The Tony Award-winning entertainer had a whirlwind year in 2014 full of highs (Frozen became one of the biggest animated movies of all time) and lows (her divorce from Taye Diggs was finalized), all of which she captured on her fifth studio album.
Next up for Menzel is Lifetime's remake of Beaches. Menzel is playing Bette Midler's role in the TV movie, which was a gig she almost didn't take.
"I don't particularly like to choose projects where I have to walk in an icon's footsteps," Menzel explained. "I found though -- after I said no a bunch of times, because I was terrified -- that there's a whole young audience that had never even heard of Beaches."