It’s the type of thing where, when one person does something really good, it only helps your performance. I feel like the best example of that is when Kristin comes out in the beginning of the show. It’s such an amazing entrance, and she has such charisma and charm that she immediately–no matter what state the audience might be in–she immediately warms them up. And then it only makes my entrance and my beginning song better. No, we don’t compete for the spotlight. We have to compete as characters a little bit, but we just challenge one another. And we try to keep it really fresh, and we throw each other different things every day, just to keep ourselves on each other’s toes.
On whether she competed with Kristin Chenoweth
I am more than the notes I hit, and that’s how I try to approach my life. You can’t get it all right all the time, but you can try your best. If you’ve done that, all that’s left is to accept your shortcomings and have the courage to try to overcome them.
I’m smart enough to know to work with smart people.
Nerves are good, they keep you alive.
Ahead of her performance at the 2014 Academy Awards
Being a role model is about being true to myself.
All the beautiful imperfections make the perfections.
So I consider myself incredibly lucky to, uh, get to sing some pretty amazing songs. You know, songs- songs about people, you know, people that are different; people that are perhaps ostracized or are thought of differently in this world. People who overcome that- who find a way to take the thing that makes them really different and harness it and then share it with the world. Songs like that. Songs like Defying Gravity, you know. I feel really, really lucky to have songs like that to get to sing, but then there are, you know- if I’m going to be totally honest, there are mornings that i wake up and uh, you know, I don’t feel like getting out of bed. I’m sure you have those days, you know. Maybe the night before, somebody broke your heart or uh, I don’t know. Maybe you heard something that was said about you that kind of rocked you to your core. Maybe you just look in the mirror and you don’t like what you see. So, uh, you know, I have those kind of mornings, you know. I’ll be honest, you know, the last thing I feel like doing is singing a song like Let It Go. Sometimes, I just want to sing a different song.
Before singing "Creep"
The Wiz? I was never in the Wiz. I’m not black, I’m Jewish! My son’s black and a Jew…
Someone was late to her concert and arrived during the pause in Don't Rain In My Parade. She asked if he would like for her to start the show over and he said no- that he already knew that Don't Rain On My Parade and a song from 'The Wiz.'
Queen darling, queen
When asked how it felt to be a Disney Princess
Sometimes you don’t know how you’re gonna make it through, and you need some Twizzlers.
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