Kristin Chenoweth Featured in Playbill

Kristin Chenoweth Featured in Playbill

To celebrate her latest Broadway role in 'On the 20th Century,' Playbill featured Kristin Chenoweth's long-spanning career on stage, film and television in this editorial released this week. Check out a preview below and read the entire article here.
  Kristin Chenoweth is preparing to return to Broadway as Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century, but she's been keeping audiences in stitches for over 20 years. Take a look at Kristin Chenoweth's incredible career with this retrospective.
* Kristin Chenoweth is one of Broadway's brightest stars and one of the few modern stage actresses who has been able to successfully bridge the gap between Broadway, film and television. With her distinctive voice, comedic abilities and height (or lack thereof), Chenoweth has never truly been out of the spotlight since first achieving Broadway success. As we prepare for her next Broadway performance in On the Twentieth Century (which begins preview performances Feb. 12), let's take a look back at Kristin Chenoweth's extensive career. Kristin Chenoweth was born July 24, 1968. Five days later, she was adopted by Junie and Jerry Chenoweth and given the name Kristi Dawn Chenoweth. She grew up in Broken Arrow, OK, a suburb of Tulsa, and began performing at a young age, singing with local churches and the Southern Baptist Convention. She studied musical theatre and opera performance at Oklahoma City University under the vocal training of the legendary Florence Birdwell, who was also to become her mentor. Speaking to Birdwell's influence, Chenoweth told ChicagoPride.com that "[Florence] not only taught me to sing technically, but taught me to sing from the soul about what a song actually means. Don't sing it if ya can't mean it!" Birdwell has trained many Broadway performers during their training at OCU, perhaps most prominently working with Kelli O'Hara and Lara Teeter in addition to Kristin. Read more in Playbill.   Tickets to 'On the 20th Century' in previews starting Friday, February 13th and opening on March 12th at the American Airlines Theater are available here.