HistoryEditIdina Menzel was the original Elphaba. She was born in 1971. She win the 2004 Tony Award for orginating the role
She also played Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Rent where she met Taye Diggs, her ex husband. They have a son named Walker Nathaniel Diggs.In 2007, Idina played the role of Nancy in the Disney movie, Enchanted. Despite being known for her amazing voice, she did not get any singing parts in the movie. In 2009 Idina played Shelby Corcan in Glee. Idina played Elsa the Snow Queen in Disney's Frozen. In that year Idina and Taye seperated.
In 2014 Idina will return to Broadway in the new musical If/Then.
- During the 2014 Oscar Awards, when being introduced to sing Let It Go from Disney's Frozen, John Travolta accidentally pronounced Idina's name as "Adele Dazeem".
- Idina enjoyed singing 'No Good Deed' a lot because the chants reminded her of her Bat Mitvah when she was younger.
- Idina's last name is actually spelled Mentzel, but she changed it to Menzel when people started pronouncing her name with the t in it.