Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television, and film with the captivating grace that only she can project. On stage, she starred in the critically successful and highly lauded limited-engagement of The Apple Tree at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54. She also had the honor of playing a sold-out solo concert at the famed Metropolitan Opera House. 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 Tony Award® nomination. Chenoweth 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. In addition, Chenoweth performed in an off-Broadway production of Molière's Scapin for the Roundabout Theatre, and she starred in Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue.
Television fans know her as Annabeth Schott on The West Wing; the librarian Marian Paroo in ABC's movie version of Meredith Wilson's The Music Man; and Lily St. Regis in the television adaptation of Annie. She also starred in her own series, Kristin, for NBC. Kristin can be seen starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, where she was recently nominated for an Emmy® Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Moviegoers have seen her in 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. Chenoweth is currently developing a feature film based on the life of Dusty Springfield.
A veteran of the concert scene, Chenoweth took the stage in a solo sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in 2004 and continues to tour the country. 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 Plácido Domingo. She is scheduled to have her Metropolitan Opera debut in March 2010 as Samira in John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles.
In addition to her recent Christmas album, A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas, she has released two other discs, Let Yourself Go and As I Am. She has written an uplifting, candid chronicle of her life, released by Simon & Schuster in Spring 2009. Most recently, she has appeared on film in the Warner Bros. comedy Four Christmases, and is starring on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of Promises, Promises, which opened on April 25, 2010.
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