Id­ina’s Back

Where New York - - The Guide -

Af­ter a sto­ried ca­reer in mu­si­cals on Broad­way (“Rent,” “Wicked”) and world­wide ac­claim as the voice of Elsa in the smash an­i­mated feature, “Frozen,” Tony Award win­ner Id­ina Men­zel (pic­tured) has let all that go to re­turn to live the­ater in Joshua Har­mon’s new Of­fBroad­way play, “Sk­intight” (p. 31). Why this non­sing­ing role now? “My singing roles have re­ally con­nected me with so many peo­ple and brought me so much love,” Men­zel has said. “But it is im­por­tant to stretch my­self as an ac­tress, in part, be­cause I think there is a danger of be­com­ing pi­geon­holed. I know I have more to give than just a great belt!” Crit­ics and her le­gions of fans agree.

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