Coming Thursday: Song bird Kristin Chenoweth talks pride in hometown and giving back

Coming Thursday: Song bird Kristin Chenoweth talks pride in hometown and giving back

via tulsaworld.com When the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center named its principal theater for Kristin Chenoweth, the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning performer saw this gesture as more than an honor. It was a responsibility. “I’ve always been proud of where I’m from — I have a lot of pride in my hometown, and I’ve never been shy about sharing that,” Chenoweth said during a recent telephone conversation. “But when I came to Broken Arrow to sing at the new theater for the first time, and saw my name on it, I realized that it wasn’t just my name up there — it was my family’s name,” she said. “It’s my grandfather’s name on that wall, and I wondered what he would think about that. So I knew I had a responsibility to be more than just the name on the wall.” She what else she had to say in a new interview Thursday in the Tulsa World Scene section