Broadway’s Kristin Chenoweth to headline Songbook Celebration
Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will headline the upcoming Songbook Celebration, the annual fundraising gala for the artistic and educational programs of the Center for the Performing Arts.
Presented by Krieg DeVault, the Sept. 30 event at the Palladium also will feature Michael Feinstein, artistic director at the Center and founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation, as well as tributes to this year’s Songbook Hall of Fame inductees: Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Gilbert and Mitzi Gaynor.
Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. Among many highlights, she originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway production of Wicked and has earned acclaim for her work on TV’s Glee, Pushing Daisies and The West Wing. As a vocalist, she has performed to sold-out audiences around the world and won praise last year for her first album of Great American Songbook classics, The Art of Elegance, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts and on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart.
The Songbook Celebration begins with a 5 p.m.cocktail reception and includes a dinner, live auction, program and three after-parties. Tables for the entire evening are still available for purchase. Individual tickets for the after-dinner events only – including the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, performances and after-parties – will go on sale July 20. For tickets and more information, call (317) 843-3800 or visit TheCenterPresents.org.