Kristin Chenoweth is a US singer and actress, specialized in musical genres. SHe was born born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth, July 24, 1968.
Adopted just 5 days after birth, Kristin grew up in Broken Arrow, her hometown, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma City University where she obtained a degree in music applied to acting in theater before becoming an opera teacher, studying under the instructor Florence Birdwell. She later won a Miss OCU and the Miss Oklahoma Competition in 1991. For a time, she worked at Opryland USA, an entertainment park located in Nashville.
Chenoweth also won awards and competitions gaining fame in the canonical setting such as the one at the Metropolitan Opera. Two weeks before attending the conservatory she went to New York where she auditioned for the musical Animal Crackers and played the role of Arabella Rittenhouse. She then pursued theatrical career in this city.
Chenoweth made her debut at Broadway in a production by Molière Scapino with Bill Irwin, followed in spring 1997 by the musical Steel Pier for which she won a Theater World Award. The following season appeared in Strike up the Band and in A New Brain. She has also participated several times at the Prairie Home Companion radio program.
Between 1998 and 1999, she recited in the revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown as Sally Brown, who earned a Tony and a Drama Desk. Then appearances in Epic Proportions, and Wicked in 2003, concurrent with the release of her album Let Yourself Go, in Candide, directed by Lonny Price in 2004, in The Apple Tree in 2006 and finally in the remake of Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein in 2008.
Kristin Chenoweth started working on Kristin sitcom for NBC. She then appeared in the sixth season of The West Wing getting the role of Annabeth Schott. She participated in an episode of Frasier and played the role of Marian Paroo in the 2003 production of Meredith Willson The Music Man, in which also recited Matthew Broderick. In 2005, Chenoweth appeared in Nora Ephron‘s movie Bewitched with Nicole Kidman. In 2006, she performed in five films and in 2007 she appeared in an episode of The View and Ugly Betty. She also participated in the show Pushing Daisies. In 2008 she got the part of the character’s sister assigned to Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases. Between 2009 and 2015 she participated in seven episodes of Glee. Also, she played in 2010 Georgia King in You Again with Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver and Betty White.
Kristin Chenoweth wrote an autobiography, A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages, which was in The New York Times Best Seller List for two weeks.