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.