Encore | Kristin Chenoweth

November 2017 View more

Happy place
Definitely in front of a live audience of any kind, singing a little bit of everything—country music, gospel music, musical theater and classics. Lately I’ve been more comfortable in my concert work as just myself, but I like to hide behind a good character, too.

The role of a lifetime
Cunégonde in [Voltaire’s] Candide was a bucket-list role for sure, and one that I’ll never forget for so many reasons. It’s technically challenging, but also very human and heartfelt and deep. Someday I’d like to do Mame or Hello, Dolly, or maybe something that’s even being written right now.

Favorite things offstage
7-11 Slurpees, bad reality TV, country music radio and shopping.

The Tony- and Emmy award-winning actress performs in aurora this month. November 4 at Paramount Theatre.
Tickets $75–$185 | paramountaurora.com