Emmy® and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked in 2004. Chenoweth has also been nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which debuted on the New York Times’ Hardcover Non- Fiction Best Seller list.
Upcoming, Chenoweth will star in the film Holidate which premieres on Netflix in 2020. She also recently released a new album, For The Girls, a heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history, particularly some of Chenoweth’s heroes and friends. Guest artists include Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire. The album includes Chenoweth’s personally charged interpretations of classic songs identified with such iconic artists as Barbra Streisand, Lesley Gore, Linda Ronstadt, Dinah Washington, Dolly Parton and more.
Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Her album of American songbook classics, The Art of Elegance, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. She also returned to the stage in her limited engagement My Love Letter to Broadway, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, receiving rave reviews. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home. Last December, she also performed with the iconic The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra in their annual Christmas concert, which will air on PBS and BYUtv in December 2019.
On television, Chenoweth received critical acclaim for her performance as Lavinia Peck-Foster in the NBC comedy series “Trial & Error.” She was also seen in the Starz original series “American Gods,” where she reunited with executive producer Bryan Fuller. She also starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle in December 2016. Other notable television roles include appearances in “The West Wing,” Disney’s “Descendants” and “The Muppets.” In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated movie Rio 2, Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle in The Peanuts Movie, Princess Skystar in Lionsgate/Hasbro’s My Little Pony: The Movie and can also be heard in the Sony Pictures animated film The Star. She starred in the indie teen drama Hard Sell and additional film credits include The Boy Next Door, Deck the Halls, Twelve Men of Christmas, Four Christmases, RV, Bewitched, The Pink Panther, Hit & Run and Family Weekend.
Chenoweth is a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth's accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming "The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre" in 2012. Partnering with the BAPAC in a labor of love, Kristin launched an annual Broadway Bootcamp in 2015, providing young Broadway hopefuls with the opportunity to take classes, hold performances and learn from top mentors in the entertainment industry including Kristin herself. In her lifelong mission to cultivate arts education across the globe, Chenoweth has also created “Places! The Kristin Chenoweth Tour Experience," a unique educational program for young singers that puts them right next to her performing on stage. Each concert in Chenoweth’s ongoing tour will feature local participants from higher education conservatories, universities, and colleges for the immersive educational experience.
Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Masters degree in Opera Performance. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.