Idina Menzel Will Perform "Let It Go" on Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special
Tony Award-winning star of stage, film, television and music Idina Menzel will perform on The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60. Menzel will sing "Let It Go," the multi-platinum, Grammy and Oscar®-winning song from Walt Disney Pictures's global box office smash-hit Frozen. Menzel provided the voice of Elsa in the instant classic film with one of the most memorable soundtracks of the decade. Menzel will perform in Disney California Adventure Park against the backdrop of "World of Color," the one-of-a-kind nighttime extravaganza. The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 8|7c on ABC.
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Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. In addition to her role as the voice of Elsa in Frozen, Menzel reprised her role in the follow-up short, Frozen Fever. After Menzel’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winner Rent, and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked. Other notable projects include Glee and Disney's Enchanted. She embarked on a worldwide tour in 2015 that included Asia, UK and North America. In addition to cast albums, Menzel's prolific recording career includes the solo albums I Stand, Here and Still I Can't Be Still. Her first-ever Christmas album Holiday Wishes, released October 2014 on Warner Bros. Records, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Holiday Albums chart, broke into the top 10 on Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and received rave reviews. Menzel was most recently seen on Broadway as Elizabeth in the original production If/Then, for which she earned her third Tony nomination. Menzel also sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX, which set the record for the most-watched show in U.S. history.
Also taking part in the festivities is a star-studded line-up of music, film and television personalities that includes Alfonso Ribeiro, Ariel Winter, Bryce Dallas Howard, Eric Stonestreet, Fall Out Boy, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, Jessica Alba, Jessie J, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Josh Gad, Julie Bowen, Kelsea Ballerini, Kerry Washington, Kiefer Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Little Big Town, Lupita Nyong'o, Maddie Ziegler, NE-YO, Neil Patrick Harris, Nolan Gould, Pentatonix, Pink, Priyanka Chopra, Sabrina Carpenter, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Carson, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, and Zendaya!
Fans watching the show at home can participate in Idina Menzel's performance in the Diamond Anniversary special with the Disney Applause app. Using Walt Disney Imagineering's Made with Magic technology, Applause delivers a second screen, interactive experience that will sync directly to the broadcast’s major musical segments, displaying colorful light shows and original content on viewers' phones. Their display will be in harmony with the illuminated accessories worn by guests and elaborate lighting design during the performance. Disney Applause is available for iOS and Android.