Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Segerstrom Center This Winter

Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Segerstrom Center This Winter

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes Tony Award- and Emmy-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth for one-night-only on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. The renowned actress and singer will perform a collection of beloved songs from stage, film, and her most recent release The Art of Elegance, her first album of American Songbook classics.

Tickets for Kristin Chenoweth start at $59 and go on sale Sunday, September 10 at 10 a.m. and will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

Kristin Chenoweth, takes the lead in a career that spans film, television, voiceover and stage, effortlessly. She received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the ABC series Pushing Daisies (Pushing Daisies was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy). On Fox's hit comedy Glee, she lit up the stage of McKinley High as a former student and quirky ex-songstress April Rhodes, who returned to town with more than the baggage from her flight. For her portrayal, Chenoweth, was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite TV Guest Star. While Chenoweth has often come into living rooms on hit shows such as The West Wing (where she starred as Annabeth Schott), she may be most remembered by Broadway lovers everywhere for her origination of the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, which earned for her a Tony Award nomination, and her Tony-winning performance in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, for which she stole the show and many hearts in the process. In 2015, Chenoweth received the coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of live performances on stage or in theatre.

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, and #1 on Amazon's Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, receiving rave reviews. In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in Roundabout Theatre Company's On the Twentieth Century, again receiving rave reviews. She also received nominations for a Tony Award in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical and a Drama League Award.

In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, "Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home." Last December, Chenoweth starred in NBC's Hairspray Live! as Velma Von Tussle. She is also lending her voices to some animated films such as Lionsgate/Hasbro's My Little Pony: The Movie, set for a fall 2017 release and The Star, which is set to be released in November 2017. Chenoweth recently reunited with executive producer Bryan Fuller in his Starz series American Gods, in the role of Easter.

She co-starred in the Universal film The Boy Next Door alongside Jennifer Lopez. She was also seen in the film A Bet's A Bet (International title: The Opposite Sex). She's completed production on the indie teen drama titled Hard Sell. Chenoweth was seen in the Disney Channel's live-action original movie Descendants, in which she played the classic Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent. Disney's Descendants became the No. 5 cable TV movie in history with 12.2 million viewers in its premiere. She is also heard on the hit soundtrack, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes album chart.

Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master's degree in Opera Performance. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth's accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming "The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre" in 2012. Kristin is also a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts-based education and community engagement programs.

Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County's largest non-profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School.

The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events.

Segerstrom Center is a leader among the nation's performing arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. The Center's programs reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. Community engagement programs developed through the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County's many diverse communities. The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects that celebrate innovation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. It is home to the ABT Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities. The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with non- cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond the ever-changing needs of the community.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons performed at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

In addition to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as a presenting and producing institution, it also identifies the beautiful 14-acre campus that embraces the Center's own facilities as well as two independently acclaimed organizations: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.




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