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Chenoweth Lands Second Consecutive Emmy Nomination
Alumna Kristin Chenoweth has received her second consecutive Emmy Award nomination for her work on ABC’s critically acclaimed but short-lived series “Pushing Daisies.” Winners of the 61st Prime Time Emmy Awards will be presented on Sept. 20 in a live CBS broadcast. Chenoweth, who studied voice at Oklahoma City University with legendary Professor Florence Birdwell, earned her bachelor’s of music in vocal performance in 1991 and her master’s of music in 1993. In the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Chenoweth will compete against Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”), Vanessa Williams (“Ugly Betty”) and “Saturday Night Light” stars Amy Poehler, Kristin Wiig and Elizabeth Perkins (“Weeds.”) Earlier this year, Chenoweth's autobiography, "A Little Bit Wicked," made the New York Times' bestseller list. She won her Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” She also received a Tony nomination for her role as Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's “Wicked,” has performed on the New York stage 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.” Her screen credits include "Four Christmases," "Into Temptation," "Pushing Daisies," "Kristin," "The West Wing," "The Music Man," "The Pink Panther," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Deck the Halls" and "Running with Scissors." She has three solo recordings from Sony: "Let Yourself Go," "As I Am" and "A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas." She is voicing the role of science teacher Miracle Grohe in the new animated comedy "Sit Down, Shut Up," on the Fox network.