Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (; born July 24, 1968) is an American singer and actress, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway, and in 2003, she received wide notice for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked. Her television roles have included Annabeth Schott in NBC's The West Wing and Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, for which she won a 2009 Emmy Award. Chenoweth also starred in the ABC TV series GCB in 2012.
When I was promoting "As I Am" last year, I went on "The 700 Club" (1966). I wasn't thinking about what it represents. I guess I was living in a little bit of a bubble, and I was surprised that it upset so many people. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't go, because I don't agree with that anti-gay stuff. I don't understand what the big deal is with gay marriage. Get over it, people. What if it was a sin to be short? Well, I guess it is in the Miss Oklahoma pageant.
I'm a very controversial figure in the Christian world. I don't believe if you're gay or you have a drink or you dance, you're going to hell. I don't think that's the kind of God we have. The Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of the world are scary. I want to be a Christian like Christ - loving and accepting of other people.
I am a Christian and I don't want there to be any confusion about what I believe or who I am. I don't believe gay people are going to hell. I believe that judgment is left to the one upstairs and I believe Jesus is all about love. If I can live my life even just a smidgen the way God made his son for us as an example, I'm happy. I do not judge other people for what they believe, but for me, this is what works.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Finale "Wicked" - Original Cast Recording/2003||117,612|
|I'm Not That Girl (reprise)||125,123|
|What Child Is This?||2008||111,216|
|Taylor, The Latte Boy||2005||177,099|
|The Christmas Waltz||2008||223,712|
|Do You Hear What I Hear?||2008||184,927|
|I'll Be Home For Christmas||2008||193,209|
|Full Name at Birth||Kristi Dawn Chenoweth|
|Date of Birth||July 24, 1968|
|Birthplace||Broken Arrow, Oklahoma|
|Height||4' 11" (150 cm)|
|Weight||93 lbs (42.2 kg)|
|Distinctive Features||Short heightHigh voicePerfect Pitch|
|High School||Broken Arrow High School, Broken Arrow, OK (1986)|
|University||BA Musical Theater, Oklahoma City UniversityMA Opera Performance, Oklahoma City University|
|Occupation||Actress, Singer, Perfomance Artist|
|Claim to Fame||Broadway|
|Other Family Members||Zach Chenoweth (nephew)Emily Chenoweth (niece)|
|Pets||Madeline Kahn Chenoweth (dog) [2003-present]|
|Favorite People||Dolly Parton|
|Favorite Accessories||Jimmy Choo shoes|