Kristin Chenoweth, the first Glinda in ‘Wicked’

Picture by Digitas Photos on Flickr

Picture by Digitas Photos on Flickr

Kristin Chenoweth is a fantastic actress and singer beloved all around the world, not only for musical theatre fans. She has performed in so many TV shows too that she’s become a celebrity too. In 2003 she originated the role of Glinda with Idina Menzel as Elphaba. Both were an amazing team that all ‘Wicked’ fans remember. They recorded the Original Cast Recording so we can listen again and again their voices.

Since she was a girl, Kristin loved to perform and sing. She used to do it at some local churches. So she decided to study and develop her career in that direction. She studied musical theatre and opera at Oklahoma City. Once she was there she could perform in some musicals in regional theatres like ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Gypsy’, ‘Promises, Promises’ and ‘The King and I’.

After finishing her studies and keep performing in some regional theatres, she took some roles in Off-Broadway productions like ‘The Fantasticks’. But her debut on Broadway was in ‘Steel Pier’ by Kander and Ebb in 1997, she even received a Theatre World Award for that. In 1999 she performed in one of the most important shows in her career, ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’, because she won a Tony Award fort the Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as Sally.

After that, she was performing on TV and theatre, but then she got the role of Glinda in ‘Wicked’. This show is also one of the most important in all her career because she was nominated again for a Tony Award and she got lot of popularity. She is very well known in the theatre community after performing every night for nine months at the Gershwin Theatre. The Original Cast Recording got a Grammy Award in 2005.

Without doubt, Kristin Chenoweth is a very versatile artist. After being Glinda she was really busy performing in some musicals like ‘The Apple Tree’, ‘Young Frankenstein’, ‘Promises, Promises’ while appearing in some TV shows and films like ‘Ugly Betty’, ‘Pushing Daisies’, ‘The West Wing’ or ‘Glee’. Also, we can’t forget that she produces some albums quite regularly. She has 5 in total, the last one, ‘Coming Home’ was released last year, a special concert with some of her favourite songs like ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘For Good’.

Kristin Chenoweth is a really loved actress because of her talent. She has an amazing voice and she has worked in so many shows and films that she has become very popular. In this blog we love her very much for being the first Glinda in ‘Wicked’.

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