Wicked's Chenoweth Lands More Film Roles

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Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has added on to her already busy schedule.

In addition to her recurring role on NBC's "The West Wing," the singer-actress has also filmed roles in "The Pink Panther," "Bewitched" and the movie musical "Asphalt Beach." Now comes word that the diminutive star has landed two more film roles.

Variety reports that Chenoweth will begin filming Ryan Murphy's "Running with Scissors" in March. The Plan B project will also feature Annette Bening, Brian Cox and Gwyneth Paltrow. And, in April Chenoweth will film the Mandate Pictures movie "Stranger Than Fiction." The Marc Foster film will also star Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

As previously reported, the second solo album from the recent Wicked star will hit stores April 5. Entitled "As I Am," the Sony Classical release boasts a brand-new tune by Diane Warren as well as traditional hymns and gospel favorites and covers of hit Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Sandi Patti and Trisha Yearwood tunes.

To celebrate the release of "As I Am," Chenoweth will perform at various Women of Faith events throughout the country. These two-day events often draw more than 20,000 women and include musical performances and inspirational speakers. Chenoweth will offer tunes from her new disc at events in Houston (April 8), Columbus, OH (April 15), Sacramento (Aug. 5), Portland (Aug. 12), Denver (Aug. 19), Dallas (Aug. 26) and Oklahoma City (Nov. 4).

Kristin 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.

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