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Had a recurring role in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as Shelby Corcoran and is currently best known as the voice of Queen Elsa of Arendelle in ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. She was formerly married to actor Taye Diggs, with whom she has a son; they divorced in December 2014.

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Had a recurring role in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as Shelby Corcoran and is currently best known as the voice of Queen Elsa of Arendelle in ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''.''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' (and [[Disney/FrozenFever two]] [[Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure shorts]] and [[Disney/FrozenII a sequel]]). She was formerly married to actor Taye Diggs, with whom she has a son; they divorced in December 2014.


* SpellMyNameWithAnS[=/=]ItsPronouncedTroPay: Her last name is actually 'Mentzel' but she just changed it to 'Menzel' because that's how people in New York pronounced it anyway.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS[=/=]ItsPronouncedTroPay: Her last name is actually 'Mentzel' but she just changed it to 'Menzel' dropped the 'T' because that's how people in New York pronounced it anyway.anyway. The rest of her family keeps the 't' in their names.


Had a recurring role in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as Shelby Corcoran and has currently garnered a lot of attention as the voice of Queen Elsa of Arendelle in ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. She was formerly married to actor Taye Diggs, with whom she has a son; they divorced in December 2014.

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Had a recurring role in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as Shelby Corcoran and has is currently garnered a lot of attention best known as the voice of Queen Elsa of Arendelle in ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. She was formerly married to actor Taye Diggs, with whom she has a son; they divorced in December 2014.2014.


Had a recurring role in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as Shelby Corcoran and garnered a lot of attention voicing Elsa in ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. She was formerly married to actor Taye Diggs, with whom she has a son; they divorced in December 2014.

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Had a recurring role in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as Shelby Corcoran and has currently garnered a lot of attention voicing as the voice of Queen Elsa of Arendelle in ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. She was formerly married to actor Taye Diggs, with whom she has a son; they divorced in December 2014.


** The infamous "Adele Dazeem" gaffe made by Creator/JohnTravolta at the 2014 Oscars when he misread Idina's name was added to the playbills for her new play ''Theatre/IfThen'', listing her as the star of ''[[{{Disney/Frozen}} Farfignugen]]'' and ''[[{{Theatre/Rent}} Nert]]''.
*** Has also become a RunningGag to claim it was "Adele Dazeem" singing when Idina doesn't hit every note in a song.

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** The infamous "Adele Dazeem" gaffe made by Creator/JohnTravolta at the 2014 Oscars when he misread Idina's name was added to the playbills for her new play ''Theatre/IfThen'', listing her as the star of ''[[{{Disney/Frozen}} Farfignugen]]'' and ''[[{{Theatre/Rent}} Nert]]''. \n*** Has also become a RunningGag to claim it was "Adele Dazeem" singing when Idina doesn't hit every note in a song.


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* HeavenAbove: Her song "I Stand" includes the lyric "I don't know if the sky is Heaven, but I pray anyway." Menzel seems to find any non-vertical prayer entirely ludicrous, in large part because of this ancient connection between the sky and the divine.


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Idina Kim Menzel (May 30, 1971-) is a Broadway icon. Her breakout role came in the form of Maureen in ''{{Theatre/Rent}}'', which earned her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. (She went on to reprise that role in the movie adaptation.) Later, she ''won'' a Tony for playing the main character of ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'', Elphaba, opposite Creator/KristinChenoweth's Glinda. She was nominated for a Tony for a third time for playing the main character of ''Theatre/IfThen''.

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Idina Kim Menzel (May (born Idina Kim Mentzel, May 30, 1971-) 1971) is a Broadway icon. Her breakout role came in the form of Maureen in ''{{Theatre/Rent}}'', which earned her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. (She went on to reprise that role in the movie adaptation.) Later, she ''won'' a Tony for playing the main character of ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'', Elphaba, opposite Creator/KristinChenoweth's Glinda. She was nominated for a Tony for a third time for playing the main character of ''Theatre/IfThen''.



'''Idina Kim Menzel''' (May 30, 1971-) is a Broadway icon. Her breakout role came in the form of Maureen in ''{{Theatre/Rent}}'', which earned her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. (She went on to reprise that role in the movie adaptation.) Later, she ''won'' a Tony for playing the main character of ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'', Elphaba, opposite Creator/KristinChenoweth's Glinda. She was nominated for a Tony for a third time for playing the main character of ''Theatre/IfThen''.

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\n'''Idina ->''"You can't be the vulnerable, transparent, raw person required to be an artist, and then cover that stuff up and meet the world with some kind of armor on. It just doesn't go."''

Idina
Kim Menzel''' Menzel (May 30, 1971-) is a Broadway icon. Her breakout role came in the form of Maureen in ''{{Theatre/Rent}}'', which earned her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. (She went on to reprise that role in the movie adaptation.) Later, she ''won'' a Tony for playing the main character of ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'', Elphaba, opposite Creator/KristinChenoweth's Glinda. She was nominated for a Tony for a third time for playing the main character of ''Theatre/IfThen''.


* ThoseTwoActors: With Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, Creator/LeaMichele, Creator/JonathanGroff, Creator/KristinChenoweth, Kerry Ellis.


* ThoseTwoActors: With Anthony Rapp and Creator/AdamPascal, Creator/LeaMichele, Creator/JonathanGroff, Creator/KristinChenoweth, Creator/KerryEllis.

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* ThoseTwoActors: With Anthony Rapp and Creator/AdamPascal, Adam Pascal, Creator/LeaMichele, Creator/JonathanGroff, Creator/KristinChenoweth, Creator/KerryEllis.Kerry Ellis.

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* ThoseTwoActors: With Anthony Rapp and Creator/AdamPascal, Creator/LeaMichele, Creator/JonathanGroff, Creator/KristinChenoweth, Creator/KerryEllis.


* DawsonCasting: In ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', a 42-year-old Menzel voices 21-year-old Elsa, with a nine year age gap between her and her onscreen sister - Kristen Bell - who was 33 years old when voicing 18-year-old Anna.



* NonSingingVoice: Inverted. She and Michael Buble recorded a cover of "Baby It's Cold Outside" and the video to go with it had child actors lip synching to their vocals.



* PlayingAgainstType / IronyAsSheIsCast: Nancy Tremaine in ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'' doesn't sing at all[[note]]She had a song early in production but it was cut[[/note]]. She said she felt flattered to be hired only for her acting talents.
* PrettyInMink: For a photo shoot in 2013 she wore [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/11/26/article-2513887-195837FE00000578-786_634x841.jpg a blue faux fur wrap]], and for a 2014 holiday concert at Bloomingdale's, she wore [[https://twitter.com/LiveNationKC/status/537369384311091202/photo/1 a black fur jacket]].
* RomanceOnTheSet: She met her ex-husband Taye Diggs on the set of ''Rent''.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Her role as Rachel's mother on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' was mainly because she resembled Rachel's actress, Creator/LeaMichele, so much.
* SequelGap: Her 2014 album "Holiday Wishes" was released six years after her previous one.

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* PlayingAgainstType / IronyAsSheIsCast: Nancy Tremaine in ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'' doesn't sing at all[[note]]She had a song early in production but it was cut[[/note]]. She said she felt flattered to be hired only for her acting talents.
* PrettyInMink: For a photo shoot in 2013 she wore [[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/11/26/article-2513887-195837FE00000578-786_634x841.jpg a blue faux fur wrap]], and for a 2014 holiday concert at Bloomingdale's, she wore [[https://twitter.com/LiveNationKC/status/537369384311091202/photo/1 a black fur jacket]].
* RomanceOnTheSet: She met her ex-husband Taye Diggs on the set of ''Rent''.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Her role as Rachel's mother on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' was mainly because she resembled Rachel's actress, Creator/LeaMichele, so much.
* SequelGap: Her 2014 album "Holiday Wishes" was released six years after her previous one.
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* StarMakingRole: ''Rent'' gave her a following, ''Wicked'' pushed her into the public spotlight, and ''Frozen'' made her a cultural phenomenon. She even commented on the latter when she was told that songs in musicals just didn't get radio airplay anymore, and now "Let It Go" is a radio hit that includes "frozen fractals" in the lyrics, all thanks to playing Elsa.
* TypeCasting: Not fully formed yet, and her Broadway record might fight it off, but two of Menzel's three most popular characters, Elphaba and Elsa, were awkward and isolated young girls with younger siblings, with some type of hard to control magical power, who sings a catchy, uplifting IAmBecomingSong that can boil down to "I am who I am, I don't care what everyone else thinks," but who slowly defrost as the story goes on. If she has a similar role where the character's name is "El... a", then she will have fallen into this.


'''Idina Kim Menzel''' (born May 30, 1971) is a Broadway icon. Her breakout role came in the form of Maureen in ''{{Theatre/Rent}}'', which earned her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. (She went on to reprise that role in the movie adaptation.) Later, she ''won'' a Tony for playing the main character of ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'', Elphaba, opposite Creator/KristinChenoweth's Glinda. She was nominated for a Tony for a third time for playing the main character of ''Theatre/IfThen''.

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'''Idina Kim Menzel''' (born May (May 30, 1971) 1971-) is a Broadway icon. Her breakout role came in the form of Maureen in ''{{Theatre/Rent}}'', which earned her a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. (She went on to reprise that role in the movie adaptation.) Later, she ''won'' a Tony for playing the main character of ''{{Theatre/Wicked}}'', Elphaba, opposite Creator/KristinChenoweth's Glinda. She was nominated for a Tony for a third time for playing the main character of ''Theatre/IfThen''.

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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Her role as Rachel's mother on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' was mainly because she resembled Rachel's actress, Creator/LeaMichele, so much.


* DawsonCasting: In ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', a 42-year-old Menzel voices 21-year-old Elsa, with a nine year age gap between her and her onscreen sister - Kristen Bell - who was 33 years old when voicing 18-year-old Anna.



* PlayingGertrude: Inverted with ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', where a 42 year old Menzel is voicing 21-year-old Elsa with a nine year age gap between her and her onscreen sister - Kristen Bell - who was 33 years old when voicing 18 year old Anna.

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