Chenoweth will join Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and the Chieftains for "Capitol Fourth," which will be hosted by Barry Bostwick. Performers will be backed by the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel. The orchestra will offer renditions of "1812 Overture" and "Stars and Stripes Forever." WNET/Thirteen will air "Capitol Fourth" in the metropolitan area July 4 at 8 PM ET and again July 7 at 1:25 AM. Check local listings for broadcast dates and times.
Kristin Chenoweth, who will return to Broadway this fall 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 lead role in Kander and Ebb's Steel Pier. Roles in Off-Broadway's A New Brain and the City Center Encores! productions of Strike Up the Band and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever ensued. Chenoweth also 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. She was also recently featured in the TV production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man.