Idina Menzel Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

30th September 2016

Quote: "I am all for it, I think it's a wonderful idea. I think it's a wonderful conversation that we should all have about whether a Disney princess or queen could be gay." Idina Menzel is keen for her Frozen character Elsa to be a lesbian in the hit film's sequel.

29th September 2016

Quote: "We went over what we were going to ask him when we met him, and he said, 'Let's ask him if he looked like me when he was younger', because my son is mixed, Jewish and black. He said, 'Oh my God, you're so much better looking than me, and I didn't have all this hair'." Idina Menzel was impressed with President Obama's reply to her young son Walker's question when the pair met at the White House over Easter.

22nd September 2016

Quote: "Well, some of it's kinda crappy, I went through a divorce, and then other things were amazing, like singing at the Oscars a couple years ago, and professionally my life is just (going from strength to strength), so there's a lot of dynamics and a lot of stuff to write about." Frozen singer/actress Idina Menzel drew inspiration from all aspects of her life over the past couple of years for her new album, Idina. The star divorced actor Taye Diggs, the father of her son Walker, in 2014 after 11 years of marriage.

19th April 2016

Quote: "I'm gonna be way too old by the time (producer Marc Platt) gets it done. Unless he CGI's it, and he knows how I feel about that - I really want him to do that." Actress/singer Idina Menzel, 44, is hopeful she will be able to take part in a long-rumoured film adaptation of hit musical Wicked, after previously garnering critical acclaim for her portrayal of Wicked Witch of the West Elphaba on Broadway in the early 2000s.

24th December 2015

Quote: "We do Christmas and Hanukkah in our house. I do a Christmas tree because I grew up Jewish, but every Jew loves to decorate a great tree." Singer/actress Idina Menzel mixes her holiday traditions.

18th May 2015

Quote: "I've never been blonde, but I get propositioned so much more now." Frozen star Idina Menzel admits she gets more attention after dying her naturally dark hair blonde.

2nd February 2015

Fact: Frozen star Idina Menzel is heading back to the small screen in new U.S. sitcom Happy Time. The Tony Award winner, who previously appeared in Glee, is set to star in her own series playing a woman who fakes never-ending joy. The show is slated to premiere later this year (15).

2nd February 2015

Tweet: "Yup. Baby mama crushed it at the Super Bowl." Actor Taye Diggs praised his ex-wife Idina Menzel after she sang America's National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday (01Feb15). The How Stella Got Her Groove Back star also shared a photo of their son Walker, five, watching his mum on Tv. Diggs and Menzel split in 2013 after 10 years of marriage. They finalised their divorce in December (14).

30th January 2015

Quote: "Last week, I almost choked on my own snot... so then I came in a beat late, swallowed it..." Idina Menzel, who will sing the U.S. National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday (01Feb15), hopes she doesn't have any slip-ups before the big game after a scary reminder that bodily fluids can wreck a performance during a moment at the beginning of her hit Broadway show If/Then recently.

29th January 2015

Quote: "It's changed my life... People that didn't know me now know (me) and the people that knew me stuck up for me, so that made me feel really good." Idina Menzel is grateful for John Travolta's slip-up at the Oscars last year (14). The movie star messed up her name while introducing her Frozen performance at the Academy Awards.

29th January 2015

Quote: "Wasn't it amazing that she was wearing, like, a really cool sweatsuit? I wanna wear a sweatsuit. I'm gonna be a little bit more dressed... Wouldn't that be cool if I could just wear an Adidas sweatsuit and a headband?" Idina Menzel would love to follow Whitney Houston's example and wear a Usa sweatsuit when she performs the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday (01Feb15).

25th November 2014

Fact: Singer Idina Menzel kicked off New York's holiday season early on Monday (24Nov14) by performing a festive concert outside Bloomingdale's to mark the launch of the department store's famous Christmas window displays. Menzel performed songs from her new festive collection Holiday Wishes, including songs like White Christmas and Do You Hear What I Hear. She also threw in her beloved Frozen song Let It Go.

14th November 2014

Quote: "I’m open to it. I just don’t have a lot of time. They’d have to meet me at, like, midnight after the show, and that’s kind of slutty, isn’t it?" Singer/actress Idina Menzel doesn't have a lot of time for romance following her split from husband Taye Diggs.

3rd November 2014

Fact: Meghan Trainor, Idina Menzel, Sting, Nick Jonas, Kiss and Renee Fleming will all be taking part in the Thanksgiving Day Parade at U.S. retail giant MACy's in New York on 27 November (14).

11th July 2014

Quote: "She is the mother of my child. I wish her the best. We will always remain close because we're co-parenting... I don't know if we'll ever get remarried, but she will always be in my life." Actor Taye Diggs admits his romantic future with estranged wife Idina Menzel is uncertain. The couple, parents to young son Walker, split in December (13) after almost 10 years of marriage. He has since started dating new girlfriend Amanza Smith Brown.

8th July 2014

Fact: Broadway star Idina Menzel is set to perform the National Anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota next week (begs14Jul14). Singer Aloe Blacc, Panic! At the Disco, O.A.R. and Imagine Dragons are also slated to perform sets during the All-Star Week. The big game airs in the U.S. on Tuesday (15Jul14).

9th June 2014

Fact: Glee star Jonathan Groff poked fun at John Travolta while introducing singer/actress Idina Menzel at the Tony Awards in New York on Sunday night (08Jun14) by calling her "the wickedly talented... Idina Menzel". Travolta used the same line when he messed up her name at the Oscars, calling her Adele Dazeem.

4th June 2014

Quote: "People have mispronounced my name my whole life... (but) they never did it that harshly." Idina Menzel on John Travolta's name slip as he introduced her at the Oscars.

7th April 2014

Quote: "We’ve grown apart, grown up. Maybe we can learn new things about ourselves, going on our own separate ways." Singer/actress Idina Menzel on her split from husband Taye Diggs.

4th April 2014

Quote: "For like eight seconds (I was thrown) because I had done this whole preparation to make sure that I was really in my body and didn't get nervous. So I was picturing my son Walker and I thought, 'Let me sing it to him like we do in the bathtub and make sure I breathe'... and then he (Travolta) said my name like that and I was like, 'Did that just happen?' Then the orchestra started and then for eight seconds, I said, 'Get your s**t together! And like, stop worrying about your name and sing this song!'... So it took me about eight seconds to get over myself." Frozen star Idina Menzel on not letting John Travolta's blunder at the Oscars completely distract her before performing Let It Go.

2nd April 2014

Quote: "I'm doing Ok. We're doing good. Our focus will always be our son. We were together for a long time and grew apart, but we're still close." Glee star Idina Menzel is on good terms with her estranged husband Taye Diggs after the couple split last year (13) after a decade of marriage. The actors are parents to son Walker, four.

4th March 2014

Fact: Broadway star Idina Menzel joined U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon on his talk show on Monday (03Mar14) to perform a unique version of her Oscar-winning song Let It Go from the movie Frozen. The couple and Fallon's house band The Roots performed the track using kid's classroom instruments. The comedian previously staged a similar singalong with Mariah Carey.

12th February 2014

Tweet: "It's really happening. I'm singing on the Oscars! Surreal. Thank u frozen family and Oscar producers for this incredible opportunity." Frozen star Idina Menzel confirms she will be taking the stage at the Academy Awards for the first time next month (Mar14). The actress is set to perform the hit song, Let It Go, a nominee in the Best Original Song category.

11th February 2014

Fact: Singer/actress Idina Menzel has confirmed she'll perform at the Oscars for the first time next month (02Mar14). The Tony Award-winning singer will belt out Oscar-nominated Best Song Let it Go from Frozen at the Academy Awards in Hollywood.

3rd December 2013

Quote: "I'd go up to Idina (Menzel) in the hallways during Enchanted and I'd say, 'I hope you're happy... I hope you're happy now...' And she'd just go, 'It’s not going to happen, Amy.'" Amy Adams confesses her failed attempts to get co-star Idina Menzel to sing her signature song, Defying Gravity, from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked.

12th December 2012

Fact: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel will be ringing in 2013 together at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles - the actor will join his wife for her two shows at the Los Angeles venue.

7th March 2012

Fact: Singer/actress Idina Menzel's upcoming TV concert special, Barefoot at the Symphony, will feature a duet between the Glee star and her actor husband Taye Diggs. The couple performed the Rodgers and Hart song Where or When for the show, which was recorded in Toronto, Canada in November (11).

23rd February 2012

Quote: "My husband and I record songs we write for our son. We see a children's album in our future!" Glee star Idina Menzel is hoping to record an album full of lullabies with her actor husband Taye Diggs. The couple is parents to Walker, two.

28th July 2010

Fact: Broadway hunk Cheyenne Jackson is to join the cast of GLEE as fellow thespian Idina Menzel's replacement. The 30 Rock star will play a talent coach who lands the job Menzel's character quit at the end of the first season of the TV hit.

23rd September 2009

Quote: "It's like a great prize waiting at home. He is a joy that can’t be explained. I love his smile - he's always smiling." New dad Taye Diggs is thrilled with Walker, his baby son with wife Idina Menzel.

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