Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2004
LabelZel Records
ProducerJamey Jaz
Idina Menzel chronology
Still I Can't Be Still
I Stand

Here is the second album from American singer-actress Idina Menzel. Unable to find acting gigs, Menzel began recording the album in 1999, but was dropped by Hollywood Records after her previous album Still I Can't Be Still didn't sell a lot. In 2004, Menzel self-released Here, despite it being incomplete. While Menzel was performing in Wicked which earned her a big rise to fame, she sold copies of the album at the Gershwin Theatre. The album has sold around 2,000 copies.[1][2][3][4]

To promote the album, Menzel performed a one night only concert at the Zipper Theatre in NYC on December 13, 2004 (on a dark night from Wicked) entitled Idina: For My Friends. Following filming the film version of Rent in 2005, she performed a set of mini concerts in Massachusetts including the Provincetown Theatre, Regetta Bar, and the Hot Tin Roof.

Track listing

  1. "Here" – 3:39
  2. "You'd Be Surprised" – 4:31
  3. "If I Told You" – 4:00
  4. "Penny" – 4:02
  5. "Once Upon A Time" – 3:46
  6. "So Beautiful" – 3:27

Credits and personnel


  1. ^ "Idina Menzel, star of the original Broadway production of Wicked will recreate her role in London". London Theatre. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Billboard Music Awards, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Something Wicked This Way Comes". New York Magazine. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Idina Menzel's Fairy Tale Journey: From Broadway to 'Frozen' and a 'Gorgeous' Note From John Travolta (Cover Story)". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved April 1, 2014.