Tony Awards winner Idina Menzel will perform live at the Academy Awards
Few days ago Frozen’s cast performed live at a cabaret at the Vibrato in Bel Air, California.
Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad sang different tunes from the Oscar Nominated Animated Movie with an audience reaction over the moon.
After the show came the news that Broadway singer Idina Menzel ( Elsa, a queen who can create and manipulate snow and ice in the movie) will sing live at the Oscar on March 2 to perform the Oscar Nominated song Let It Go.
The movie is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen and co-stars Kristen Bell as Elsa’s sister Anna, Broadway and Hollywood actor Jonathan Groff (that worked for a season with Menzel on series Glee) as mountain resident Kristoff, and Josh Gad as Olaf, a snowman.
At the domestically box office Disney’s movie raised grossing more than $368 million so far. It was also mostly a critical success, currently holding a score of 74 out of 100 on the review aggregator site Metacritic.
The film’s songs have also been well-received, with the movie’s soundtrack becoming the first to top the BillBoard 200 for four weeks (non-consecutively) since the Bad Boys II soundtrack in 2003.
There was a question of whether Menzel or singer Demi Lovato, who performed the single version of Let It Go would perform the song at the Oscars ceremony if the song was performed at all, but at the end was chosen the Tony Award Winner.
She immediately shared the news with her followers on Twitter.
“It’s really happening” she tweeted. “I’m singing on the Oscars! Surreal. Thank u frozen family and Oscar producers for this incredible opportunity”.
It’s been almost 10 years since Menzel won the Best Actress in a Musical Tony award for Wicked where she portrayed Elphaba, the young girl who would become Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West.
Menzel was also part of the original Broadway cast of the musical Rent.
She is currently set to return to Broadway for the musical If/Then, which will premiere on March 27.