BEVERLY HILLS, CA â€” Tony AwardÂ®-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the OscarÂ®-nominated song â€œLet it Goâ€ for a global television audience at the OscarsÂ®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
â€œLet it Go,â€ written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for â€œFrozen,â€ is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “The Moon Song” from “Her.”
Menzel won a Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of â€œWicked.â€ She received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in â€œRentâ€ and earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Manhattan Theater Clubâ€™s off-Broadway musical â€œThe Wild Party.â€ In March Mezel will star in â€œIf/Then,â€ a new Broadway musical about a woman moving back to New York City for a fresh start. In addition to â€œFrozen,â€ in which she voices the character of Elsa, Menzelâ€™s film roles include â€œEnchanted,â€ â€œAsk the Dustâ€ and â€œRent.â€
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby TheatreÂ® at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.