Currently starring in "Wicked" at the Gershwin Theater in New York City. [November 2003]
Still starring in "Wicked"; her run there ending on January 9 (to be taken over by Shoshana Bean), and will then be filming "Rent", the new movie set to release at the end of 2005. [January 2005]
In the 5th grade, she played Dorothy in her school's production of "The Wizard of Oz."
Graduate of Syosset High School, Syosset, New York.
When Idina Menzel performed the Best Song nominee, "Let it Go", at the 86th Academy Awards, she was introduced by John Travolta, who (while reading his lines off a teleprompter) badly mangled the pronunciation of her name; he called her "the wickedly talented, one and only, Adele Dazeem". This was widely mocked in the press and spurred the creation of several Twitter accounts under that (incorrect) name that quickly gained thousands of followers.