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Kristin Chenoweth Biography

Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) is an American singer and actress, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway, and in 2003, she received wide notice for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked. Her television roles have included Annabeth Schott in NBC's The West Wing and Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, for which she won a 2009 Emmy Award. Chenoweth also starred in the ABC TV series GCB in 2012.

An Oklahoma native, Chenoweth sang gospel music as a child and studied opera before deciding to pursue a career in musical theatre. In 1997, she made her Broadway debut in Steel Pier. Besides You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Wicked, Chenoweth's stage work includes five City Center Encores! productions, Broadway's The Apple Tree in 2006 and Promises, Promises in 2010, as well as Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions.

Chenoweth had her own TV series Kristin in 2001, and has guest starred on many shows, including Sesame Street and Glee, for which she was nominated for Emmy awards in 2010 and 2011. In films, she has played mostly character roles, such as in Bewitched (2005), The Pink Panther (2006) and RV (2006). She has played roles in made-for-TV movies, done voice work in animated films and the animated TV series Sit Down, Shut Up, hosted several award shows and released several albums of songs, including A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas (2008) and Some Lessons Learned (2011). Chenoweth also penned a 2009 memoir, A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages.

Early life

Chenoweth was adopted when she was five days old by Junie Smith Chenoweth and Jerry Morris Chenoweth of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, and named Kristi Dawn Chenoweth. She has stated that she is of one quarter Cherokee ancestry. At an early age, she performed gospel songs for local churches. A performing highlight of her childhood was a solo appearance at the Southern Baptist Convention national conference at the age of 12, where she performed the Evie song "Four Feet Eleven". The chorus begins, "I'm only 4 feet 11, but I'm going to Heaven" (Chenoweth is in height).

After graduating from Broken Arrow Senior High, where she participated in school plays, Chenoweth attended Oklahoma City University, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta (Beta Omicron) sorority. She earned a BFA degree in musical theatre and a master's degree in opera performance, studying under voice instructor and mentor, Florence Birdwell. While at OCU, Chenoweth competed in beauty pageants, winning the title of "Miss OCU" and was the second runner-up in the Miss Oklahoma pageant in 1991. In 1992, Chenoweth participated in a studio recording of The Most Happy Fella.

Chenoweth participated in a number of vocal competitions and was named "most promising up-and-coming singer" in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, which came with a full scholarship to Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts. Two weeks before school started, however, she went to New York City to help a friend move. While there, she auditioned for the 1993 Paper Mill Playhouse production of the musical Animal Crackers and got the role of Arabella Rittenhouse. She turned down the scholarship and moved to New York to do the show and pursue a career in musical theatre.

Career

For two decades, Chenoweth has appeared in theater, television, film and on the concert stage.

Theatre

After Animal Crackers, Chenoweth continued to appear in regional theatre productions, such as Babes in Arms at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and Phantom (as Christine; also touring in Germany in this role), also taking roles in Off-Broadway productions like Luisa in The Fantasticks, and Kristy in Box Office of the Damned (1994). In 1997, she appeared as Hyacinth in the Roundabout Theater Company production of Moliere's farcical Scapin, earning her first New York Times review, with Ben Brantley writing "Kristin Chenoweth's sob-prone ingenue ... [is] delightful". She made her Broadway debut in the spring of 1997 as Precious McGuire in the musical Steel Pier by Kander and Ebb, for which she won a Theatre World award. In 1998 she appeared in the City Center Encores! staged concert of the George and Ira Gershwin musical Strike up the Band as Anne Draper and the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn's A New Brain.

In 1999, Chenoweth performed in the Broadway revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown as the title character's little sister, Sally, a character that was not present in the original production. She won the Tony, Drama Desk, Clarence Derwent, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Later that year, she starred on Broadway in the short-lived comic play Epic Proportions, followed by starring as Daisy Gamble in the "Encores!" production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in .

After this, Chenoweth split her time between stage and TV or film roles and released her first solo album, Let Yourself Go (2001). In 2002, she performed in the City Center Encores! 10th Anniversary Bash. In October  2003, she returned to Broadway (after the San Francisco tryout) in Wicked, the musical about the early years of the witches of Oz, in the joint-leading role of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. She was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award as Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance, losing to her co-star Idina Menzel (who played Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West). Chenoweth was also nominated for the Drama Desk Award and the Drama League Award for this role. After playing Glinda for nine months, Chenoweth left Wicked, on , 2004, soon joining the cast of The West Wing in Los Angeles.

Chenoweth played Cunegonde in the New York Philharmonic revival of Candide, directed by Lonny Price, in . The production was also broadcast on PBS's Great Performances. A performance of the rarely sung duet "We Are Women", between Cunegonde and the Old Lady (played by Patti Lupone), was included in the production.

From December 2006 to March 2007, Chenoweth starred on Broadway as Eve in a revival of The Apple Tree with co-stars Brian d'Arcy James and former fiancé Marc Kudisch. She received nominations for the Drama Desk Award and the Drama League Award. She hosted that year's Drama Desk Awards ceremony. She played Elizabeth in a 2006 workshop of Mel Brooks's musical theatre adaptation of his film Young Frankenstein, but due to other commitments, she was unable to appear in the Broadway production. In 2008 she was scheduled to reprise her role as Cunegonde in an English National Opera production of Candide, but she had to pull out. She appeared in the Encores! semi-staged production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Music in the Air in February 2009. Chenoweth was scheduled to return to The Metropolitan Opera in 2010 to play Samira in John Corigliano's opera The Ghosts of Versailles. The Met cancelled the expensive production in 2008 as the U.S. economy weakened.

Chenoweth starred as Fran Kubelik in the 2010 Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises, opposite Sean Hayes, which opened on , 2010. The songs "I Say a Little Prayer" and "A House Is Not a Home" were added for her to sing. Chenoweth and Hayes remained in the cast until the show closed on January 2, 2011, although she missed performances from December 29, 2010 to January 1, 2011 to perform a New Year's Eve concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall on December 31, 2010. Chenoweth took part in a reading of the musical On the Twentieth Century for the Roundabout Theatre Company in early 2011 with Hugh Jackman and Andrea Martin. She played televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in a reading of the musical Rise in 2011.

Television work

After a guest appearance on LateLine, a role in the short-lived television series Paramour (1999) and several roles in television films such as Annie (as Lily St. Regis), Chenoweth starred in her own NBC sitcom, the semi-autobiographical Kristin in 2001. It was short-lived, with thirteen episodes filmed, but only six episodes aired. Chenoweth appeared in the lead role of Marian in the 2003 television film, The Music Man, opposite Matthew Broderick. She also guest-starred on such shows as Frasier (2001), Sesame Street (2004) and Ugly Betty (2007).

In 2004, Chenoweth began playing the recurring role of media consultant Annabeth Schott in The West Wing. For her performance, she was nominated twice, along with the cast, for a Screen Actors Guild Award. She appeared in the final two seasons of the program, through 2006.

From 2007 to 2009, Chenoweth played Olive Snook in the television series Pushing Daisies. For her performance she received critical acclaim and was nominated two years in a row for an Emmy Award, winning in 2009 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The series was cancelled after two seasons. In 2009, Chenoweth lent her voice to the animated comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up as Miracle Grohe, a science teacher who does not believe in science. The series lasted just thirteen episodes. Later that year, Chenoweth guest starred as April Rhodes in Glee, singing several songs, earning enthusiastic notices. The character is a former member of the glee club who never finished high school and ended up hitting rock bottom. A review in USA Today observed, "Her presence may not make much sense, but [if] it means hearing Chenoweth sing, we can put up with any explanation the show cares to offer." She received a Satellite Award for Outstanding Guest Star.

In , Chenoweth returned to Glee as April Rhodes, singing more songs. The Los Angeles Times review commented, "the best part about 'Home' was undoubtedly the return of Kristin Chenoweth as April. ... From her spunky duet of 'Fire' with Schue, to the heart-achingly lonely coo of 'One Less Bell to Answer' which segued into a fantastic reprise of 'A House Is Not a Home' and of course her bone-chilling take on 'Home' ... I fell in love with her again." She was nominated for both 2010 and 2011 Emmy Awards for her performances on Glee. Chenoweth returned to Glee in "Rumours" in 2011. In 2011, Chenoweth joined the cast of a pilot for ABC called Good Christian Bitches as a character named Carlene Cockburn. ABC picked up the show and changed the title to GCB. The series debuted in March 2012 but lasted only one season. Chenoweth guest starred in an episode of the sitcom Hot in Cleveland, titled "The Gateway Friend", on May 2, 2012.

Chenoweth was cast in a recurring role as a political reporter in the fourth season of The Good Wife (2012). However, she left the show because of a serious head injury suffered on the set on July 11, 2012, where she sustained a skull fracture, broken nose, spinal and rib injuries and cracked teeth. Her character appears in the September 2012 season opener. During that month, she returned to the show to film a short scene for another episode.

Films

Chenoweth made her film debut in Topa Topa Bluffs in 2002 playing "Patty". After a few years away from film she returned to the big screen in the 2005 film version of Bewitched, directed by Nora Ephron, as Maria Kelly. In 2006, Chenoweth played supporting roles in five films, The Pink Panther, RV, Running with Scissors, Deck the Halls, and Stranger Than Fiction.

On February 24, 2008, Chenoweth sang "That's How You Know" from the film Enchanted at the 80th Academy Awards in the Kodak Theater. She also voiced Rosetta, the garden fairy in the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. Later that year, Chenoweth appeared in the 2008 holiday romantic comedy film Four Christmases, playing the sister of Reese Witherspoon's character.

In 2009, Chenoweth starred as a "suicidal prostitute" in the indie drama Into Temptation, written and directed by Patrick Coyle. The film was screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival and was later released on DVD. Also in 2009, Chenoweth reprised her voice role of Rosetta in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and filmed the Disney comedy You Again (released in 2010).

She has been cast to voice one of the characters in the 2014 animated film, Rio 2.

Other media

Chenoweth often appeared on Prairie Home Companion. On August 27, 2008, Chenoweth released an internet video with Funny or Die, Intervention with Kristin Chenoweth. The video parodied A&E's show Intervention, with Chenoweth starring as a singing, dancing interventionist. The song was composed by Andrew Lippa, Chenoweth's frequent musical director and composer for her concert songs as well as the composer of "My New Philosophy", which she sang in the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The lyrics are by Amy Rhodes, who also wrote the clip. Chenoweth admitted that she was hesitant about performing the lyrics.

In 2010, she appeared in a three-minute video short for Glamour Magazine entitled "iPad or Bust". She posed for the cover and a photo spread in the March 2006 edition of FHM magazine. In 2011, Chenoweth released her first televised music video on Country Music Television, directed by Roman White, "I Want Somebody". The video for the single peaked at #19 on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown.

Recordings and concerts

Chenoweth has a distinctive speaking voice, one she has compared to that of Betty Boop. She is a classically trained coloratura soprano, able to sing the note "F6" (also known as "F above High C").

Among other early recordings, Chenoweth participated in a studio cast recording of The Most Happy Fella in 1992. She was also in the cast recordings of A New Brain (1998) and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999) and a studio cast recording of 110 in the Shade (1999). In 2000, she was featured on the album Grateful: The Songs of John Bucchino. The next year, with Mandy Patinkin, she was featured on the album entitled "Kidults". Also in 2001, she released her debut album Let Yourself Go, which was a collection of standards from the musicals of the 1930s. One of the tracks featured a duet with Jason Alexander. In , Chenoweth performed songs from her solo album, Let Yourself Go, in concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook concert series. The same year, she appeared as Fanny Brice in the Actor's Fund Benefit Concert of the musical Funny Girl in New York City. In 2003 in London, she performed a solo concert as part of the Divas at Donmar series for director Sam Mendes. Later that year, she sang Glinda in the cast recording of Wicked and the soundtrack recording of Disney's The Music Man. In 2004, she released her second album As I Am, which was a Christian music album containing various spiritual songs. The album peaked at number 31 on the U.S. Christian Albums Chart. The same year, Chenoweth gave a concert at Carnegie Hall.

On January 19, 2007, Chenoweth performed a solo concert at The Metropolitan Opera in New York, only the third musical theatre star ever to present a solo concert at that location, following Barbara Cook and Yves Montand. The same year, she was featured in songs with Nathan Gunn on an album entitled Just Before Sunrise. The next year, she released her third solo studio album, entitled A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas. The album included a duet with John Pizzarelli and there are several modern holiday tunes, but many traditional carols as well including The Lord's Prayer. This album has been her best seller, reaching number 77 on the U.S. Billboard Albums Chart, climbing to number 7 on the U.S. Holiday Albums chart and to number 1 on the U.S. Heatseekers Chart. Among many other solo concerts around the U.S., Chenoweth performed her own concert in 2009 with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, at the Fox Theatre.

In August 2010, during her nights off from Promises, Promises, Chenoweth recorded her fourth album, a country pop CD entitled Some Lessons Learned. The album Some Lessons Learned, was released on September 13, 2011. It contains songs by Diane Warren, Dolly Parton and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, among others. Chenoweth co-wrote two of the songs. Chenoweth conducted her first U.S. concert tour in the summer of 2012. The reviewer for BroadwayWorld.com wrote: "Kristin shines on stage."

Less than four months after her July 2012 injury on the set of The Good Wife, Chenoweth returned to the concert stage for a short series of dates in California, where she performed "a sagely programmed 90-minute set, which merged pop, Broadway, gospel and country with perky, unforced-feeling remarks. ... Chenoweth's range, timbre and versatility are in peak form, with astonishing top notes, equalized registers and a delicious ability to variegate attack from number to number."

Special events and appearances

Chenoweth and the cast of the Broadway musical Wicked performed the song "One Short Day" in the 2003 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In the 2005 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Chenoweth performed the song "Oklahoma" while riding aboard the "Oklahoma Rising" float. The float was making the first of three annual appearances commemorating the state of Oklahoma's statehood centennial in 2007.

She was the star performer of the opening ceremony of the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade. She sang "Our Good Nature," an original composition written to coincide with the Oklahoma centennial celebration and the theme of the parade. In the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, she performed the song "The Christmas Waltz" from her "A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas" album while riding aboard the "The Care Bears Winter Fun-Derland" float.

She sang with Il Divo as part of Il Divo's Christmas Tour on , 16 and 17, 2009 in New York City and in Boston. She has sung the U.S. national anthem at various sporting events, including the 2010 New York Yankees home opener and at Candlestick Park for the NFL's NFC Conference Championship on January 22, 2012. Also in 2010, Chenoweth hosted the 15th Annual Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards on VH1.

In 2013, Chenoweth co-hosted the Oscars Red Carpet Live immediately prior to the 85th Academy Awards and also sang the closing number of the ceremony, "Here's to the Losers", with host Seth MacFarlane, in which, paraphrasing the original Frank Sinatra song, the two poked genial fun at nominees who had not received awards. Chenoweth was the solo performer in the Live from Lincoln Center feature "The Dames of Broadway... All of 'Em!!!"

Personal life

In 2009, Chenoweth wrote a memoir entitled A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages, describing her life and career, including her adoption, her turn in Wicked and her time in Hollywood. The book was released on , 2009. It spent two weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.

She has spoken publicly about her religious faith; she describes herself as a "non-judgmental, liberal Christian".

According to The New York Times, when Chenoweth "assured her theater fans that she supports gay rights her Christian base was outraged; she was disinvited from performing at a Women of Faith conference in ." Chenoweth released an album in , As I Am, a mixture of hymns and contemporary Christian music, with adult contemporary arrangements. To promote the album, she made an appearance on The 700 Club which upset some of her gay fans. She later said she thought that the "Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of the world are scary" and that she regretted appearing on the show.

She dated producer/writer Aaron Sorkin. In Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the character of Harriet Hayes bears significant resemblances to Chenoweth, and the relationship between the Christian Hayes and "East coast liberal Jewish atheist" (Hayes' description) Matt Albie is modeled after that of Chenoweth and Sorkin. For example, Chenoweth's decision to appear on The 700 Club and her falling out with Women of Faith were depicted with the Hayes character.

Chenoweth suffers from Méničre's disease, an inner-ear disorder that can cause vertigo, headaches and nausea, among other symptoms. She has said that during some performances she has had to lean on her co-stars to keep her balance and that it has caused her to miss performances.

In May 2010, Chenoweth wrote in response to an article in Newsweek by Ramin Setoodeh, an openly gay writer. Setoodeh thought that her Tony-nominated Promises, Promises co-star, Sean Hayes, "comes off as wooden and insincere" in playing the straight character Chuck, and that Jonathan Groff has a similar credibility problem in the TV show Glee. He questioned whether any openly gay actor could acceptably portray a straight character. Chenoweth called the article "horrendously homophobic" and criticized Setoodeh's view as rationalizing "the same kind of bullying" that gay youths face in high school. Chenoweth argued that audiences "come to the theater to go on a journey" and do not care about an actor's sexual orientation. The story was picked up by major media including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

Credits

Broadway

Year Show Role Notes
1997 Steel Pier Precious McGuire Richard Rodgers Theatre
April 24, 1997 " June 28, 1997
1999 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Sally Brown Ambassador Theatre
February 4, 1999 " June 13, 1999
1999 Epic Proportions Louise Goldman Helen Hayes Theatre
September 7, 1999 " December 19, 1999
2003 Wicked Glinda the Good Witch George Gershwin Theatre
October 8, 2003 " July 18, 2004
2006 ' Eve, Princess Barbára,
Ella & Passionella
Studio 54
December 14, 2006 " March 11, 2007
2010 Promises, Promises Fran Kubelik The Broadway Theatre
March 28, 2010 " January 2, 2011

Other theatre

Year Title Role Venue
1994 ' Luisa Sullivan Street Playhouse
1994 Box Office of the Damned Kristy CSC Theatre
1997 Scapin Hyacinth Laura Pels Theatre
1998 ' Nancy D / Waitress Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
2009 Love, Loss, and What I Wore N/A Westside Theatre

New York City Center Encores!

Year Title Role
1998 Strike up the Band Anne Draper
2000 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Daisy Gamble / Melinda
2005 ' Eve, Princess Barbára, Ella/Passionella
2007 Stairway to Paradise Female Star
2009 Music in the Air Frieda Hatzfeld

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Topa Topa Bluffs Patty
2005 Bewitched Maria Kelly
2006 ' Cherie
2006 RV Mary Jo Gornicke
2006 Stranger than Fiction Book Channel host
2006 Running with Scissors Fern Stewart
2006 Deck the Halls Tia Hall
2006 ' Christmas Carol Voice role
2008 Space Chimps Kilowatt Voice
2008 Tinker Bell Rosetta Voice
2008 Four Christmases Courtney
2009 Into Temptation Linda Salerno
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Rosetta Voice
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Rosetta Voice
2010 You Again Georgia King
2012 Hit and Run Debby Kreeger
2013 Family Weekend Samantha Smith-Dungy
2014 Rio 2 Gabi Voice

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Annie Lily St. Regis
1999 LateLine Kristin Episode: "The Christian Guy"
1999 Paramour Unknown Mini-series
2001 Seven Roses Unknown
2001 Kristin Kristin Yancey 11 episodes
2001 Frasier Portia Sanders Episode: "Junior Agent"
2002 Baby Bob Crystal Carter Episode: "Talking Babies Say the Darndest Things"
2003 ' Marian Paroo
2003 Fillmore! Museum Guide Voice role
Episode: "Masterstroke of Malevolence"
2005 Great Performances Cunegonde Episode: "Leonard Bernstein's Candide"
2004"06 ' Annabeth Schott 34 episodes
2003–06 Sesame Street Ms. Noodle 2 episodes
2001–07 Elmo's World Ms. Noodle 2 episodes
2007 Ugly Betty Diane Episode: "East Side Story"
2007 Robot Chicken Mother/Princess Voice role
Episode: "Squaw Bury Shortcake"
2007"09 Pushing Daisies Olive Snook 22 episodes
2009 Twelve Men of Christmas E.J. Baxter Lifetime movie
2009 Sit Down, Shut Up Miracle Grohe Voice; 13 episodes
2009 Legally Mad Skippy Pylon Pilot, never aired on television
2009"11 Glee April Rhodes 3 episodes
2012 GCB Carlene Cockburn 10 episodes
2012 Hot in Cleveland Courtney Price Episode: "The Gateway Friend"
2012 The Good Wife Peggy Byrne 2 episodes

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US Country
US
Christian
US
Holiday
Let Yourself Go
  • Released: May 29, 2001
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment (#89384)
  • Format: CD, digital download
"? "? "? "?
As I Am
  • Released: April 5, 2005
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment (#94384)
  • Format: CD, digital download
"? "? 31 "?
A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas
  • Released: October 14, 2008
  • Label: Sony Masterworks (#8869734256)
  • Format: CD, digital download
77 "? "? 7
Some Lessons Learned
  • Released: September 13, 2011
  • Label: Sony Masterworks
  • Format: CD, digital download
50 14 "? "?
""?" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
AUS
CAN
IRL
UK
"Maybe This Time"
(Glee Cast featuring Kristin Chenoweth)
2009 88 100 "? "? 87 Glee: The Music, Volume 1
"Alone"
(Glee Cast featuring Kristin Chenoweth)
51 94 58 25 47
"Last Name"
(Glee Cast featuring Kristin Chenoweth)
"? "? "? 44 83 Glee: The Music,
The Complete Season One
"Fire"
(Glee Cast featuring Kristin Chenoweth)
2010 64 "? 52 "? 93
"One Less Bell to Answer / A House Is Not a Home"
(Glee Cast featuring Kristin Chenoweth)
53 "? 63 "? 77 Glee: The Music,
Volume 3 Showstoppers
"Home"
(Glee Cast featuring Kristin Chenoweth)
90 "? 92 "? 116
"Dreams"
(Glee Cast featuring Kristin Chenoweth)
2011 92 "? "? "? "? Glee: The Music, Volume 6
"I Want Somebody (Bitch About)" "? "? "? "? "? Some Lessons Learned
"Fathers and Daughters" "? "? "? "? "?
"Blessed Be the Ties that Bind" 2012 "? "? "? "? "? GCB: Music from Season One
"Jesus Take the Wheel" "? "? "? "? "?
"Prayer of St. Francis" "? "? "? "? "? Some Lessons Learned (also from GCB)
"This Little Light of Mine" (with Miriam Shor) "? "? "? "? "? Non-album single (from GCB)
""?" denotes a release that did not chart.

Awards and nominations

Chenoweth was awarded an honorary doctorate in Performing Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on , 2009, where she was the commencement speaker. In 2011, she won the GLAAD Vanguard Award. Oklahoma City University, where she received her undergraduate and master's degrees, awarded her an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2013.

Theatre

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
1997 Theatre World Award Outstanding Broadway Debut Steel Pier
1999 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
2004 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Wicked
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Drama League Award Distinguished Performance
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical
2007 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical The Apple Tree
Drama League Award Distinguished Performance
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Television

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2005 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The West Wing
2006
2008 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Pushing Daisies
Gold Derby TV Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Breakthrough Performer of the Year
Satellite Award Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
2009 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Gold Derby TV Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Satellite Award Outstanding Guest Star Glee
2010 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Gold Derby TV Award Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
2011 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
People's Choice Award Best TV Guest Star



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