VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Belts Out 'Over the Rainbow' on LETTERMAN
Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth stopped by last night's Late Show with David Letterman to talk about her upcoming appearance at Carnegie Hall in an all-new program entitled 'The Evolution of a Soprano. When the host requested a sampling from the concert, Chenoweth happily obliged by belting out the Judy Garland classic, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' Check out the appearance below!
On Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with an all-new program entitled The Evolution of a Soprano.
Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and featuring pianist and music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, this newly created, one-night-only engagement showcases Ms. Chenoweth performing a varied evening of music that highlights her incredible range-from works influenced by her early operatic and classical training in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to hit songs from her starring roles on Broadway and in film. In addition to popular hits and classical selections, Ms. Chenoweth will perform new works, standards, and even works popularized by amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins. This performance marks Ms. Chenoweth's first solo appearance at Carnegie Hall since her sold-out show in September 2004.
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television, and film as well as having an accomplished singing career. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, for which she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has appeared in Fox's comedy Glee and also starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama The West Wing. Ms. Chenoweth received a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Sally Brown in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress for originating the role of Glinda in Wicked. A Little Bit Wicked, the uplifting chronicle of her life thus far, was released by Simon & Schuster in April 2009 and debuted at number twelve on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
A veteran of the concert scene, Ms. Chenoweth has had numerous collaborations with various symphonies, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. She performed Bernstein's Candide at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, which was broadcast as part of PBS's Great Performances. Other notable concert engagements include her sold-out Los Angeles solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, an evening at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Washington National Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala with Plácido Domingo, and performances at the Hollywood Bowl and The Metropolitan Opera. Last year, Ms. Chenoweth presented a sold-out solo show at Lincoln Center's Allen Room in a program entitled Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway... All of 'Em!!!, which also aired on PBS stations. She recently made her Australian national touring debut, headlining the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and performing at the Sydney Opera House.