Whether you’re into movies, stage plays, TV shows, music standards, or even autobiographical books, chances are you’ve come across the tiny dynamo known as Kristin Chenoweth. Not since Pia Zadora has so small a woman promised so much entertainment, only in Chenoweth’s caase, she seems to be able to consistently deliver (not that Zadora doesn’t still deserve some kind of all-time-WTF Award for Voyage of the Rock Aliens). Chenoweth was first noticed by many in the dark cult comedy TV series Pushing Daisies, for which she won an Emmy as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009. She also won Tony Award for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as being nominated for her role as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, a gig that spawned her autobiographical book A Little Bit Wicked, which landed her on the New York Times best-seller list for Hardcover Non-Fiction.
She's since been seen in everything from Glee to West Wing, the Bewitched movie, and as Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray Live!, and she even voiced Snoopy’s French poodle sweetheart in The Peanuts Movie. Musically, she really does have a powerful set of pipes, which she’ll demonstrate at the Music Box on February 2 as she tours in support of her album of American Songbook classics, The Art of Elegance. It debuted in the top slot of both Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional chart and Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart, notching yet one more success on a diverse résumé that we can only hope in the future will include her own sci-fi rock and roll musical à la Rock Aliens.