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Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee, Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television, film and an accomplished singing career with the captivating grace that only she can project. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series “Pushing Daisies,” where she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. “Pushing Daisies” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy”. Chenoweth has appeared on Fox’s comedy “Glee,” where she played a former student who returns to town to help re-energize the Glee club, but brings her own troubles along for the ride. For this role, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite TV Guest Star. Chenoweth also starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama “The West Wing” and guest judged on “American Idol” and “Project Runway.” Many remember her show-stealing, Tony-winning performance in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and her triumphant star turn when she originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked,” which earned her a leading actress Tony Award nomination.
Chenoweth recently wrapped production on the Universal film “The Boy Next Door,” alongside Jennifer Lopez. She is currently in production on several other film projects, including “A Bet’s A Bet” with Mena Suvari and Eric Roberts and an indie teen drama entitled “Hard Sell.” She was recently heard in "Rio 2," voicing the character of Gaby, a hilarious poisonous frog. She appeared in a guest arc on the TV Land series “Kirstie” and reprised her nominated role in the 100th episode of “Glee.” In May, she will return to the famed Carnegie Hall for the first time since her sold-out solo debut in 2004. In July, she will perform “An Evening With…” show at London’s grade one listed and highly prestigious concert hall the Royal Albert Hall.
In addition to her on-screen performances, Chenoweth continues to tour leading into 2014. On stage, she performs songs from her latest album “Some Lessons Learned,” as well as an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from “Wicked,” “Promises Promises,” and “Glee.”
Chenoweth wrote an uplifting candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked”, which was released by Simon & Schuster in April 2009 and debuted at # 12 on the New York Times Hardcover Non Fiction Best Seller List.
Chenoweth formed a new charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BA PAC) Foundation in her home town of Oklahoma. The mission of the BA PAC Foundation is to bring the world of visual and performing arts to Broken Arrow. Through its programs and initiatives, the Foundation remains dedicated to providing artistic and educational opportunities, offering entertainment and artistic enrichment to the Broken Arrow Community and serving as a vital partner in the cultural and economic vitality of the region.
A veteran of the concert scene, Chenoweth has performed sold-out shows while touring across the country. In 2013, she made her Australian national touring debut and headlined the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and performed at the Sydney Opera House. Chenoweth made national headlines with her heart-warming performance at the Hollywood Bowl, accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she performed beloved songs from classic Hollywood films. Also in 2013, Chenoweth performed to a sold out audience at The Allen Room in New York’s acclaimed Lincoln Center. The show, entitled “Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of ‘Em!!!,” aired on PBS stations. Additional touring highlights include joining the musical group IL Divo and international violin virtuoso, Vanessa Mae on IL Divo’s limited-run holiday tour in 2009. She performed her solo concert at Sam Mendes’s acclaimed Donmar Warehouse as part of the Divas at Donmar series. The show received glowing reviews. Following her show in London, Chenoweth has had numerous collaborations with various symphonies, including The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony. One of her proudest accomplishments was having the privilege to perform Bernstein’s Candide at Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic. Other performances include her sold-out Los Angeles solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, an evening at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Washington National Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo.
Chenoweth’s stage credits include: Kern and Hammerstein’s rarely seen 1932 musical Music in the Air, the second Encores! production of New York City Center’s 2008-09 season. She starred in Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue. Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the first Ziegfeld Follies, Kristin concluded New York City Center’s 2007 season with beloved Broadway numbers from the early 20th century. Ms. Chenoweth starred in the critically successful and highly lauded limited-engagement of The Apple Tree at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 and also performed in the Broadway comedy Epic Proportions and in the Kander and Ebb musical Steel Pier, for which she won a Theatre World award. She also performed in an Off-Broadway production of Moliere’s Scapin for the Roundabout Theatre Company and Nora Ephron’s Love Loss and What I Wore. She previously was seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of “Promises, Promises” starring alongside Sean Hayes at the Broadway theater. ”Promises, Promises” is a unique and popular part of the musical theater canon which was on stage for the first time in over forty years.
TV: CBS’s The Good Wife, Carlene Cockburn in the ABC series, “G.C.B.” , April Rhodes, in Fox’s hit show Glee. E.J. Baxter, in the Lifetime Original Movie The Twelve Men of Christmas as part of the Network’s annual Fa La La La Lifetime programming event. Marian Paroo, in ABC’s movie version of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, and Lily St. Regis in the television adaptation of Annie, directed by Rob Marshall, and Mrs. Noodle on Sesame Street. Kristin also starred in her own series Kristin for NBC and Fox’s animated series Sit Down, Shut Up and was seen in the season finale of ABC’s hit comedy Ugly Betty.
FILM: You Again with Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell, Deck the Halls with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, RV with Robin Williams, Bewitched with Nicole Kidman, Running with Scissors with Annette Bening, and The Pink Panther with Steve Martin. Her film credits also include a cameo in Stranger Than Fiction with Emma Thompson. Kristin starred alongside Cheryl Hines and Jeff Daniels in the animated film Space Chimps for Twentieth Century Fox. She also starred in the independent film, Into Temptation, directed by Sundance filmmaker Patrick Coyle opposite Jeremy Sisto. She was most recently seen in Hit and Run, written by Dax Shepard and co-starring Kristen Bell, and Family Weekend.