Idina Menzel in Concert


One year after her barnstorming performance at the Royal Albert Hall, Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel appeared at the Apollo Theatre as part of her solo concert tour for one week from Monday, 8 October 2012 for seven performances only. She performed a selection from the musical theatre canon and popular music. In addition to her long-standing musical theatre career, Menzel is also a songwriter, and she performed some of her own original songs for the first time in the UK.

Menzel is best known to London audiences for playing Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked, after originating the role on Broadway. For her performance, she earned Tony and Awards for Best Actress, as well as nominations for Drama Desk and Olivier Awards. Her other theatre credits include her roles in Hair, The Wild Party, and the original casts of Rent and Aida. In 2008, she teamed up with her Elphaba standby Kerry Ellis for a one-night concert performance of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall.

She has become well-known to television audiences in recent years for her role as Shelby Corcoran on Glee, a singing teacher who turns out to be the biological mother of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele). Her film roles include Rent, Enchanted, and Kissing Jessica Stein.

This strictly limited run featured the backing of a 25-piece orchestra and follows the success of her US tour. Following her run at the Apollo Theatre, Menzel played dates at Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 16 October and the Palace Theatre in Manchester on 17 October.

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