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Kristin Chenoweth to be Honored at Goodspeed Gala in August

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Goodspeed Musicals just announced that Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth, who appeared as Annie Draper in Goodspeed's production of Strike Up The Band, will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at its Gala on August 11, 2012. Previous honorees include Julie Andrews, Martin Charnin, Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, William Ivey Long, Thomas Meehan, Michael P. Price, Gerald Schoenfeld, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Stroman, Charles Strouse, Tommy Tune and Paul Williams.

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film with the captivating grace that only she can project. Many remember her show-stealing, Tony-winning performance in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and her triumphant star turn when she originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, which earned her a Tony Award nomination. Kristin was most recently seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of Promises, Promises starring alongside Sean Hayes at the Broadway Theatre. Other stage credits include the Encores! productions Music in the Air and Stairway to Paradise, The Apple Tree at Roundabout Theatre Company and Steel Pier.

Ms. Chenoweth has explored numerous and diverse roles for television including "Pushing Daisies" for which she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Glee", "The West Wing" and guest judge on "American Idol". In addition Kristin has played Marian Paroo in ABC's movie version of MerEdith Wilson's The Music Man. This spring, Chenoweth will star in the new ABC show "GCB" as Darlene, alongside Leslie Bibb and Annie Potts.

On the big screen she has appeared in such films as Deck the Halls with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, RV with Robin Williams, Bewitched with Nicole Kidman, Running with Scissors with Annette Bening, and The Pink Panther with Steve Martin.

More information about Goodspeed Musical's 11th Annual Gala will be available soon.

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