The McCallum Theatre Hosts An Intimate Evening With Tony Winner Kristin Chenowith
The McCallum Theatre presents Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth on Friday, March 22, at 8:00pm, and Saturday, March 23, at 8:00pm. The acclaimed star presents an intimate evening of iconic songs from her best known shows, popular standards, and classics from Broadway.
Kristin Chenoweth's career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, she 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 Daisies." In 1999, Kristin 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 has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People's Choice Award for her role on "Glee." In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which debuted on The New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List. Kristin will star as "Madeline" in the upcoming musical comedy Death Becomes Her, an adaptation of the 1992 film directed by Robert Zemeckis.
In 2015, Kristin 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. She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. Kristin has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.
Notable television roles include appearances in "The West Wing," Disney's "Descendants" and "The Muppets." In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film Rio 2 and Fifi, Snoopy's beloved French poodle in The Peanuts Movie. She starred in the indie teen drama entitled Hard Sell and additional film credits include The Boy Next Door, Deck the Halls, Twelve Men of Christmas, Four Christmases, RV, Bewitched, The Pink Panther, Hit & Run and Family Weekend. She also starred in NBC's "Hairspray Live!" as Velma Von Tussle in 2016. She was recently seen in the Starz original series "American Gods," where she reunited with executive producer Bryan Fuller in the role of Easter. She voiced the role of Princess Skystar in Lionsgate/Hasbro's My Little Pony: The Movie, and can also be heard in the animated film The Star. In addition to her film projects, Kristin starred in the second season of NBC's hit comedy series "Trial & Error," receiving critical acclaim for her performance as Heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster.
In 2016, Kristin 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. She returned to the stage in her limited engagement My Love Letter to Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, receiving rave reviews. Kristin's next album is set for release this year.
Students from David Green's Musical Theatre University, sponsored by The Palm Springs Unified School District, will join Kristin for a couple of numbers in the show. Mu
Kristin 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. Her accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming "The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre" in 2012. Partnering with the BAPAC in a labor of love, Kristin launched an annual Broadway Bootcamp in 2015, providing young Broadway hopefuls with the opportunity to take classes, hold performances, and learn from top mentors in the entertainment industry including Kristin herself. She 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.
The Friday, March 22, performance is presented through the generosity of Diane Anderson and Sally St. John.
The Saturday, March 23, performance is presented through the generosity of Richard and Julia Heyman.
Tickets for this performance are priced at $120, $100, $80 and $60. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787.