Tony Winner Chenoweth Lands Role in New NBC Drama

By Andrew Gans
December 19, 2008

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will star in a new legal drama created by David E. Kelley.



Variety reports that the star of the recently canceled "Pushing Daisies" will play Skippy Pylon in the new NBC series "Legally Mad."

Pylon, according to the industry paper, is "a cheerful and brilliant attorney who nonetheless exhibits flashes of psychosis — and enjoys being mistaken for a teenager."

Creator Kelley told Variety, "I've wanted to work with her for a long time and can't wait to reveal her as someone who's completely mad."

Warner Bros. TV is producing the show, which is set in a law practice in Chicago. No air date has been announced.

Kristin Chenoweth, who received a Tony nomination for her work as Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, has been seen on the New York stage in The Fantasticks, Scapin, Steel Pier, A New Brain, Epic Proportions, Strike Up the Band, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise and Candide. The actress won her Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in the Broadway bow of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Her screen credits include "Four Christmases," "Into Temptation," "Pushing Daisies," "Kristin," "The West Wing," "The Music Man," "The Pink Panther," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Deck the Halls" and "Running with Scissors." Her solo recordings include "Let Yourself Go," "As I Am" and the newly released "A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas."