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Who's Who

IDINA MENZEL (Jodi Isaac). Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Menzel’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash Frozen, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, Frozen Fever. After Menzel’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel capped 2016 with the release of her fifth solo studio album idina. She was most recently seen in Lifetime’s remake of Beaches, which premiered January 2017, in which she portrays the role of ‘CC,’ made famous by Bette Midler. 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 Pulitzer Prize winning Rent. Menzel’s most recent Broadway role as ‘Elizabeth’ in the original production If/Then earned her a third Tony nomination. Other notable projects include Glee and Disney’s Enchanted. In addition to cast albums, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums I Stand, Here and Still I Can’t Be Still. Her first-ever Christmas album Holiday Wishes, released October 2014 on Warner Bros. Records, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart, broke into the top 10 on Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and received rave reviews. Menzel received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event the same year. 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 building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities and striving for personal and social achievement. In 2014, 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 abroaderway.org. For more information, please visit idinamenzel.com. Photo: Warner Bros Records.

JOSHUA HARMON (Playwright). Joshua’s play Significant Other opens on Broadway this spring, following its world premiere at Roundabout in June 2015. His play Bad Jews had its world premiere at Roundabout Underground, was the first play to transfer to the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre, and has since become one of the most produced plays in the United States. International productions include Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, South Africa and London's West End, following sell-out runs at Theatre Royal Bath and the St. James. Fellowships from MacDowell, Atlantic Center for the Arts and NNPN. He is a graduate of Juilliard and under commission from Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Lincoln Center Theater.

DANIEL AUKIN (Director). Daniel Aukin’s recent work includes Dan Lefranc's Rancho Viejo, the Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love (MTC), Melissa James Gibson’s Placebo (Playwrights’ Horizons), The Fortress of Solitude (Dallas Theater Center & The Public Theatre), Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews (Roundabout), Melissa James Gibson’s What Rhymes With America (The Atlantic), Sam Shepard’s Heartless (Signature), Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theatre), Marius von Mayenburg’s The Ugly One (Soho Rep), Itamar Moses’ Back Back Back (MTC), Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge (Arena Stage) and Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine (La Jolla Playhouse). As Artistic Director of Soho Rep (1998–2006) premieres of new work include Mark Schultz’s Everything Will Be Different, Melissa James Gibson’s Suitcase and [sic], Mac Wellman’s Cat’s-Paw, Quincy Long’s The Year Of The Baby and Maria Irene Fornes’ Molly’s Dream.