Tony Winner Chenoweth Will Voice Character on New Animated TV Series

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04 Dec 2008

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The ever-busy Kristin Chenoweth, recently seen in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, has landed a new gig, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The Tony-winning actress will voice the role of science teacher Miracle Grohe in the new animated comedy "Sit Down, Shut Up," which will air on the Fox network.

The series, which concerns the "staff at a small-town Florida high school," will also feature the talents of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Henry Winkler, Will Forte, Kenan Thompson, Cheri Oteri, Tom Kenny and Nick Kroll.

"Sit Down, Shut Up" is executive produced by Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of the acclaimed series "Arrested Development." Expect a spring 2009 debut.



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."