BWW TV EXCLUSIVE! Footage of Kristin Chenoweth's THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO at Carnegie Hall
This was Chenoweth's 2nd time playing the famed venue, solo. The first time was nearly 10 years ago, with her Musical Director at the time, Composer/Lyricist Andrew Lippa.
The thrilling evening was surprise after surprise, leading to multiple thunderous ovations.
If you read the PLAYBILL for the evening, it appeared we were in for a lovely evening, with her talented touring cast (Jennifer Diamond, Constantine Germanacos & Johnny Stellard). But, it would appear that simply wasn't enough for the star, her Musical Director & Conductor, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Director Richard Jay-Alexander.
As the evening unraveled, we were treated to Ms. Chenoweth's sublime and versatile voice, coupled with stories, information, heartbreak and laughter. The program also boasted excellent lighting and sound from Matt Berman.
Then, Chenoweth knocked it out of the ballpark with Jerry Herman's IF HE WALKED INTO MY LIFE, from MAME. A thunderous standing ovation followed and as she took her bows and her entire cast joined her onstage, another surprise moment and, clearly, this time the surprise was on her! Her father, Jerry Chenoweth, who we had been able to see enjoying the show all evening (from the box on stage left, with wife and Kristin's mom, Junie) - walked onto the stage to present his daughter with flowers. Kristin was overwhelmed. You could see it so clearly. And so were we.
KRISTIN CHENOWETH: THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO was a night to remember!
Since the night of the concert, BWW has received a flurry of requests for the SONG LIST. Here it is, compliments of Ms. Chenoweth and her Creative Team, along with footage from the night, filmed and edited by Becky Rosky,
BroadwayWorld.com is proud, and feels very privileged, to have been given EXCLUSIVE access to the evening's historic performance.
FOUR FEET ELEVEN - Ronald S. Harris
SE TU MA'MI, SE SOSPIRI - Alessandro Parisotti
MUCH MORE - From The Fantasticks by Harvery Schmidt & Tom Jones
MY COLORING BOOK - John Kander & Fred Ebb
DANCE: TEN; LOOKS: THREE (BOOBS & BUTT) - From A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch & Edward Kleban
MY LORD AND MASTER - From The King & I by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE - From Very Warm For May by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
PIE JESU (with Sam Poon) - From Requiem by Andrew Lloyd Weber
POPULAR - From Wicked by Stephen Schwartz
HARD TIMES (with Jennifer Diamond, Constantine Germanacos, Johnny Stellard) - Stephen Foster
UPON THIS ROCK (with Jennifer Diamond, Constantine Germanacos, Johnny Stellard) - Gloria Gaither & Dony McGuire
OVER THE RAINBOW - From The Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
MY NEW PHILOSPHY (with Andrew Lippa) - From the revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown by Andrew Lippa
ONE DAY - Andrew Lippa
LITTLE SPARROW (with Mary-Mitchell Campbell) - Dolly Parton
WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN - From The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Charles Hart
WHY WAS I BORN? (with String Quartet) - From Sweet Adeline, 1929 by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT (as interpreted by Florence Foster Jenkins) - From The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
ANYTHING YOU CAN DO (with Deborah Voigt) - From Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE/CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN (with Deborah Voigt) - From Carousel/The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
IF HE WALKED INTO MY LIFE - From Mame by Jerry Herman
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