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NEW YORK (AP) - Broadway? Check. TV? Check. Films? Check. Music? Books? Check those, too.
Professionally speaking, Kristin Chenoweth is at the top of her game. This year alone, in one week, she sang for President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and Oprah Winfrey, she said in an interview last week with The Associated Press.
Recently added to that list was a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, which Chenoweth said tickled her Southern relatives.
“If I leave my mark on this world, hopefully people will say, `Wow, she did a lot of different things,’” Chenoweth said.
But the one thing the 43-year-old Chenoweth says is missing from her list of accomplishments is finding Mr. Right and settling down.
“I want to be married. I feel finally ready for that,” she said. “Possibly (becoming) a mom someday, even if it’s to animals. My goals might be different than doing all these amazing career things. I think the next chapter will be focusing more on my personal life.”
On that note, Chenoweth said she can relate to a song by Dolly Parton called “Sacrifice.”
“She talks about how much she’s given up. She’s given up relationships, being home with her family, missing out with her husband, not having a child, all of that I can relate to,” Chenoweth said. “So, maybe this second chapter in my life will be different in that way. But, I’ll always sing. Whoever that man is, He’s got to accept that music is like my arms. I can’t live without (them).”
Chenoweth’s latest music endeavor is a country music album called “Some Lessons Learned,” released last week.
She moved to Nashville for a couple of months to record the album. Chenoweth, who won a Tony in 1999 for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” said there are similarities between country music and theater.
“They’re both story and character driven,” she said. “So of course I like both.”
Up next for Chenoweth is the TV show “Good Christian Belles.” Think: “Desperate Housewives” but in the Bible Belt.
The ABC show, which doesn’t yet have a premiere date, is about five Christian women living in Texas.
Chenoweth, a Christian, said there’s a misconception about Christianity: “that we don’t have any problems, we really judge people harshly.” But she said her character is actually the villain on the show.
“She’s a very judgmental woman. She stirs it up and then prays for everybody,” Chenoweth said. “So these are the characters I grew up with.”
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