Idina Featured in “New York State of Mind”


Idina Menzel joined a slew of NYC entertainers to honor New York City in this video rendition of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” The video was created by NYCNext to encourage the city’s recovery from the pandemic and drive civic engagement.

The “New York State of Mind” video features an array of artists from multiple disciplines and industries, including some of Idina’s If/Then collaborators, so keep your eyes open! Performers featured are: Zeshan B., Sara Bareilles, Mario Cantone, Victoria Clark, Cautious Clay, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Jerry Dixon, Chloe Flower, Billy Joel’s daughter and singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, Joseph Joubert, Tom Kitt, The Klezmatics, The Yankees, LaChanze, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brian Newman, Kelli O’Hara, Joan Osborne, Peppermint, Angie Pontani, Anaïs Reno, Mark Rivera, David Rosenthal, Bobby Sanabria, Ben Stiller and Suzanne Vega.

The performers were shot and recorded in all 5 Boroughs. Idina filmed her part at Open Jar Studios, home to the largest studios in New York City. To learn more about NYC Next and get involved, visit

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