Christmas came early this year for Utah’s Kristin Chenoweth fans.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square announced Oct. 19 that Chenoweth, an Emmy and Tony-Award winning actress and singer, will join the choir’s annual Christmas concert this December.
“Kristin Chenoweth will be among the most versatile voices to grace the conference hall stage,” said choir director Mack Wilberg, according to mormonnewsroom.org. “Just like the choir and orchestra, she is comfortable in a variety of styles, and we are delighted she has accepted our invitation to perform with us.”
Chenoweth will both perform in and narrate the event, which takes place Dec. 13–15 in the Conference Center.
The actress came to Utah last year to perform at the BYU Spectacular! Following the performance, Chenoweth tweeted that BYU is “killing it in the arts” and, according to BYU Magazine, donated to provide BYU music students with scholarships.
According to her website, Chenoweth’s career spans theater, film and television. Chenoweth received a Tony Award for her performance in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and a Tony nomination for her original role as Glinda in the hit Broadway musical “Wicked.”
In the television and film spheres, Chenoweth received an Emmy in 2009 for her supporting role in “Pushing Daisies.” She has also voiced several animated characters, including Gabi in “Rio 2” and Fifi in “The Peanuts Movie.”
Tickets for the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s Christmas concerts are free and will be available online starting Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m.