Actress who originated the roles of Maureen in Rent and Elphaba in Wicked. For the latter performance, she received a 2004 Tony Award. She also voiced the character Elsa in the 2013 Disney film Frozen, providing vocals on the Academy Award winning song "Let It Go."
During her teenage years, she sang at bar mitzvahs and weddings. She later graduated from New York University's famed Tisch School of the Arts.