Idina Menzel is performing at the Oscars. The Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress will perform the Oscar-nominated Original Song "Let it Go" from "Frozen," show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Tuesday.
|Idina Menzel performing songs from "Frozen" in Los Angeles Feb. 9 with cast members.|
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
The Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress will perform the Oscar-nominated Original Song "Let it Go" from "Frozen," show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Tuesday.
This marks her first time performing at the Oscars.
Here is the song, written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez:
Menzel, who voices the character of Elsa in "Frozen," won a Tony Award for playing Elphaba in the original Broadway production of “Wicked.” She also received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in “Rent” and earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Manhattan Theater Club’s off-Broadway musical “The Wild Party.” In March, Menzel will star in “If/Then,” a new Broadway musical about a woman moving back to New York City for a fresh start.
Menzel joins U2 and Pharrell Williams in performing their respective Original Songs nominees.
U2's frontman Paul Hewson — aka Bono — confirmed the band's performance to The Wrap's Steve Pond at the Oscars Nominees Luncheon on Monday. The band is nominated for its Original Song "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
Show producers announced that Williams will perform "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" at the ceremony. That now leaves "The Moon Song" from "Her" left to be announced. (The fifth song, "Alone Yet Not Alone," was removed from contention last month.)
In addition to the performances, the ceremony will include a "Wizard of Oz" tribute, it will celebrate movie heroes, feature college students and will be hosted by one funny lady.
The 86th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2013, will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.