Kristin Chenoweth to Headline Portland Opera's BAROQUE BALL Gala
Portland Opera will welcome Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth to her Portland debut at the Baroque Ball gala on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
The gala event will begin with a 6 PM cocktail reception; followed by dinner and a presentation at 7 PM. Chenoweth's performance will begin at 9 PM, followed by the Rococo After Party at 10 PM. All proceeds from the event directly benefit Portland Opera.
"Kristin Chenoweth masterfully combines artistry, spunk, and timeless elegance," says Christopher Mattaliano, general director of Portland Opera. "She is a truly stunning singer and an unforgettable performer. We're thrilled to welcome her to Portland for this meaningful event."
Classically trained as a coloratura soprano, Kristin Chenoweth holds a masters degree in Opera Performance from Oklahoma City University. Her career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Pushing Daises. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked in 2004. She earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company's On the Twentieth Century, and has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People's Choice Award for her role on Glee. Other notable television roles include appearances in The West Wing, Disney's Descendants, and The Muppets. She also starred in NBC's Hairspray Live! As Velma Von Tussle in December 2016. Last year, Chenoweth released "The Art of Elegance," her first album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts. Chenoweth has various projects coming up such as Lionsgate/Hasbro's My Little Pony: The Movie, the animated film The Star. She will next be seen in the Starz original series American Gods, where she has reunited with executive producer Bryan Fuller in the role of Easter.