"I think he should be a recording artist like Frank Sinatra or Michael Bublé," Menzel said about Marsden. "He has really got that kind of voice."
Marsden recounted playing a non-singing role in his high school production of Bye Bye Birdie and teaching himself to sing by emulating crooners; Corden pushed Marsden to replicate those vocals in front of the crowd. Marsden sang snippets of John Legend's "All of Me," before confessing to a habit of "begging" Menzel to sing with him between takes on set. With minor cajoling from Corden, the pair replicated the habit with Disney's "A Whole New World" from Aladdin.
Later in the show, Menzel recounted breaking a rib during her final weekend as Elphaba in Wicked. That story centers on the January 8, 2005, matinee performance of Wicked, when an elevator beneath the trap door that usually whisked Menzel away during the show's "melting sequence" began descending without her. Menzel's fall resulted in a cracked rib, and the show was stopped until her understudy Shoshana Bean could finish the performance.
In addition to Disenchanted, Marsden stars in the newly updated streaming show Dead to Me. A documentary on Menzel's theatrical career, titled Which Way To The Stage, will be released by Disney+ November 9.
Disenchanted, Disney's movie musical follow-up to the 2007 film Enchanted, is set to premiere on Disney+ November 24, with a cast also including Amy Adams, Ann Harada, James Monroe Iglehart, and more.
A satirical love letter to classic Disney animation, 2007's Enchanted featured Adams as Giselle, a young maiden living in an animated, musical world who suddenly finds herself in real-life Manhattan. The long-awaited sequel sees Giselle and her family moving to suburbia, only to receive a visit from some Andalasian friends to offer her a chance to bring back some fairy-tale magic.
Adam Shankman directs with a script from Brigitte Hales, Richard Lagravenese, Scott Neustadter, and Michael Weber. Adams, Barry Josephson, and Barry Sonnenfeld produce.
Composer Alan Menken re-teamed with lyricist Stephen Schwartz for the film's new songs. The original film introduced such Menken-Schwartz tunes as “Happy Working Song,” “That's How You Know,” and “So Close,” all three of which received 2008 Academy Award nominations. The film also included cameo appearances from the voice talent behind past Disney princesses, including stage favorites Judy Kuhn, Jodi Benson, and Paige O'Hara.