Washington, D.C., May 16, 2023 — The Capital Pride Alliance is excited to announce that Idina Menzel, singer and songwriter, actress, Broadway star, author, and philanthropist, will be appearing at the Capital Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5 / PRIDE Radio and DARCARS on Sunday, June 11, 2023. She will join two classic acts already announced, Debbie Gibson and Shanice. Additional acts will be announced shortly.
Menzel will be performing music from her upcoming dance album “Drama Queen,” including the recently released first single “Move.”
Menzel rose to fame for her role as Maureen in the popular Broadway musical Rent. Her career took off when she starred as Broadway’s Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the original Wicked, for which she won the 1982 Tony® Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She was also the voice of Elsa in Disney’s Oscar® winning Frozen and its sequel. The film’s song, “Let It Go,” was voiced by Menzel and became an instant international phenomenon, winning the Oscar® for Best Original Song — where Menzel performed it at the ceremony — and the Grammy® Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The track reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Menzel the first artist with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. She has also appeared in many other feature films, including the Safdie Brothers’ critically acclaimed Uncut Gems, Disney’s Enchanted and its sequel Disenchanted, and Amazon Studios’ smash hit Cinderella, for which she wrote and sang the song “Dream Girl,” which was shortlisted for the Academy Awards’ Best Song category. This past year she also released the Disney+ documentary Which Way to the Stage?, which followed her along on her journey to headline Madison Square Garden.
Menzel’s prolific recording career includes multiple cast albums and the solo albums: “Still I Can’t Be Still,” “Here,” “I Stand,” “idina,” and “Christmas: A Season of Love,” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart and landed in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts upon its release.
The Capital Pride Concert takes place in conjunction with the Capital Pride Festival presented by MGM National Harbor from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The Capital Pride Concert and Festival continue to be free to the public, with tickets available for special access to the Concert Pit and the VIP Concert Experience.
The Festival and Concert cap off the celebration weekend, with a full day of entertainment on three stages, consisting of international performers and our best local and regional LGBTQ+ talent. Following the Pride Concert, attendees are invited to dance into the sunset at the Capitol Sunset Dance Party with GRAMMY️ Award-Winning Music Producer, Remixer, Composer, and DJ Tracy Young.
The Capital Pride Alliance (CPA), located in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community all year long, through educational programs, major events, fundraising, outreach and advocacy, providing platforms for visibility, and supporting the work of our many community organizations and local businesses.