Kristin Chenoweth Biography
A native of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Kristin Chenoweth is an American actress and singer, who is best known for playing the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked.
As a child, she sang gospel music in Oklahoma and studied opera before deciding to pursue a career in musical theatre. She made her Broadway debut in 1997, in Steel Pier, winning a Theatre World Award.
Kristin Chenoweth Age
Kristin is 55 years old as of 2023. She was born on July 24, 1968, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, U.S.
Kristin Chenoweth Husband
Kristin is not yet married. She has dedicated most of her life to her career. She, however, admitted that she is looking forward to giving love a chance in her life.
Chenoweth has been engaged three times in her life. She most recently canceled her engagement to Hollywood movie producer Dana Brunetti in 2014.
Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Bryant
In October 2021, Kristin got engaged to her boyfriend Josh Bryant. The couple got engaged on the rooftop of New York City’s Rainbow Room with on the rooftop of New York City’s Rainbow Room. Announcing their engagement, she said; “I’ve been the runaway bride. Now that I’ve found him, I won’t let him go. I will race to greet him at the altar.”
Kristin Chenoweth Children
Chenoweth does not have any children. However, she has revealed that she is considering adopting just like she was adopted.
Where Is Kristin Chenoweth From
Kristin is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States.
Kristin Chenoweth Height / Weight
Chenoweth stands at a height of 5 feet and weighs 88 pounds.
Kristin Chenoweth’s Net Worth
Chenoweth has an estimated net worth of around $16 million.
Kristin Chenoweth Gay
In an interview with The Advocate, Chenoweth made it clear that she is both a woman of faith and one who supports gay rights.
Her gay rights stance became an issue in 2005 when she was scheduled to become a singing spokeswoman for a Women of Faith concert in Oklahoma. When the promoters learned of her stance they demanded her resignation but she refused and was later fired.
In 2010, she stood up for her “Promises, Promises” co-star Sean Hayes, who is openly gay, when a Newsweek reporter wrote an article questioning whether an openly gay actor could be believable when trying to play a straight character. In defense of Hayes, Kristin said, “Audiences aren’t giving a darn about who a person is sleeping with or his personal life. Give me a break! We’re actors first, whether we’re playing prostit*t*s, baseball players, or The Lion King.”
“Audiences come to the theater to go on a journey. It’s a character and it’s called acting, and I’d put Hayes and his brilliance up there with some of the greatest actors periods.”
Kristin Chenoweth Wicked | Kristin Chenoweth Glinda
Wicked is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman.
It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a retelling of the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
In Wicked, Kristin portrays the character, Glinda, also known as the Good Witch of the South.
Glinda first appears in Baum’s classic children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), and is the most powerful sorceress in the Land of Oz, ruler of the Quadling Country south of the Emerald City, and protector of Princess Ozma.
Kristin Chenoweth Annie
Annie is an American made-for-television musical-comedy-drama film from The Wonderful World of Disney, adapted from the 1977 Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on the 1924 Little Orphan Annie comic strip by Harold Gray.
Kristin plays Lily St. Regis/Sadie Algonquin/Phyllis the Filcher, Rooster’s girlfriend.
Kristin Chenoweth Glee
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series. The series aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015.
Glee focuses on the fictitious William McKinley High School glee club, the New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition circuit while its disparate members deal with social issues, especially regarding sexuality, race, relationships, and teamwork.
In Glee, Kristin played the character April Rhodes, a recurring character who once went to William McKinley High School with Will Schuester. She appears in two episodes in the first season, The Rhodes Not Taken and Home. She later returns in Season Two in the episode Rumours and is mentioned in New York, but does not appear.
Kristin Chenoweth West Wing
On the final two seasons of The West Wing, Kristin played Annabeth Schott. She also dated Aaron Sorkin.
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin and was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is primarily set in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictitious Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet.
Annabeth joins the Bartlet administration in Season 6 as Deputy Press Secretary for media relations following the promotion of C. J. Cregg to White House Chief of Staff, although she applied for a different position after working for and reportedly “discovering” political talk show host Taylor Reid.
Kristin Chenoweth Descendants | Kristin Chenoweth Maleficent
In Descendants, Kristin plays Maleficent, a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures’ 16th animated feature film, Sleeping Beauty.
Maleficent is an evil fairy and the self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil” who, after not being invited to a christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” before the sun sets on Aurora’s sixteenth birthday.
This character, an evil fairy and the self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil” who, after not being invited to a christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” before the sun sets on Aurora’s sixteenth birthday.
Kristin Chenoweth Hairspray
Hairspray is the soundtrack album for the 2007 New Line Cinema musical film Hairspray. The film, Hairspray is an adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, itself adapted from John Waters’s original 1988 film. The track was released on July 10, 2007.
Kristin Chenoweth Candide
Candide is an operetta based on the 1759 novella of the same name by Voltaire, with music composed by Leonard Bernstein. The operetta was first performed with a libretto by Lillian Hellman in 1956.
Kristin played Cunegonde, Patti LuPone in a star turn as The Old Lady, Paul Groves as Candide, and Sir Thomas Allen as Dr. Pangloss / Narrator.
Kristin Chenoweth RV
Rv ( Runaway Vacation) is an American family comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick, written by Geoff Rodkey, and starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Joanna “JoJo” Levesque, Josh Hutcherson, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jeff Daniels.
The film was released on April 28, 2006, in North America and was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on August 15, 2006. In RV, Kristin plays Mary Jo Gornicke.
Kristin Chenoweth Jewelry
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Kristin Chenoweth For Good
For Good is a song done by Kristin together with Idina Menzel. It was released in 2003.
Kristin Chenoweth The Art Of Elegance
The Art of Elegance is Chenoweth’s sixth album and fifth studio album.
Kristin Chenoweth Popular
Popular is a song by Kristin. The song is performed by the Broadway company’s original Glinda, (Kristin), on the original Broadway cast recording. This song is about a popular girl (Glinda) trying to help her unpopular roommate (Elphaba) become more popular. The song was written by composer Stephen Schwartz for the first act of the 2003 musical Wicked.
Kristin Chenoweth Coming Home
Coming Home is a 2014 PBS special featuring a concert by Kristin which was later made into a CD and DVD.
PBS, in 2014, asked Chenoweth to do a concert for a special which she chose to do in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The concert featured songs she enjoyed since childhood and songs from her career. She performed a duet of “For Good” with Broken Arrow resident Axyl Langford, and the Broken Arrow High School choir providing backup vocals in “Upon this Rock”.
A live CD of the concert was later released by Concord Records on November 17, 2014.
The album consists of the following songs:
- I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady
- Maybe This Time from Cabaret
- My Coloring Book by John Kander and Fred Ebb
- Bring Him Home from Les Miserables
- Fathers and Daughters by Jodi Marr
- Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Foster
- Upon This Rock by Gloria Gaither and Dony McGuire
- Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
- Popular from Wicked
- For Good from Wicked
- Little Sparrow by Dolly Parton from her album Little Sparrow
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from The Phantom of the Opera
- All the Things You Are from Very Warm for May
- No More Tears (Enough is Enough) (sung with Chelsea Packard) by Paul
- Jabara and Bruce Roberts
- Was Here by Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr and Hillary Scott
Kristin Chenoweth Songs
Here are some of Kristin’s songs.
- For Good
- Evil Like Me
- Maybe This Time
- No One Mourns the Wicked
- What Is This Feeling
- One Short Day
- My New Philosophy
- Taylor The Latte Boy
- Dancing Through Life
- Mama I’m a Big Girl Now
- The Girl In 14 G
- Dear Old Shiz
- Borrowed Angels
- You Can’t Stop The Beat
- If You Hadn’t but You Did
Kristin Chenoweth Musicals
Here are some of Kristin’s musicals;
- Alice in Wonderland
- Hairspray Live!
- Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway
- I Am Anne Hutchinson/ I Am Harvey Milk
- On the Twentieth Century
- Promises, Promises
- Love, Loss, and What I Wore
- Stairway to Paradise
- The Apple Tree
- Young Frankenstein
- The Apple Tree
- Little Mary Sunshine
- Earth Girls Are Easy
- Funny Girl
- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
- Epic Proportions
- Thoroughly Modern Millie
Kristin Chenoweth Broadway
Films by Chenoweth on Broadway.
- Steel Pier – Precious McGuire
- You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Sally Brown
- Epic Proportions – Louise Goldman
- Wicked – Glinda the Good Witch
- The Apple Tree – Eve, Princess Barbára,
Ella & Passionella
- Promises, Promises – Fran Kubelik
- On the Twentieth Century – Lily Garland
- My Love Letter to Broadway – Herself
- q1Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls – Herself
Kristin Chenoweth TV Shows
- Annie – Lily St. Regis
- Sesame Street – Ms. Noodle
- Robot Chicken
- Elmo’s World -Ms. Noodle
- A Christmas Love Story – Katherine Clark
- Harvey Girls Forever! – Patty Pupé
- Mom – Miranda
- Trial & Error – Lavinia Peck-Foster
- A Very Wicked Halloween – Glinda/Herself
- American Gods – Easter
- Younger – Marylynne Keller
- Hairspray Live! – Velma Von Tussle
- American Dad! – Devin
- 69th Tony Awards – Host
- Descendants – Maleficent
- The Muppets – Herself
- BoJack Horseman – Vanessa Gekko, Mrs. Teach-Bot
- Kirstie – Brittany Gold
- GCB – Carlene Cockburn
- Hot in Cleveland – Courtney Price
- The Good Wife – Peggy Byrne
- Twelve Men of Christmas – E. J. Baxter
- Sit Down, Shut Up – Miracle Grohe
- Glee – April Rhodes
- Pushing Daisies – Olive Snook
Kristin Chenoweth Movies
- Topa Topa Bluffs – Patty
- Bewitched – Maria Kelly
- The Pink Panther – Cherie
- RV – Mary Jo Gornicke
- Running with Scissors – Fern Stewart
- Holidate – Aunt Susan
- A Christmas Love Story – Katherine Clark
- Class Rank – Janet Kraus
- My Little Pony: The Movie – Princess Skystar
- The Star – Abby the Mouse
- Hard Sell – Lorna Buchanan
- Strange Magic – Sugar Plum Fairy
- The Boy Next Door – Vicky Lansing
- The Peanuts Movie – Fifi
- The Opposite S*x – Mrs. Kemp
- Rio 2 – Gabi
- Family Weekend – Samantha Smith-Dungy
- Hit and Run – Debby Kreeger
- Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue -Rosetta
- You Again – Georgia King
- Into Temptation – Linda Salerno
- Space Chimps – Kilowatt
- Four Christmases – Courtney