(STILLWATER, Okla.)-- The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University announces Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth to perform on April 20, 2024.
Chenoweth replaces previously booked actress and singer Sutton Foster, who is unable to perform due to a change and conflict in scheduling. Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown'' and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” In 2009, she wrote an uplifting candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.
Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement “My Love Letter to Broadway” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, receiving rave reviews. Additional film and television credits include the second season of NBC’s hit comedy series “Trial & Error,” receiving critical acclaim for her performance as Heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster. She was seen in the Starz original series “American Gods,” where she reunited with executive producer Bryan Fuller in the role of Easter. Notable television roles include appearances in “The West Wing,” Disney’s “Descendants” and “The Muppets.” In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film “Rio 2” and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle in "The Peanuts Movie." She also starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle in December 2016. Chenoweth voiced the role of Princess Skystar in Lionsgate/Hasbro’s “My Little Pony: The Movie,” and can also be heard in the Sony Pictures animated film “The Star.”
In January 2023, Chenoweth released her hilarious and insightful gift book, “I'm No Philosopher, But I Have Thoughts: For Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us” -- meaningful and meme-worthy philosophical musings on connection, creativity, loss, love, faith, and closure. She recently released her first picture book “What Will I Do with My Love Today?,” a heart-warming and sweet tale about a young girl who shares her love through acts of generosity around New York City. Chenoweth is an editor and participant in an essay book, “My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves” which was released in May 2022.
Her next major project is the development of the newly announced musical based on the award-winning 2012 documentary, ”The Queen of Versailles,” and the life of beauty queen, socialite and TV personality Jacqueline “Jackie” Siegel. Chenoweth is attached to star and produce through her production banner Diva Worldwide Entertainment. The project, described as “a new musical exploring the true cost of fame, fortune, and family,” will reteam her with her “Wicked” composer, Stephen Schwartz, who is on board to write the music.
Chenoweth can currently be seen in the second season of Apple TV+’s acclaimed musical-comedy series “Schmigadoon!” which premiered in April. She received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, for her role as Mildred Layton in the first season. “The performing arts world abounds with the ebb and flow of scheduling. We wish Sutton Foster the best during her run on Broadway, and we’re excited to welcome Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth to The McKnight Center for an exciting performance in her home state. ” Blakeman says all tickets previously purchased to Ms. Foster’s concerts will remain valid for Ms. Chenoweth and there is no further action current ticket holders need to take. Tickets to the April 20 concert are sold out, but there is a waitlist. For more information or to join the waitlist, visit www.mcknightcenter.org or contact the box office at 405.744.9999.
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