IDINA MENZEL TO PERFORM ON
"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60,"
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 ON ABC
Fans at Home Can Participate in the Evening's Interactive Light Shows Via Sync Capabilities in the Disney Applause App
Tony Award-winning star of stage, film, television and music Idina Menzel to perform on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60." Menzel will sing "Let It Go" the multi-platinum, Grammy and Oscar(R)-winning song from Walt Disney Pictures' global box office smash-hit "Frozen." Menzel provided the voice of Elsa in the instant classic film with one of the most memorable soundtracks of the decade. Menzel will perform in Disney California Adventure Park against the backdrop of "World of Color," the one-of-a-kind nighttime extravaganza. "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60," with Derek Hough as Master of Ceremonies, airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
About Idina Menzel
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 earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winner "Rent," and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in "Wicked." Other notable projects include "Glee" and Disney's "Enchanted." She embarked on a worldwide tour in 2015 that included Asia, UK and North America. 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 was most recently seen on Broadway as Elizabeth in the original production "If/Then," for which she earned her third Tony nomination. Menzel also sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX, which set the record for the most-watched show in U.S. history.
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 http://www.abroaderway.org/.
Previously announced participants and performers include Jessica Alba, Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Witney Carson, Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis, Hilary Duff, Fall Out Boy, Harrison Ford, Josh Gad, Ginnifer Goodwin, Nolan Gould, Neil Patrick Harris, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sarah Hyland, Jessie J, Elton John, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Jimmy Kimmel, Little Big Town, Dame Helen Mirren, Ne-Yo, Lupita Nyong'o, Pentatonix, Pink, Alfonso Ribeiro, John Stamos, Eric Stonestreet, Kiefer Sutherland, Dick Van Dyke, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter, Zendaya, Maddie Ziegler and The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.
Fans watching the show at home can participate in Idina Menzel's performance with the Disney Applause app. Using Walt Disney Imagineering's Made with Magic technology, Applause delivers a second screen, interactive experience that will sync directly to the broadcast's major musical segments, displaying colorful light shows and original content on viewers' phones. Their display will be in harmony with the illuminated accessories worn by guests and elaborate lighting design during the performance. Disney Applause is available for iOS and Android.
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Walt Disney's legacy lives on through the Disneyland Resort, but even he might not have been able to imagine how big his idea would become at Disneyland and at Disney parks that span the globe. He launched an entirely new concept for family entertainment that remains as relevant today as the day it opened, July 17, 1955, for guests of all ages.
The Disneyland Resort will continue its 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration through Summer 2016, extending the three spectacular after-dark shows created for the special anniversary - the "Paint the Night" parade, the immersive "Disneyland Forever" fireworks show and the all-new "World of Color-Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney." The exciting celebration, which also features sparkling décor, themed food and merchandise, will conclude on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" is a production of Den of Thieves (MTV Video Music Awards, American Idol, MTV Movie Awards, Critics Choice Movie Awards, the Radio Disney Music Awards). Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager are the executive producers. "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.