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.
Nerves are good, they keep you alive.
Ahead of her performance at the 2014 Academy Awards
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