Kristin Chenoweth, who won an Emmy for “Pushing Daisies” and a Tony for “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” will be the featured guest and narrator at this year's Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert.
The annual event is scheduled for three performances — Dec. 13-15 — at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Distribution of tickets for the concerts will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. MDT at lds.org/events.
“Kristin Chenoweth is larger than life; I just hope the Conference Center can contain her performance!” Ron Jarrett, president of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, said in a prepared statement. “We have a very special concert planned to showcase her tour de force talents, which will ring in the Christmas spirit in an unforgettable way.”
“Kristin Chenoweth will be among the most versatile voices to grace the conference hall stage,” said music director Mack Wilberg. “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, 50, originated the role of Glinda in the Broadway production of “Wicked.” She also starred in Broadway productions of “Steel Pier,” “Epic Proportions,” “Promises, Promises” and “On the Twentieth Century.”
Her television projects have ranged from her 2001 sitcom “Kristin” to “The West Wing,” from “Glee” to “GCB” (short for “Good Christian Bitches”) to “Trial & Error.”
Chenoweth also is an activist for the LGBTQ community. In December 2017, she was honored by the Trevor Project — which focuses on youth suicide prevention — with its Icon Award.
The Christmas concert will feature the Tabernacle Choir, the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Bells on Temple Square. It will be recorded for national telecast on PBS in December 2019.
It will be the second time in just over a year that Chenoweth has performed at an annual event in Utah — she was the featured guest at the Brigham Young University Homecoming Spectacular in October 2017.
Each person can request four tickets online; patrons must have a My LDS Tickets username and password, which they can obtain by going to lds.org/events and clicking on the “My LDS Tickets” icon.
Patrons are strongly encouraged to obtain the username and password before Saturday’s ticket availability. Due to the high demand, patrons who do not set up an account in advance will probably not be successful in obtaining tickets.