Kristin Chenoweth Makes Solo Met Debut Jan. 19

News   Kristin Chenoweth Makes Solo Met Debut Jan. 19 Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, currently on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of The Apple Tree at Studio 54, goes it solo at the Metropolitan Opera Jan. 19.
Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth.
Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth.

At 8 PM Chenoweth will make her solo debut at the famed New York venue in an evening simply titled Kristin Chenoweth: Live at the Met. Chenoweth will be backed by a 12-piece orchestra and singer-dancers David Elder and Séan Martin Hingston. Her evening boasts direction by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall and musical direction by composer Andrew Lippa.

Chenoweth's repertoire for the evening will include "Gorgeous," "Popular," "Goin' to the Dance with You," "Boy," "If You Hadn't But You Did," "Taylor, the Latte Boy," "You're Easy to Dance With," "The Girl in 14G," "Italian Street Song," a Gilbert and Sullivan medley, "Love Somebody Now," "How Can I Lose You?," "Run Away," "Hard Times" and "Show Me the Way."

In a previous statement Chenoweth said, "I have always had the dream to sing at the Met, where the greatest stars in the world have given some of the most renowned performances in history. I am humbled that I now have this incredible opportunity and I am thrilled to have the chance to sing in this magnificent place."

Chenoweth will return to the Met stage in March 2010 to perform the role of Samira in a production of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles.

Kristin Chenoweth, who received a Tony nomination for her work as Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, has been seen on the New York stage in The Fantasticks, Scapin, Steel Pier, A New Brain, Epic Proportions, Strike Up the Band, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Apple Tree and Candide. The actress won her Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in the Broadway bow of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Chenoweth recently released her second solo recording, "As I Am" (Sony Classical), and her screen credits include "Kristin," "The West Wing," "The Music Man," "The Pink Panther," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Deck the Halls" and "Running with Scissors." As previously announced, The Apple Tree will not perform Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 (matinee). A special Sunday evening performance of The Apple Tree will take place Jan. 21 at 7:30 PM.

For tickets to Kristin Chenoweth: Live at the Met, call (212) 362-6000.