The shining star of stage and screen will put her spell on you.
She’s won hearts, an Emmy® and a Tony® for her appearances on television with Glee, Pushing Daisies, The West Wing, on stage with WICKED, Promises Promises, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Chenoweth will cast a spell over Sydney Opera House audiences this June.
Performing with an 11 piece band, Kristin Chenoweth will cast a spell over Sydney Opera House audiences this June with material from her celebrated albums and music from the shows that have made her one of the most revered musical theatre performers of her generation.
“I have never been to Australia and I am so looking forward to it!, said Ms Chenoweth. “ I have heard about so many great places to visit while I am there and I am especially looking forward to meeting my fans!”
Best known for performing the role of Glinda in the original cast of the smash hit musical Wicked, Kristin is one of Broadway's most celebrated stars, she has garnered a multitude of theatrical achievements and appeared in over 40 films and TV shows. Many remember her show-stealing, Tony-winning performance in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Over her illustrious career Kristin has also been invited to sing for President Obama, Her Majesty the Queen and TV royalty Oprah Winfrey. Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions from stage, television and film with the captivating grace that only she can project. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, where she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Pushing Daisies was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for ‘Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy’.
She has appeared in Fox’s comedy Glee, where she played a former student who comes back to help re-energize the Glee club. For this role, she was recently nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award in the category of ‘Favorite TV Guest Star’. Chenoweth also starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama The West Wing and guest judged on American Idol.
In 2010 Kristin was seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of Promises, Promises starring alongside Sean Hayes at the Broadway theatre. Promises, Promises is a unique and popular part of the musical theatre canon which was on stage for the first time in over forty years.
Chenoweth has had numerous collaborations with various symphonies, including The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony. One of her proudest accomplishments was having the privilege to perform Bernstein’s Candide at Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic. Other performances include her sold-out Los Angeles solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, an evening at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Washington National Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo. She also had the honour of playing a sold out solo concert at the famed Metropolitan Opera House. Chenoweth recently wrapped her debut world tour in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. While on tour, she performed songs from her latest album Some Lessons Learned, as well as an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from Wicked, Promises Promises, and Glee.
DIRECTED BY Richard-Jay Alexander
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Featuring: Tyler Hanes, Will Taylor & Jennifer Diamond
8 & 9 JUNE Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival Theatre
12 JUNE Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
14 JUNE Queensland Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall
17 JUNE Sydney Opera House