Fans of singer-actress Kristin Chenoweth can get a double-dose of the Tony Award-winning star when she makes two television appearances in April.
Chenoweth, who earned her Tony in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, performs on the April 12 airing of "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre." Taped live in Washington, D.C., before the President and Mrs. Bush, the program features host Kelsey Grammar and an array of performers, including Chenoweth, Stevie Wonder, pop star Mandy Moore, gospel singer Yolanda Adams, country trio SheDaisy, magician David Copperfield and NYPD officer Daniel Rodriguez. The annual gala benefiting the historic Ford's Theatre also includes appearances by "NYPD Blue" star Dennis Franz, "West Wing" actor John Spencer and five Olympic gold medalists. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre" will air April 12 on ABC at 9 PM EST.
Chenoweth will also guest on the new sitcom "Baby Bob" in an episode titled "Talking Babies Say the Darndest Things." The new comedy about a six month-old baby who speaks like an adult stars Adam Arkin, Joely Fisher, Elliott Gould, Holland Taylor and Marissa Tait with Ken Hudson Campbell providing the voice of Baby Bob. In the April 22 episode, Chenoweth stars as one of Arkin's clients, who is "known for her bizarre behavior." "Baby Bob" will air April 22 on CBS at 8:30 PM EST.
Kristin Chenoweth made her Broadway debut opposite Bill Irwin in a production of Molière's Scapin and followed that with a principal role in Kander and Ebb's Steel Pier, which earned the actress a Theatre World Award. Roles in A New Brain and City Center Encores' Strike Up the Band ensued, and in 1998 she portrayed Sally in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, nabbing Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance. She starred in her own, short-lived TV series "Kristin," and her other TV appearances include roles in "Frasier" and ABC's television adaptation of the musical Annie.
Chenoweth will also take part in the upcoming Kennedy Center Richard Rodgers celebration on April 14 and will make her London stage debut this summer in the acclaimed Divas at the Donmar series at the Donmar Warehouse. —By Andrew Gans