– Idina Menzel and Lea Michele sang a duet of “I Dreamed a Dream” on Glee in 2010
– Menzel played Shelby Corcoran, the biological mother of Michele’s character Rachel Berry
– They performed a total of five duets on the show
Idina Menzel and Lea Michele showcased their powerhouse Broadway voices on the popular musical television show Glee. In a memorable scene from the show in 2010, Menzel played the role of Shelby Corcoran, who turns out to be the biological mother of Michele’s character, Rachel Berry. The emotional reunion between the two was marked by their beautiful rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables.
The introduction of Menzel’s character added depth to the storyline between Rachel Berry and her adoptive parents, as well as offering more opportunities for stunning musical performances. Alongside the powerful rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream,” Menzel and Michele performed a total of five duets throughout the show.
The excellent chemistry between the two actresses and their off-the-charts vocal abilities made every scene featuring the mother-daughter duo captivating. Their joint performances became symbols of the breathtaking musical talent present in the Glee cast.