Kristin Chenoweth to Perform in UK for the First Time in Over a Decade on Debut UK Tour this March
For the first time in over a decade, Kristin Chenoweth, the Emmy and Tony Award winning Broadway star of Wicked and TV's The West Wing, Pushing Daisies and GLEE, returns to the UK, for one week only, in her debut UK concert tour. Premiering at the world renowned London Coliseum on Monday 11th March, before visiting the Manchester Opera House on Wednesday 13th March, Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Friday 15th March and Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Sunday 17th March, the show is an eclectic mix of musical wonderment, reflective of Kristin herself.
The show includes material from the worlds of opera, pop and musical theatre, songs from her celebrated albums, and music from the shows that have made Kristin one of the most revered musical theatre actresses of her generation. Her recent US tour garnered unanimous rave reviews in every city it played, amassing enough superlatives to fill a book.
Best known for originating the role of Glinda in the original cast of the smash hit musical Wicked, Kristin is one of Broadway's most celebrated stars, and has garnered a multitude of theatrical achievements, including her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winning performance as Sally in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Eve in The Apple Tree and, most recently, Fran Kubelik in Promises, Promises. As a result, Kristin has become one of Broadway's most sought after actresses. One of her most unique accolades is having been invited to sing for President Obama, Her Majesty The Queen and Oprah Winfrey.
Kristin has also carved out an impressive TV career, including recurring roles as Annabeth Schott in The West Wing, her Emmy Award winning performance as Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies, and her Emmy nominated performance as April Rhodes in GLEE. The star has also racked up a number of high profile films alongside some of Hollywood's biggest names, and a huge cult following for a recent US TV series called GCB.
The evening is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, whose extensive credits includes concerts for internationally renowned stars such as Barbra Streisand (including her most recent tour), Bernadette Peters and Bette Midler, and the star-studded Hollywood Bowl concert stagings of LES MISERABLES and GUYS AND DOLLS. Richard is probably best known for his ten years in North America, working with Cameron Mackintosh and helming his North American operation. This is the first time he and Kristin have worked together. The results have proven stellar and this UK tour follows on the heels of sold out US engagements, and will be her only European dates.
Conducting Kristin's UK tour will be the legendary Rob Fisher, founding Musical Director and Conductor of the acclaimed Encores! series, at New York's City Center. In addition, her cast of singer / dancers - Tyler Hanes, Will Taylor and Jennifer Diamond - are all of Broadway pedigree, and the show promises many other surprises to be revealed on the night.
Kristin Chenoweth's UK tour is produced by Neil Eckersley for Speckulation Entertainment, and directed by Richard Jay-Alexander with musical direction by Rob Fisher, choreography by Tyler Hanes, sound and lighting design by Matt Berman and featuring costumes from Ms. Chenoweth's closet! Yes, you read that correctly.
Tickets and further information are available online at www.kristinuk.com