American actress the Complete Peanuts. Vol. 26: 1950-2000 PDF singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. Chenoweth sang gospel music as a child in Oklahoma and studied opera before deciding to pursue a career in musical theatre.
Författare: Charles M. Schulz.
“La striscia quotidiana è sempre stata senz’altro il cuore e l’anima di Peanuts, ma Charles Schulz realizzò anche tantissimi altri materiali che non rientravano nel suo sforzo creativo giornaliero. Per farsi un’idea completa di ciò a cui Schulz ha dato vita con Peanuts occorre inevitabilmente prendere in considerazione almeno alcune di tali produzioni, per così dire, extracurricolari. Questo volume non è una raccolta completa dei lavori “non a strisce” di Schulz su Peanuts. Tali e tanti sono i materiali che abbiamo dovuto fare una cernita e seguire alcuni criteri. Il primo, insindacabile, è che riguardasse Peanuts. Non è questa la sede per presentare la produzione non-Peanuts di Schulz. Inoltre, per essere incluso, un pezzo doveva essere stato disegnato di suo pugno e non da uno dei vari disegnatori, che lo hanno spesso affiancato nei progetti che esulavano dalla striscia (anche quelli che recano la firma di Schulz). Quando possibile, ci siamo basati su fonti come la vedova di Schulz, Jean, che ha verificato che alcuni materiali fossero stati davvero illustrati da lui, o il suo exi collega (nonché codisegnatore della serie di comics di Peanuts) Jim Sasseville, che ha identificato per noi le storie degli albi disegnate dal creatore della serie. In altri casi ci siamo presi l’onere e la responsabilità di decidere se un certo pezzo fosse autentico o costituisse un progetto a cui Schulz avrebbe potuto dedicare il suo tempo.” (Nat Gertler, Derrick Bang e Timothy Chow)
Chenoweth had her own sitcom, Kristin, in 2001, and has guest-starred on many shows, including Sesame Street and Glee, for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2011. In 1999, Chenoweth performed in the Broadway revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown as the title character’s little sister, Sally, a character that was not present in the original production. In 2002, she performed in the City Center Encores! 2004, soon joining the cast of The West Wing in Los Angeles. The Wicked cast album earned a 2005 Grammy Award. The production was also broadcast on PBS’s Great Performances.
From December 2006 to March 2007, Chenoweth starred on Broadway as Eve in a revival of The Apple Tree with co-stars Brian d’Arcy James and former fiancé Marc Kudisch. The songs “I Say a Little Prayer” and “A House Is Not a Home” were added for her to sing. Chenoweth played Lily Garland in a Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century, opposite Peter Gallagher, which began previews on February 12 and opened on March 12, 2015, for a 22-week limited engagement through July 19, 2015, at the Roundabout Theatre Company. In 2004, Chenoweth began playing the recurring role of media consultant Annabeth Schott in The West Wing. From 2007 to 2009, Chenoweth played Olive Snook in the television series, Pushing Daisies. In 2010, Chenoweth returned to Glee as April Rhodes, singing more songs.
The Los Angeles Times review commented, “the best part about ‘Home’ was undoubtedly the return of Kristin Chenoweth as April. However, she soon left the show because of serious injuries suffered on the set, where she sustained a skull fracture, broken nose, spinal and rib injuries, and cracked teeth. In 2017, Chenoweth played the role of Easter in the Starz TV series American Gods. Chenoweth made her film debut in Topa Topa Bluffs in 2002 playing “Patty”. After a few years away from film she returned to the big screen in the 2005 film version of Bewitched, directed by Nora Ephron, as Maria Kelly.
In 2009, Chenoweth starred as a “suicidal prostitute” in the indie drama Into Temptation, written and directed by Patrick Coyle. The film was screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival and was later released on DVD. Chenoweth often appeared on A Prairie Home Companion. On August 27, 2008, Chenoweth released an internet video with Funny or Die called Intervention with Kristin Chenoweth. She posed for the cover and a photo spread in the March 2006 edition of FHM magazine. Chenoweth has a distinctive speaking voice, one she has compared to that of Betty Boop.
Among other early recordings, Chenoweth participated in a studio cast recording of The Most Happy Fella in 1992. Chenoweth performed songs from the album in concert for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook concert series. Ben Rimalower, in Playbill, praised the album as “a joyous affair”. In August 2010, during her nights off from Promises, Promises, Chenoweth recorded her fourth album, a country pop CD entitled Some Lessons Learned. Less than four months after her July 2012 injury on the set of The Good Wife, Chenoweth returned to the concert stage for a short series of dates in California, where she performed “a sagely programmed 90-minute set, which merged pop, Broadway, gospel and country with perky, unforced-feeling remarks. Chenoweth’s range, timbre and versatility are in peak form, with astonishing top notes, equalized registers and a delicious ability to variegate attack from number to number.
In 2014, Chenoweth signed with Concord Music Group in 2014 and released an album titled Coming Home. Chenoweth and the cast of the Broadway musical Wicked performed the song “One Short Day” in the 2003 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In the 2005 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Chenoweth performed the song “Oklahoma” while riding aboard the “Oklahoma Rising” float. In 2015, she co-hosted the Tony Awards. In 2009, Chenoweth wrote a memoir entitled A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages, describing her life and career, including her adoption, her turn in Wicked and her time in Hollywood.