Wicked's Chenoweth to Release Second Solo Recording in March

News   Wicked's Chenoweth to Release Second Solo Recording in March Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, who recently left her role as Glinda in the hit musical Wicked, will release her second solo album in March.

Chenoweth told Playbill On-Line that her upcoming CD will be released in March 2005 on the Sony Classical label. "It's probably going to be [called] something like 'Songs I Grew Up On.' It's an inspirational record. They'll be a couple of Jesus songs on there," Chenoweth said with a laugh, "but mainly it's for anyone who wants to be uplifted."

Chenoweth is currently in the midst of recording the new disc, a follow-up to her debut recording, "Let Yourself Go." "I started recording last Friday, and we're working through this Friday, and I'm almost done," the actress said. The CD will include a new song written especially for Chenoweth by Diane Warren, "Borrowed Angels." "It's incredible — the song is so moving. Anyone who's ever lost anyone will be able to relate to it," said Chenoweth.

And, "Taylor, the Latte Boy," the Marcy Heisler-Zina Goldrich tune that has become a Chenoweth staple, will likely be recorded as well. "It's a surprise," said the former Wicked star. "You'll just have to keep listening to the record to find out."

Chenoweth will also premiere a few of the album's songs at her upcoming Carnegie Hall solo concert Sept. 10.

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 and the City Center Encores! productions of Strike Up the Band and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever ensued. She won her Tony for her performance as Sally Brown in the Broadway bow of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. An upcoming "Diva Talk" column will feature a complete interview with the much-in-demand performer. For more information about the actress, visit www.kristinchenoweth.com.