Kristin Chenoweth
Actress, singer
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Dawn Chenoweth is an American singer and actress, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. She is best known on Broadway for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999), for which she won a Tony Award, and for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked (2003). Her best-known television role is Annabeth Schott in NBC's The West Wing. As Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, she won a 2009 Emmy Award.
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Kristin Chenoweth talks adoption, 'Lion' movie
CNN - about 1 month
For actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, the movie "Lion" stoked emotions about her own adoption.
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Kristin Chenoweth On 'LION' And Adoption
Huffington Post - about 1 month
It's hardly a secret that I was adopted as a baby and quite frankly, there's absolutely no reason it should be. As I've grown, I've watched the conversation and perceptions about adopted kids and families shift, but nothing has quite captured the truth, both the good and the ugly, of adoption like the film "LION." It's an honest look at adoption and the not uncommon feelings surrounding identity that come up for many people. Without getting on a soapbox, the film stands up to some commonly held misperceptions about adoption, the stigma many families deal with and supports the often life changing impact it can have. When it comes down to it, "LION" is a story of love and family, and the idea that we are shaped by both our environment and our DNA. If you're not already familiar, "LION" is the true story of Saroo Brierley, who at 5 years old gets lost on a train, ending up on the streets of Calcutta before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Fast forward 25 years lat ...
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Christine Ebersole Says Tony-Winning Role in 'Grey Gardens' Spoke to the Queer Community
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Though she boasts two of her own, Christine Ebersole admits she’s not attended the Tony Awards in nearly a decade. “Don’t you have to be invited or something?” the two-time “Best Actress” winner shockingly quipped when asked about her lengthy absence from Broadway’s biggest night. “I don’t get invited.” Though the Tony-winner for both 42nd Street and Grey Gardens not being on the guest-list is shocking enough, Ebersole’s explanation for the snub proves an even greater head-scratcher. “It’s because I’m not a ‘celebrity,’” the actress stated flatly. “That’s just a fact.” It’s a seemingly unbelievable assertion from an entertainer whose career spans four decades. In addition to sweeping the theatre community’s top honors in 2006 with her dual roles of reclusive Kennedy cousins Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”) and Edith Bouvier Beale (“Little Edie”) in Grey Gardens, Ebersole has countless film and television credits. Her big screen appearances include Oscar-winning films such ...
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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The Entirety Of Broadway Wants You To Get Out And Vote Today
Huffington Post - 4 months
Bette Midler, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Kristin Chenoweth, Cyndi Lauper, Andrew Rannells, Telly Leung, Danny Burstein, Laura Benanti, Nick Kroll, Jonathon Groff, Sutton Foster, Harvey Fierstein. All of Broadway, Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth claims on Facebook, wants you to get out and vote today.  In a video created by Roth, the cast and creators of every current Broadway show implore Americans to head to their polling stations and help choose our country’s next president. “It’s our time tonight to get loud,” Gavin Creel and Robbie Roth sing as images of the theater community holding “Vote” signs flash before viewers. The song, titled “Noise,” was originally released in 2011. It’s now the soundtrack for Roth’s video, which was released on Monday ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Let this be the anthem that gets you through an eventful day. If you need another one, check out the cast of “Hamilton” urging fans to #Ham4Vote. Bonu ...
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Review: Kristin Chenoweth, That Perky Performer With the Powerhouse Pipes
NYTimes - 4 months
Kristin Chenoweth’s concert show, “My Love Letter to Broadway,” displayed her enthusiasm, playfulness, superb voice and entertaining choice of material.
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Kristin Chenoweth’s Many Lullabies for Broadway
NYTimes - 4 months
Ms. Chenoweth starts a series of concert performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.
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Sean Hayes Says He's 'Ashamed And Embarrassed' For Staying Closeted
Huffington Post - 4 months
Sean Hayes is now a proud gay man, but he has a few regrets about his coming out process ― namely, taking so long to address his sexuality in the first place.  The “Will & Grace” star was honored with the Trailblazer Award at Outfest’s 2016 Legacy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. In his nearly six-minute acceptance speech, the 46-year-old thanked the Outfest team for the award while offering a somewhat humbling recollection of his time spent in the public eye while still in the closet.  “Unfortunately, in my mind, my lucky break was inextricably tied to me thinking that I had to stay in the closet in order to keep moving forward,” Hayes said after receiving the award from fellow actor Dax Shepard. “Looking back at my choice to stay silent, I am ashamed and embarrassed. What was I thinking?” After years of being reluctant to address his personal life in interviews, the Emmy Award-winning actor opened up about his sexuality in a 2010 interview with The Advo ...
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Kristin Chenoweth on 'The Heart of the Matter'
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
Kristin Chenoweth on how a Don Henley song helped her and a musical colleague deal with news of a tragedy.
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Watch A Sword-Wielding Kristin Chenoweth Perform An Operatic 'Game of Thrones' Theme
Huffington Post - 5 months
Whether or not you watch “Game of Thrones,” you’ve probably heard the fantasy epic’s sweeping orchestral theme song.  It’s become an iconic TV theme, to say the least, and on Tuesday night, Kristin Chenoweth put her own spin on it. During her appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the Broadway star transformed the theme into an operatic masterpiece, all while wielding a sword made of Valyrian steel. (Chenoweth once performed this version of the song in an Instagram video, which is what prompted Kimmel to ask her about it.) To make the moment even better, Kimmel had the opening credits and some serious (fake) flames playing on the screens behind her. It’s definitely a must-watch performance.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kristin Chenoweth
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    Chenoweth is set to play Velma Von Tussle in NBC's Hairspray Live!, which is scheduled to air on December 7, 2016.
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    She is also set to give a series of concerts at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, titled My Love Letter to Broadway, on November 2–13, 2016.
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    Chenoweth expects to release a new album, The Art of Elegance, September 23, 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 46
    In 2015, she was inducted as an honorary member of the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity's Sigma Theta chapter at Eastman School of Music.
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    Chenoweth received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.
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    She co-hosted the 2015 Tony Awards.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Chenoweth wrote a memoir entitled A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages, describing her life and career, including her adoption, her turn in Wicked and her time in Hollywood. The book was released on, 2009. Chenoweth has spoken publicly about her religious faith; she describes herself as a "non-judgmental, liberal Christian". According to The New York Times, when Chenoweth "assured her theater fans that she supports gay rights, her Christian base was outraged; she was disinvited from performing at a Women of Faith conference in ". Chenoweth released an album in, As I Am, a mixture of hymns and contemporary Christian music, with adult contemporary arrangements. To promote the album, she made an appearance on The 700 Club which upset some of her gay fans. She later said she thought that the "Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of the world are scary" and that she regretted appearing on the show.
    In 2015, she appeared with Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman in the thriller film The Boy Next Door and voiced Fifi, Snoopy's love interest, in The Peanuts Movie.
    More Details Hide Details Chenoweth often appeared on Prairie Home Companion. On August 27, 2008, Chenoweth released an internet video with Funny or Die called Intervention with Kristin Chenoweth. The video parodied A&E's show Intervention, with Chenoweth starring as a singing, dancing interventionist. The song in the video was composed by Andrew Lippa, with lyrics by Amy Rhodes, who also wrote the script for the video. Chenoweth admitted that she was hesitant about performing the lyrics.
    Chenoweth played Maleficent in the live-action Disney Channel original movie, Descendants, which premiered on July 31, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details The Entertainment Weekly reviewer said that "Chenoweth stole much of the show". It drew the largest cable TV movie audience of 2015 to that date. In December, Chenoweth appeared in an episode of I Get That a Lot, posing as a waitress.
    Chenoweth played Lily Garland in a Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century, opposite Peter Gallagher, which began previews on February 12 and opened on March 12, 2015 for a 22-week limited engagement through July 19, 2015 at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
    More Details Hide Details Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote that Chenoweth "uses character's histrionics to create one of the most virtuosic portraits in song ever on Broadway. The vocal vocabulary she deploys here ranges from jazz-baby brass to operatic silver, often in a single number, and she switches among them with jaw-dropping ease.... And every perfectly weighted note is set off by an impeccably exaggerated gesture." She was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award for her performance. After a guest appearance on LateLine, a role in the short-lived television series Paramour (1999) and several roles in television films such as Annie (as Lily St. Regis), Chenoweth starred in her own NBC sitcom, the semi-autobiographical Kristin in 2001. It was short-lived, with thirteen episodes filmed, but only six aired before it was cancelled. Chenoweth appeared in the lead role of Marian in the 2003 television film, The Music Man, opposite Matthew Broderick. She also guest-starred on such shows as Frasier (2001), Sesame Street (2002 and several times afterwards) and Ugly Betty (2007).
  • 2014
    Age 45
    Chenoweth has signed with Concord Music Group and released an album entitled Coming Home, in 2014.The album charted at No. 48 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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    She joined Andrew Lippa in his oratorio I Am Harvey Milk at Avery Fisher Hall on October 6, 2014.
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    In 2014, Chenoweth returned to Carnegie Hall with an autobiographical concert, where she sang "as good a rendition of Much More' as we're ever likely to hear".
    More Details Hide Details She also made her London solo concert debut at the Royal Albert Hall, where a reviewer's five-star review noted: "Chenoweth undeniably knows how to engulf a venue, not only with her (sometimes surprisingly) powerful, operatic voice... but also with her irresistable sic... personality... that audience was in the palm of her hands for the duration of the evening".
  • 2013
    Age 44
    In 2013, Chenoweth co-hosted the Oscars Red Carpet Live immediately prior to the 85th Academy Awards and also sang the closing number of the ceremony, "Here's to the Losers", with host Seth MacFarlane, in which, paraphrasing the original Frank Sinatra song, the two poked genial fun at nominees who had not received awards.
    More Details Hide Details Chenoweth was the solo performer in the Live from Lincoln Center feature "The Dames of Broadway... All of 'Em!!!" In July, she hosted the fifth Just For Laughs gala in Montreal. She also appeared in the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performing the song "New York, New York" while riding aboard Royal Caribbean's "A World at Sea" float.
    In 2013, Chenoweth performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of an Australian concert tour.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    Less than four months after her July 2012 injury on the set of The Good Wife, Chenoweth returned to the concert stage for a short series of dates in California, where she performed "a sagely programmed 90-minute set, which merged pop, Broadway, gospel and country with perky, unforced-feeling remarks....
    More Details Hide Details Chenoweth’s range, timbre and versatility are in peak form, with astonishing top notes, equalized registers and a delicious ability to variegate attack from number to number."
    Chenoweth conducted her first U.S. concert tour in the summer of 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The reviewer for BroadwayWorld.com wrote: "Kristin shines on stage."
    From the TV show GCB, in 2012, Chenoweth released "Blessed Be the Ties that Bind", "Jesus Take the Wheel", "Prayer of St. Francis" (which was also on Some Lessons Learned) and "This Little Light of Mine".
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    Her character appears in the September 2012 season opener.
    More Details Hide Details During that month, she returned to the show to film a short scene for another episode. In 2013 and 2014, she made two appearances as Brittany Gold on the TV series, Kirstie.
    However, on July 11, 2012 she left the show because of serious injuries suffered on the set, where she sustained a skull fracture, broken nose, spinal and rib injuries and cracked teeth.
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    Chenoweth guest starred in an episode of the sitcom Hot in Cleveland, titled "The Gateway Friend", on May 2, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Chenoweth was cast in a recurring role as a political reporter in the fourth season of The Good Wife (2012).
    The series debuted in March 2012 but lasted only one season; Chenoweth generally sang a song in each episode.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    In 2011, Chenoweth joined the cast of a pilot for ABC called Good Christian Bitches as a character named Carlene Cockburn.
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    Chenoweth returned to Glee in "Rumours" in 2011, and for its 100th episode in March 2014.
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    She played televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in a reading of the musical Rise in 2011.
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    Chenoweth and Hayes remained in the cast until the show closed on January 2, 2011, although she missed performances from December 29, 2010 to January 1, 2011 to perform a New Year's Eve concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall on December 31, 2010.
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  • 2010
    Age 41
    Chenoweth starred as Fran Kubelik in the 2010 Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises, opposite Sean Hayes, which opened on, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The songs "I Say a Little Prayer" and "A House Is Not a Home" were added for her to sing.
    Chenoweth was scheduled to return to The Metropolitan Opera in 2010 to play Samira in John Corigliano's opera The Ghosts of Versailles.
    More Details Hide Details The Met cancelled the expensive production in 2008 as the U.S. economy weakened.
  • 2009
    Age 40
    She appeared in the Encores! semi-staged production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Music in the Air in February 2009.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    Later that year, Chenoweth appeared in the 2008 holiday romantic comedy film Four Christmases, playing the sister of Reese Witherspoon's character.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Chenoweth starred as a "suicidal prostitute" in the indie drama Into Temptation, written and directed by Patrick Coyle. The film was screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival and was later released on DVD. Also in 2009, Chenoweth reprised her voice role of Rosetta in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and filmed the Disney comedy You Again (released in 2010). She voiced Gabi, a poisonous frog, in the 2014 animated film, Rio 2.
    In 2008 she was scheduled to reprise her role as Cunegonde in an English National Opera production of Candide, but she had to pull out.
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  • 2007
    Age 38
    She was the star performer of the opening ceremony of the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade.
    More Details Hide Details She sang "Our Good Nature", an original composition written to coincide with the Oklahoma centennial celebration and the theme of the parade. In the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, she performed the song "The Christmas Waltz" from her "A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas" album while riding aboard the "The Care Bears Winter Fun-Derland" float. She sang with Il Divo as part of Il Divo's Christmas Tour on, 16 and 17, 2009 in New York City and in Boston. She has sung the U.S. national anthem at various sporting events, including the 2010 New York Yankees home opener and at Candlestick Park for the NFL's NFC Conference Championship on January 22, 2012. Also in 2010, Chenoweth hosted the 15th Annual Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards on VH1.
  • 2006
    Age 37
    She played Elizabeth in a 2006 workshop of Mel Brooks's musical theatre adaptation of his film Young Frankenstein, but due to other commitments, she was unable to appear in the Broadway production.
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    From December 2006 to March 2007, Chenoweth starred on Broadway as Eve in a revival of The Apple Tree with co-stars Brian d'Arcy James and former fiancé Marc Kudisch.
    More Details Hide Details She received nominations for the Drama Desk Award and the Drama League Award. She hosted that year's Drama Desk Awards ceremony.
  • 2004
    Age 35
    After playing Glinda for nine months, Chenoweth left Wicked, on, 2004, soon joining the cast of The West Wing in Los Angeles. The Wicked cast album earned a 2005 Grammy Award.
    More Details Hide Details Chenoweth played Cunegonde in the New York Philharmonic revival of Candide, directed by Lonny Price, in. The production was also broadcast on PBS's Great Performances. A performance of the rarely sung duet "We Are Women", between Cunegonde and the Old Lady (played by Patti Lupone), was included in the production.
    She was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award as Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance, losing to her co-star Idina Menzel (who played Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West).
    More Details Hide Details Chenoweth was also nominated for the Drama Desk Award and the Drama League Award for this role. Ben Rimalower, in Playbill, wrote that, for Glinda, "the gold standard was unquestionably and indelibly set" by Chenoweth's performances.
  • 2003
    Age 34
    In October 2003, she returned to Broadway (after the San Francisco tryout) in Wicked, the musical about the early years of the witches of Oz, in the joint-leading role of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North.
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  • 2002
    Age 33
    Chenoweth made her film debut in Topa Topa Bluffs in 2002 playing "Patty".
    More Details Hide Details After a few years away from film she returned to the big screen in the 2005 film version of Bewitched, directed by Nora Ephron, as Maria Kelly. In 2006, Chenoweth played supporting roles in five films, The Pink Panther, RV, Running with Scissors, Deck the Halls, and Stranger Than Fiction. On February 24, 2008, Chenoweth sang "That's How You Know" from the film Enchanted at the 80th Academy Awards in the Kodak Theater. She also voiced Rosetta, the garden fairy in the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell.
    In 2002, she performed in the City Center Encores! 10th Anniversary Bash.
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  • 2001
    Age 32
    Also in 2001, she released her debut solo album Let Yourself Go, which was a collection of standards from the musicals of the 1930s.
    More Details Hide Details One of the tracks featured a duet with Jason Alexander. In, Chenoweth performed songs from the album in concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook concert series. Ben Rimalower, in Playbill, praised the album as "a joyous affair". The same year, she appeared as Fanny Brice in the Actor's Fund Benefit Concert of the musical Funny Girl in New York City. In 2003 in London, she performed a solo concert as part of the Divas at the Donmar series for director Sam Mendes. Later that year, she sang Glinda in the cast recording of Wicked and the soundtrack recording of Disney's The Music Man. Rimalower wrote that Chenoweth "sparkles" on the album. In 2004, she released her second album As I Am, which was a Christian music album containing various spiritual songs. The album peaked at number 31 on the U.S. Christian Albums Chart. The same year, Chenoweth gave a concert at Carnegie Hall.
  • 1999
    Age 30
    In 1999, Chenoweth performed in the Broadway revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown as the title character's little sister, Sally, a character that was not present in the original production.
    More Details Hide Details She won the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Later that year, she starred on Broadway in the short-lived comic play Epic Proportions, followed by starring as Daisy Gamble in the "Encores!" production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in. After this, Chenoweth split her time between stage and TV or film roles and released her first solo album, Let Yourself Go (2001).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    In 1998 she appeared in the City Center Encores! staged concert of the George and Ira Gershwin musical Strike up the Band as Anne Draper and created roles in the original Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn's A New Brain.
    More Details Hide Details Ben Rimalower, in Playbill, wrote: "It's unlikely anyone will equal Kristin Chenoweth in the role of 'Nancy D., the waitress.'"
  • 1997
    Age 28
    She made her Broadway debut in the spring of 1997 as Precious McGuire in the musical Steel Pier by Kander and Ebb, for which she won a Theatre World Award.
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    In 1997, she appeared as Hyacinth in the Roundabout Theater Company production of Moliere's farcical Scapin, earning her first New York Times review, with Ben Brantley writing "Kristin Chenoweth's sob-prone ingenue... is delightful".
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    Chenoweth sang gospel music as a child in Oklahoma and studied opera before deciding to pursue a career in musical theatre. In 1997, she made her Broadway debut in Steel Pier, winning a Theatre World Award.
    More Details Hide Details Besides You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Wicked, Chenoweth's stage work includes five City Center Encores! productions, Broadway's The Apple Tree in 2006, Promises, Promises in 2010 and On the Twentieth Century in 2015, as well as Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions. Chenoweth had her own TV series Kristin in 2001, and has guest starred on many shows, including Sesame Street and Glee, for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2011. In films, she has played mostly character roles, such as in Bewitched (2005), The Pink Panther (2006) and RV (2006). She has played roles in made-for-TV movies, such as Descendants (2015); done voice work in animated films such as Rio 2 (2014) and The Peanuts Movie (2015) along with the animated TV series Sit Down, Shut Up; hosted several award shows; and released several albums of songs, including A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas (2008), Some Lessons Learned (2011) and Coming Home (2014). Chenoweth also penned a 2009 memoir, A Little Bit Wicked.
  • 1993
    Age 24
    While there, she auditioned for the 1993 Paper Mill Playhouse production of the musical Animal Crackers and got the role of Arabella Rittenhouse.
    More Details Hide Details She turned down the scholarship and moved to New York to do the show and pursue a career in musical theatre. After Animal Crackers, Chenoweth continued to appear in regional theatre productions, such as Babes in Arms at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and Phantom (as Christine; also touring in Germany in this role), also taking roles in Off-Broadway productions like Luisa in The Fantasticks, and Kristy in Box Office of the Damned (both in 1994).
  • 1992
    Age 23
    In 1992, Chenoweth participated in a studio recording of The Most Happy Fella.
    More Details Hide Details While she was in college and working towards her masters, Chenoweth performed at the Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City, among other regional theatres, in roles like June in Gypsy, Liesl in The Sound of Music, Fran in Promises, Promises and Tuptim in The King and I. As she completed her Masters degree, Chenoweth participated in a number of vocal competitions and was named "most promising up-and-coming singer" in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, which came with a full scholarship to Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts. Two weeks before school started, however, she went to New York City to help a friend move.
  • 1991
    Age 22
    While at OCU, Chenoweth competed in beauty pageants, winning the title of "Miss OCU" and was the second runner-up in the Miss Oklahoma pageant in 1991.
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  • 1990
    Age 21
    She earned a Bachelor's degree in musical theatre in 1990 and a master's degree in opera performance in 1992, studying under voice instructor and mentor, Florence Birdwell.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on July 24, 1968.
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