From Broadway to Carnegie Hall: Kristin Chenoweth Sings at Famed Hall Sept. 10

News   From Broadway to Carnegie Hall: Kristin Chenoweth Sings at Famed Hall Sept. 10 Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth — who recently ended her Tony-nominated turn as Glinda in the hit musical Wicked — is set to make her solo Carnegie Hall concert debut Sept. 10.
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth

Backed by a 15-piece orchestra, Chenoweth will be flanked by two dancers, Contact's Seán Martin Hingston and 42nd Street's David Elder. Andrew Lippa, who penned "My New Philosophy" — the Charlie Brown tune that led to Chenoweth's Tony Award — has written a special opening number for the singer-actress, and a surprise guest will also be part of the evening. Show time is 8 PM.

About her Carnegie concert, Chenoweth recently told Playbill On-Line, "We've finally settled on the program. The problem is there are so many great songs! For me, it's like, 'Which ones do you not do?' It's been a really hard decision. Also, I wanted to do some works by some younger composers. Some of the material will be stuff that people have seen me do that was on my first record, and some of it will be new stuff for me. I've also written a song called 'The Ride Home,' [and] there's a new song ['Borrowed Angels'] that Diane Warren wrote that will be on my new album."
When asked what it feels like stepping onto the famed Carnegie Hall stage, the actress said with a laugh, "It's scary as hell — your heart drops to your feet. In fact, when I'm doing it, I try not to think about where I'm at because I would get totally intimidated. I just try to think about the work at hand and have fun."

Chenoweth, who received a Tony nomination for her work as Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, made her New York theatrical debut opposite Bill Irwin in a production of Molière's Scapin and followed that with a role in Kander and Ebb's Steel Pier. Roles in Off-Broadway's A New Brain, the Broadway comedy Epic Proportions and the City Center Encores! productions of Strike Up the Band and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever ensued. Chenoweth won her Tony for her performance as Sally Brown in the Broadway bow of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Upcoming film projects include "The Pink Panther," "Bewitched" and the movie musical "Asphalt Beach." Her solo albums include "Let Yourself Go" and the forthcoming "Songs I Grew Up On."

Chenoweth will play Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium, Sept. 10 at 8 PM. Tickets, priced $35-$75, are available by calling (212) 247-7800 or by visiting click here. Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.