menzel performed the film’s signature song “Let It Go,” which became an instant international phenomenon, winning the Oscar for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The track reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Menzel the first artist with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.

Originally published in October of 2016.

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