Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Gets Standing Ovation for 'Smile' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
BroadwayWorld just heard from the West Coast that Kristin Chenoweth got a standing ovation after singing 'Smile' on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO. Tune in to see it yourself or set your DVRs!
The Broadway star also Tweeted about the appearance, saying: "@jayleno I love u!!! I sang directly to YOU tonight! #emotional" along with the picture below. Also, check out the first photos courtesy of THE TONIGHT SHOW as well!
Best known on-stage for creating the role of Glinda in the original Broadway production of Wicked, Kristin Chenoweth is one of Broadway's most celebrated stars. Most recently, Chenoweth starred opposite Sean Hayes from TV's Will & Grace in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises (2010), a 1960s musical by Burt Bacharach and Hal David which features the hit songs I'll Never Fall in Love and I Say a Little Prayer.
On-screen, Kristin Chenoweth has appeared in TV's The West Wing as Annabeth Schott and Pushing Daisies as Olive Snook. Putting her musical talents to good use, Chenoweth has guest judged on American Idol and guest starred on musical TV show GLEE as April Rhodes. Last year, Chenoweth starred as the antagonist in GCB, a series based on the novel Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin.
Over her extensive career Kristin Chenoweth has been invited to sing for President Obama, Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and TV royalty Oprah Winfrey. Chenoweth has also garnered a multitude of awards, including Broadway's coveted Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999), and an Emmy Award for her role in Pushing Daisies in 2009.
Chenoweth has also taken the stage off-Broadway in Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Stairway to Paradise, The Apple Tree, Candide, Earth Girls Are Easy, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, A New Brain, Strike Up the Band, Scapin, Box Office of the Damned, The Fantasticks and more.