Even if you’re not a hardcore Broadway musical theater fan, there’s a very good chance you’re familiar with Idina Menzel. So you’ve watched your Blue-ray of Frozen thousands of times since you bought it on top of all the times you went to see it in theater? And you’ve memorized every single lyric in the hugely popular Wicked? And you’ve wished you were Rachel Berry from Glee? You’ve got Idina Menzel to thank for all of that.
The three-times Tony winner has made so many of your favorite character great with her powerful pipes. The Great White Way¸Oz, and our screens would be a lot different without Idina Menzel’s unparalleled talent.
But her blessed voice isn’t the only reason why we’ve been obsessed with this Broadway diva since she shot to fame as Maureen Johnson in 1996. In case you’ve forgotten why the world fell in love with her in the first place, above we bring you ten reasons to love Broadway legend and birthday girl, Adele Dazeem, er, Idina Menzel.