FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Oklahoma City University alumna Kristin Chenoweth is featured on two new recordings this holiday season. A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas, her third solo CD from Sony, went on sale Oct. 14. The soundtrack for "Pushing Daisies," the ABC show which landed her an Emmy nomination for her role as Olive, is scheduled for Dec. 9 release.
Creator/executive producer Bryan Fuller said the soundtrack from "Pushing Daisies" will highlight full-length versions of songs performed on the show. The CD may feature Chenoweth's performance of "Hopelessly Devoted" from Grease, and a duet with cast member Ellen Greene of the They Might Be Giants song "Birdhouse in Your Soul."
On her Christmas CD, the Tony-winning, Emmy-nominated star sings holiday classics including "Silver Bells," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Come On Ring Those Bells."
The Sony CD precedes the release of her autobiography, A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages. The book is scheduled to hit bookstores April 14, 2009, from Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster.
Chenoweth, who received a Tony nomination for her work as Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, has performed in The Fantasticks, Scapin, Steel Pier, A New Brain, Epic Proportions, Strike Up the Band, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise and Candide. She won her Tony Award for her role as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Previous solo Sony albums include "As I Am" and Let Yourself Go. Her screen credits include "Kristin," "The West Wing," "The Music Man," "The Pink Panther," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Deck the Halls" and "Running with Scissors."
Chenoweth received a 2008 Emmy nomination for "Pushing Daisies." She will appear in the new comedy "Four Christmases," which co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. She recently finished filming the independent film "Into Temptation," which co-stars Jeremy Sisto.