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Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee,
KRISTIN CHENOWETH effortlessly transitions between stage, television, and film 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". She has appeared in Fox's comedy "Glee," where she played a former
student who comes back to help re-energize the Glee club. For this role, she was
recently nominated 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." Many remember her show-stealing,
HIT & RUN Production Notes Page 25 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
Chenoweth currently stars as Carlene Cockburn in the new ABC series, "Good
Christian Belles," alongside Leslie Bibb and Annie Potts. Directed by Alan Poul,
"Good Christian Belles" centers on a recently divorced mother of two who, to get
a fresh start, moves back to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew up
to find herself in the whirling midst of salacious gossip, Botox, and fraud.
Chenoweth launched her debut world tour in May. Chenoweth will perform 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". The 19-date North American leg of the tour
kicked off on May 9th in Seattle and concludes in Chenoweth's hometown of Broken
Arrow, Oklahoma on June 24th.
Chenoweth will be seen in two upcoming films, FAMILY WEEKEND (2012) and HIT AND
RUN (2012). FAMILY WEEKEND, written by Matt K. Turner, centers around a
disgruntled teenager's attempts to get attention from her dysfunctional family.
HIT AND RUN, written by Dax Shepard, follows a former getaway driver that is
chased by his gang after he jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in
order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles.
Chenoweth was most recently 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.
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'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.
centennial anniversary of the first Ziegfeld Follies, Chenoweth concluded New
York City Center's 2007 season with beloved Broadway numbers from the early 20th
century. Chenoweth also 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."
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 also
joined 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.
She also had the honor of playing a sold out solo concert at the famed
Metropolitan Opera House.
TV: 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," Lily St. Regis in the television adaptation of
"Annie," and Ms. Noodle on "Sesame Street." Chenoweth 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."
HIT & RUN Production Notes Page 26 FILM: YOU AGAIN (2010) with Jamie Lee Curtis
and Kristen Bell, DECK THE HALLS (2006) with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick,
RV (2006) with Robin Williams, BEWITCHED (2005) with Nicole Kidman, RUNNING WITH
SCISSORS (2006) with Annette Bening, and THE PINK PANTHER (2006) with Steve
Martin. Her film credits also include a cameo in STRANGER THAN FICTION (2006)
with Emma Thompson. Chenoweth starred alongside Cheryl Hines and Jeff Daniels in
the animated film SPACE CHIMPS (2008) for Twentieth Century Fox. She also
starred in the independent film, INTO TEMPTATION (2009), directed by Sundance
filmmaker Patrick Coyle and opposite Jeremy Sisto.
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