Inside the Emerald City: Wicked's Glinda

By Playbill Staff
25 Oct 2013



Kristin Chenoweth
Photo by Joan Marcus

Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony Award winner for You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown in 1999, received a 2004 Best Actress Tony Award nomination for creating the role of Glinda in Wicked. She helped shape the role during workshops of the hit musical that first premiered in San Francisco prior to its October 2003 Broadway bow. "About a year-and-a-half ago, Stephen Schwartz called me and said, 'I've got this show, and there's a part that I kind of wrote with you in mind, and I can't imagine anyone else doing it,'" Chenoweth said in a 2002 interview with Playbill.com. Her numerous credits include the Broadway productions of Steel Pier, Epic Proportions, The Apple Tree and Promises, Promises. The actress is also known for her award-winning film and television work, including "Glee," "Pushing Daisies" and the recent ABC series "GCB."

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