It was the year 2000, and Menzel was just coming off her Tony Nominated turn as Maureen in Rent. Her next high profile job was in 2000, as a replacement in a big budget Broadway spectacular. During that time, the actress was being considered for (the soon to be mega-hit) Wicked, and sung a song from her current show for the “Elphaba” audition. And, in case you’ve been in a cave for 10 years, she landed that role. What was the show that got her primed for “Elphaba”, before her Tony winning turn in Wicked?
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A: Idina was currently starring as Amneris in Broadway’s Aida, when she auditioned for Wicked with “I would rather wear a barrel than conservative apparel for dress has always been…my strongest suit!” Watch video of Idina in Aida below!!