Ep. 38: Kristin Chenoweth ‘For the Girls’

A year ago, I interviewed Kristin Chenoweth in advance of her concert in Boone, North Carolina. So, with the release of her seventh album For the Girls, I reached out to her once again to see if I could broadcast our conversation on this podcast. Not only did she say yes, but the record company also shared with me several tracks from the album to share with you. This archived recording was not originally intended for broadcast, so there are some sound glitches, but I think overall you will find Kristin to be, as I did, just a girl from Oklahoma with a voice that is truly as big as her heart.

To read a transcript of my conversation with Kristin Chenoweth, click here.

About the Guest

 Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer 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.” Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her album of American Songbook classics. She also returned to the Broadway stage in her limited engagement MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.” Last December, she performed with iconic The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra in their annual Christmas concert. The concert will air on PBS and BYUtv in December 2019. In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century.” She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. 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 starred in the indie teen drama entitled “Hard Sell” and additional film credits have included “The Boy Next Door,” “Deck the Halls,” “Twelve Men of Christmas,” “Four Christmases,” “RV,” “Bewitched,” “The Pink Panther,” “Hit & Run” and “Family Weekend.” She also starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle in December 2016. She 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.” Upcoming, Chenoweth will star alongside Scott Wolf in the holiday film “The Christmas Song,” which is slated to debut on Hallmark Channel (2019) and the film “Holidate” which will premiere on Netflix in 2020. Her newest album “For the Girls” is a heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history. Guest artists include Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire. 

Music Credits

“When I Fall in Love” – Words and music by Edward Heyman and Victor Young, used with permission by Concord Records. Performed by Kristin Chenoweth.

“I Will Always Love You” – Words and music by Dolly Parton, used with permission by Concord Records. Performed by Kristin Chenoweth and Dolly Parton.

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