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Oklahoma Hall of Fame to Induct Kristin Chenoweth
The Oklahoma Heritage Association has announced that Kristin Chenoweth will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Nov. 4, 2010. Chenoweth, a native of Broken Arrow and alumna of Oklahoma City University, will be inducted along with Robert Hefner III, Oklahoma City; Edward L. Keller, Tulsa; Judy Love, Oklahoma City; Michael Turpen, Oklahoma City; and Lew Ward, III, Enid. Chenoweth earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from OCU, studying with voice professor Florence Birdwell. She came to national attention for her Tony-winning performance in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and her role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked,” which earned her a leading actress Tony Award nomination. Chenoweth’s performance in the musical “Steel Pier” earned a Theatre World award. She won an Emmy Award in 2009 for Best Supporting Comedy Actress in the ABC series “Pushing Daisies.” Her autobiography, "A Little Bit Wicked," made the New York Times best-sellers list last year. Recent movies include "Four Christmases," "Deck the Halls," "RV," "Bewitched," "Running with Scissors," and "The Pink Panther." Her voice can be heard in the animated films "Space Chimps" and "Tinkerbell." Chenoweth has sold out solo concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera. To date, she has released three albums: "A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas", "Let Yourself Go," and "As I Am." Being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is the highest honor an Oklahoman can receive from the state. Since the Hall's inception in 1927, 635 people have been commended. The names and likenesses of Hall of Fame members are displayed at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum. In addition, the inductees are recognized on granite monuments in the Heritage Plaza at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. ? The 2010 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. To purchase tickets or a table sponsorship for the event, contact Millie Craddick at 405.523.3203 or mc@oklahomaheritage.com. For more information, visit www.oklahomaheritage.com.