She rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the hit Broadway musical Rent, a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation of the musical. She received a Tony Award nomination in 1996 for her performance in Rent. In 2004, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for originating the role of Elphaba in the blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked. She made her return to Broadway in the 2014 musical If/Then. She was nominated for the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance.
Menzel is also known for her recurring role of Shelby Corcoran on the musical comedy-drama television series Glee, the 2007 Disney movie Enchanted and as the voice of Elsa the Snow Queen in the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, in which she sang the Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go". The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Menzel is the only competitive Tony Award-winning actress to ever reach the top 10.
- 13 Vocals
- 11 Instruments & Performance
- 6 Writing & Arrangement
- 11 Featuring & Presenting
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- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken