Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film with the captivating grace that only she can project. In May, she will star in Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue. Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the first Ziegfeld Follies, Kristin will conclude New York City Center's 2007 season with beloved Broadway numbers from the early 20th century. It runs from May 10-14.
Kristin will also be seen in the season finale of ABC's hit comedy Ugly Betty on May 17. She will play an orthodontic technician who loves romantic comedies and becomes overly involved in her patients' lives including Betty's (America Ferrera).
Chenoweth recently ended her run in the critically successful and highly lauded limited-engagement of The Apple Tree at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54. She also recently 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. Chenoweth also performed in an Off-Broadway production of Moliere's Scapin for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
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. Kristin also starred in her own series Kristin for NBC.
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 Fictionwith Emma Thompson. Kristin is currently developing a feature film based on the life
of Dusty Springfield.
A veteran of the concert scene, Kristin 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 recently 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. She is scheduled to have her Metropolitan Opera debut in March 2010 as Samira in John Corigliano's The Ghost of Versailles.
Chenoweth is also an accomplished recording artist. Following the success of her albums Let Yourself Go and As I Am on Sony Classical, she is gearing up for
a third album.
For 2008, Sony BMG Masterworks releases Kristin Chenoweth's new Christmas CD A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas. For her third album, Chenoweth covers a wide range of Christmas songs from "Christmas Island," popularized by The Andrew's Sisters to Kristi.
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