WATCH: Idina Menzel on Kissing Colin Farrell, Favorite Disneyland Ride, And Her World Tour Coming to The Bay Area!

Bay Area HQ catches up with Idina Menzel, a Tony-Award Winning Broadway powerhouse and  globally recognized artist with a diverse career on the stage, in filmtelevision, and in music. On May 30th, she begins her World Tour in Seoul, Korea, but Bay Area fans will get a chance to see her Friday night at Concord Pavilion on August 7th. Watch Kirsten Moran ask the Frozen star what it was like to kiss “True Detective” star Colin Farrell in the film “Ask the Dust,” what she loves the most about the Bay Area, what her favorite ride is at Disneyland, and much more. Visit the LIVE page for ticketing links to see her this summer.

Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘Elphaba,’ the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster WICKED and in her Tony-nominated role as ‘Maureen’ in the revolutionary RENT. On television,Menzel appeared in the recurring role of Shelby Corcoran, Rachel’s biological mother, on FOX’s smash hit television series “Glee.” In January 2015, it was announced that Menzel will star inHappy Time,” a new comedy pilot produced by Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production.

A skillful songwriter, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums I Stand, Here and Still I Can’t Be Still in addition to cast albums. Her most recent effort, the Christmas albumHoliday Wishes,” was released to rave reviews in October 2014 on Warner Bros. Records. The album – produced by Walter Afanasieff – debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and was Menzel’s first Top 10 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Menzel received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event. Menzel will embark on a worldwide tour in 2015 that includes Asia, the UK and North America. Menzel most recently sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX, which set the record for the most-watched show in U.S. history. Menzel’s film credits include the voice of Elsa in Disney’s animated Oscar®-winning Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time with more than $1.3 billion in worldwide box office revenue. The film’s song “Let It Go,” voiced by Menzel, became an instant international phenomenon, winning the Oscar® for Best Original Song – where Menzel performed it at the ceremony – and the Grammy® Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The track reached#5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Menzel the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.

Menzel has also appeared in Disney’s romantic fable, Enchantedwhere she appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams; she also reprised her role as Maureen in Chris Columbus’ film version of Rent and had a co-starring role in Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust opposite Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell. 

Philanthropy is also important to Menzel, who co-founded the A BroaderWay Foundation in 2010. This organization is dedicated to offering girls from underserved communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. The emphasis is on buildingself-esteem, developing leadership qualities and striving for personal and social achievement. In2014, Menzel was recognized as one of Variety Magazine’s Power of Women honorees for her work with the organization. For more information on A BroaderWay, visit more information on Idina Menzel visit

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Sat May 30

Seoul, KR

Olympic Hall

Mon Jun. 1

Osaka, JP

Osaka Castle Hall

Tue Jun. 2

Nagoya, JP

Nagoya Aichi Ken Geijutsu Gekijo

Thu Jun. 4

Tokyo, JP

Nippon Budokan

Thu Jun. 5

Tokyo, JP

Nippon Budokan

Thu Jun. 7

Manila, PH

Mall of Asia

Tue Jun. 16

Amsterdam, NL

Royal Theatre Carré

Tue Jun. 17

Antwerp, BL

Stadsschouwburg Antwerpen

Sat Jun. 20

Dublin, IRL

Board Gais Energy Theatre

Mon Jun. 22

Birmingham, ENG

Symphony Hall

Tue Jun. 23

Manchester, ENG

Manchester O2 Apollo

Wed Jun. 24

Glasgow, SCT

Royal Concert Hall

Fri Jun. 26

Bournemouth, ENG

Bournemouth International Centre

Sat Jun. 27

London, ENG

The SSE Arena, Wembley

Tue Jul. 07

Richmond, VA

Altria Theater

Wed Jul. 08

Baltimore, MD

The Hippodrome Theatre

Fri Jul. 10

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata Resort Casino & Spa

Sat Jul. 11

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

Sun Jul. 12

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

Tue Jul. 14

Bethlehem, PA

Sands Bethlehem Events Center

Thu Jul. 16

Philadelphia, PA

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Fri Jul. 17

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Sat Jul. 18

Washington, DC

Jiffy Lube Live

Wed Jul. 22

Raleigh, NC

Red Hat Amphitheater

Fri Jul. 24

Atlanta, GA

Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater

Sat Jul. 25

Orlando, FL

Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts

Sun Jul. 26

Boca Raton, FL

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Tue Jul. 28

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Thu Jul. 30

New Orleans, LA

Saenger Theatre

Fri Jul. 31

Houston, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sat Aug. 01

Austin, TX

Bass Concert Hall

Wed Aug. 05

Seattle, WA

Paramount Theatre

Fri Aug. 07

Concord, CA

Concord Pavilion

Sat Aug. 08

San Diego, CA

Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Sun Aug. 09

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

Tue Aug. 11

Morrison, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Wed Aug. 12

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theatre

Thu Aug. 13

Minneapolis, MN

Northrop Auditorium

Sat Aug. 15

Nashville, TN

Ascend Amphitheater

Sun Aug. 16

Chicago, IL

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Tue Aug. 18

Cincinnati, OH

PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

Wed Aug. 19

Columbus, OH

Palace Theatre

Fri Aug. 21

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Blossom Music Center

Sat Aug. 22

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

Sun Aug. 23

Indianapolis, IN

Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

Tue Aug. 25

Pittsburgh, PA

Benedum Center

Wed Aug. 26

Norfolk, VA

Chrysler Hall

Fri Aug. 28

Boston, MA

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Sat Aug. 29

Lenox, MA


Sun Aug. 30

Canandaigua, NY


Tue Sept. 01

Montreal, QC

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place Des Arts

Wed Sept. 02

Toronto, ON

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Thu Oct. 01

Orem, UT

UCCU Center

Sat Oct. 03

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl



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