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Idina Menzel to perform on the Oscars

by jmaloni

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Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm

Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the Oscar-nominated song "Let it Go" for a global television audience at the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.

"Let it Go," written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for "Frozen," is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," and "The Moon Song" from "Her."

Menzel won a Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of "Wicked." She 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. In addition to "Frozen," in which she voices the character of Elsa, Menzel's film roles include "Enchanted," "Ask the Dust" and "Rent."

Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on "Oscar Sunday," March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on ABC.

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