Kristin Chenoweth

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Kristin Chenoweth Biography

Chenoweth was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma City University, where she received a bachelor's degree in musical theater and a master's degree in opera performance. She performed at Opryland. She won a "most talented up-and-coming singer" award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, which came with a full scholarship to Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts; she turned down the scholarship when she auditioned and won a part on an Off-Broadway show.
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Kristin Chenoweth Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2012 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Guest Star "Glee" (2009). Nominated
2011 GLAAD Media Awards Won
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series "Glee" (2009). Nominated
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series "Glee" (2009). Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series "Pushing Daisies" (2007). Won

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Kristin Chenoweth Trivia

  • Turned down the role of Millie in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the La Jolla Playhouse to star in a sitcom on NBC.
  • Earned an bachelor's and a master's degree in musical theater from Oklahoma City University, which she attended on a full scholarship to study voice.
  • Finished 1st runner-up in the Miss Oklahoma pageant.
  • Was engaged to Marc Kudisch for 3 years - the relationship ended in 2001. Chenoweth turned down the role of Millie in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' on Broadway in Spring 2002, in which Kudisch coincidentally plays Trevor Graydon III.
  • In 2002, released her debut solo recording entitled "Let Yourself Go", a collection of old standards from the 30s and 40s.
  • Won a full scholarship to the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts, but turned it down when she received a role in an off-Broadway play.
  • Is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
  • Won Broadway's 1999 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical" for her portrayal of Sally in a revival of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Was nominated as Best Actress (Musical) in 2004 for her role as Galinda/Glinda in "Wicked."
  • Has a dog named Maddie, named after actress Madeline Kahn.
  • She has incredible relative pitch and near-perfect pitch.
  • She was in line to play Roxie Hart in "Chicago".
  • Is a 1986 graduate of Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • She is of Welsh origin
  • Shares a birthday with Jennifer Lopez. However Kristin was born a year earlier.
  • Nicole Kidman met Kristin after a performance of "Wicked," and said she had enjoyed her performance as Glinda the Good Witch and that she would get a part written specifically for her in Kidman's new movie, Bewitched (2005). A few months later, Kidman followed her promise.


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    85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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    The Trevor Project's 2012 Trevor Live! - Arrivals

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    Disney ABC Television Group 2012 Winter TCA Press Tour All-Star Party - Arrivals

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    American Country Awards 2011 - Press Room

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    American Country Awards 2011 - Arrivals

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    2011 CMT Music Awards - Press Room

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