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The Wicked truth is Idina Menzel wants to be on Glee

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 5th 2009 3:02PM
idina_menzel_cdCould it be that the cool show for guest appearances is going to be Glee? It well may be the case after Kristin Chenoweth's musical showstopper last October. Kristin's Tony-award winning costar from Wicked, Idina Menzel, wants to do Glee. How do we know? Her husband, Private Practice's Taye Diggs, confirmed it.

There's more to it than just that. Apparently the Glee fans -- Gleeks -- have noticed the remarkable resemblance between Idina and Lea Michele.

Why, she could be/play Lea's mother! They look alike and they are both big time Broadway belters. We've heard Lea's incredibly rendition of "Defying Gravity," the song that made Idina a star, on Glee, too.

What about Idina? Have you heard her? Does she not sound like Lea? Have a listen:





My guess is that the smart Ryan Murphy-led team at Glee are already at work on this casting coup. Now, whether they choose to make Idina the biological mother that Rachel's never met is still to be determined. That's what many fans are hoping for, because thus far, we've heard a lot about Rachel's two dads. There's been nothing about her mother.

Hmm... I like it. What about you?

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Joe

She did once, but then Taye Diggs showed up and beat the stuffing out of me.

Oh, maybe you were looking for "Never."

December 09 2009 at 2:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rick cokely

Has she ever pouted her lips and called you pookie?

December 08 2009 at 8:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tna

Sorry, but "Wicked' did not make Idina a star, "RENT" did in the 90's. She originated the role of Maureen. And if you think she was amazing in 'Wicked', she would have blown your mind as Maureen.

December 07 2009 at 10:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Will

Idina was only nominated for a Tony for "Rent." She did not win.

December 07 2009 at 6:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt

I just have to comment on this line:

"the song that made Idina a star"

Idina Menzel was a star before Wicked - she played Maureen in the original run of RENT, and won a Tony for that role. She also starred in the film adaptation. I would hazard a guess that more people know her from those roles than from Wicked.

December 07 2009 at 10:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mdaby3

Perfect choice.

December 06 2009 at 8:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff

You mean "from October" not last october. That would be 2008, when Glee was not on.

December 05 2009 at 7:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Kesey

Did you have a different last October than the rest of us? The last October for me was 2009.

December 06 2009 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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