New CD from Wicked's Chenoweth Due in Stores in April; Concert Appearances Too

News   New CD from Wicked's Chenoweth Due in Stores in April; Concert Appearances Too
The second solo album from Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth — most recently on Broadway in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked — will hit stores in April.

Entitled "As I Am," the Sony Classical release will be available in record stores across the country April 5. Chenoweth's upcoming disc 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.

Produced by Chris Harris, "As I Am" features such songs as "It Will Be Me," "The Song Remembers When," "There Will Never Be Another," "Upon This Rock," "When You Abide in Me," "Poor Wayfaring Stranger," "Just As I Am," "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee," "Because He Lives," "Word of God Speak" and Warren's new ballad, "Borrowed Angels." A bonus track of Marcy Heisler's and Zina Goldrich's "Taylor the Latte Boy" is also included.

To celebrate the release of "As I Am," Tony winner 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. She can also be seen this season on the hit NBC drama "The West Wing."

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