Kristin Chenoweth has accepted an appointment as Artist in Residence at her alma mater, Oklahoma City University, beginning in April 2020.
The Tony and Emmy Award winning performer has accepted an appointment and will be in residence at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University at least once a semester, according to Mark Parker, dean of the Bass School of Music. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
Chenoweth’s career spans three decades as a Broadway headliner, actress, author, recording artist and concert soloist from Royal Albert Hall to the Metropolitan Opera.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance at OCU and made her Broadway debut in 1997. She won her Tony Award for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and was nominated for originating the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked and for her starring role as Lily Garland in the revival of On the Twentieth Century. She earned an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the comedy series Pushing Daisies as Olive Snook and one for her portrayal as April Rhodes on Glee.
Kristin Chenoweth was awarded a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.