'Frozen' star Idina Menzel will take on the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIX (+video)(Read article summary)
Menzel was behind the smash hit song 'Let It Go' from the animated movie 'Frozen' and is currently starring in the Broadway show 'If/Then.'
Singer Idina Menzel will reportedly perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl.
According to the Washington Post, the game, which will take place on Feb. 1, will also feature a performance by John Legend, who will sing “America the Beautiful.”
Menzel is probably currently best known for her song “Let It Go,” which she sang as her character Elsa in the Disney 2013 smash animated hit “Frozen.” The song, which Menzel performed at the 2014 Oscars ceremony, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The actress is also currently starring in the Broadway show “If/Then,” which premiered in 2014 and tells the story of a woman and multiple paths she could have taken during her life. Menzel originated the lead role and the show includes music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, respectively, who also did the music and lyrics for the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal,” among other work. “If/Then” was nominated for the Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Actress in a Musical for Menzel’s performance. “If/Then” will close on Broadway in March, according to the Guardian.
Menzel previously starred on Broadway in the musicals “Wicked,” in which she portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West made famous in “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Rent,” among other work.
Those who have performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl recently include singer Renée Fleming, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Clarkson.
Meanwhile, the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl will feature a performance by Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz, according to Rolling Stone. “My first special guest is going to be an incredible rock & roll icon, a guitar god," Perry said of Kravitz joining her. "He's the coolest.”
Recent performers at the Super Bowl halftime shows have included Bruno Mars, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Madonna, and Nicki Minaj.