VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Sings Touching Farewell Tribute to JAY LENO
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Broadway vet Kristin Chenowth offered a touching farewell to longtime host Jay Leno, singing the Charlie Chaplin classic, 'Smile.' The performance earned a standing OVATION from the live audience and prompted a teary-eyed Jay Leno to carry the petite singer over to the guest sofa. Later, Chenoweth gave Jay the scoop on her new boyfriend!
Chenoweth has been a mainstay on the late night talker, and most famously BET Leno that she would eat raw sushi, (a food which she described as a combination of 'snot and B.O.'), if he would give a donation to her charity, Maddie's Corner. Both followed through on their end of the bargain!
Watch Chenoweth's appearance on last night's show below!
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" features a nightly monologue (the longest in late night), news-making guests, and ongoing comedy segments, including "Headlines," "Jaywalking" and "Battle of Jaywalking All-Stars." The result is a unique and humorous look at the daily happenings in the news and in pop culture.
The program is also a proven barometer of political clout. In 2009, the show made HISTORY by being the first late-night show to host a sitting president when Jay Leno welcomed President Barack Obama as a guest.
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is from Big Dog Productions in association with Universal Television. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer.
About Kristin Chenoweth
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.