Emmy- and Tony-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly takes the lead in
a career that spans film, television, voiceover, and stage.
Ms. Chenoweth received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for
her work on ABC's Pushing Daisies. More recently, she lit up the stage of McKinley
High on Fox's hit series Glee. In her role as the quirky ex-songstress April
Rhodes, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award. Though she has
often come into our living rooms on other hit shows like The West Wing (where she
starred as Annabeth Schott) and as a guest judge on both American Idol and
Project Runway, Ms. Chenoweth may be most remembered by Broadway lovers everywhere
as the original Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, which earned her a Tony Award
nomination. Previously, her Tony-winning performance in You're A Good Man, Charlie
Brown stole the show-and many hearts.
Ms. Chenoweth recently wrapped production on the upcoming Universal film The Boy Next
Door with 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 the indie
teen drama Hard Sell. This spring, Ms. Chenoweth once again reinvents herself, this time as
a poisonous frog named Gaby in Blue Sky Studio's Rio 2.
A veteran of the concert stage, Ms. Chenoweth has performed to sold-out crowds in concert
halls across the country. In 2013, she made her Australian national touring debut,
headlining the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and performing at the famed Sydney Opera House.
She received national praise for her stunning renditions of Hollywood's most beloved songs
from classic films after her performance to a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl with the
Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2013, she performed to a sold-out audience in The Allen Room
at Lincoln Center with her show Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway … All of
'Em!!!!, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, which was also broadcast on PBS as part of
the Live from Lincoln Center series.
Additional touring highlights have included a sold-out solo debut at the Walt Disney
Concert Hall in Los Angeles, a sold-out solo concert at the Metropolitan Opera (where she
was only the third theater star to ever present a solo concert), an evening at The Greek
Theatre in Los Angeles, the Washington National Opera's 50th anniversary gala with Plácido
Domingo, and a solo concert at Sam Mendes's acclaimed Donmar Warehouse as part of the Divas
at the Donmar series. She has also collaborated with renowned orchestras, including the New
York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
and San Francisco Symphony.
In addition to her starring roles on stage and screen, Ms. Chenoweth wrote an upliftingly
candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which was
released by Simon & Schuster in 2009.
It is no secret that Kristin Chenoweth wears her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her
love for theater, which was also the catalyst for her charity partnership with the Broken
Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her hometown. The Kristin Chenoweth
Theatre at the BAPAC-renamed in 2012 to celebrate its biggest advocate, supporter, and
celebrated role model to aspiring hometown performers-welcomes internationally acclaimed
concert artists and Broadway productions, in addition to providing educational outreach and
master classes with touring artists, after-school and summer arts institutes, and
Ms. Chenoweth earned a bachelor's degree in musical theater and a master's degree in opera
performance from Oklahoma City University. She has also been presented with honorary
doctorates from both Oklahoma City University and the University of North Carolina School
of the Arts. Ms. Chenoweth has been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as well as the
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.