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I found a picture of our headliners together taken when Rose Bryne and Bobby Cannavale, who have been dating for several years, visited Kristin Chenoweth backstage when she was performing in a revival of On the Twentieth Century.
So, today is Kristin Chenoweth’s birthday. The tiny soprano with the really big voice is turning 49. She earned degrees in musical theater and opera performance at Oklahoma City University, and at one point was going to pursue an opera career, but she chose to go into musical theater instead. She made her Broadway debut in the Kander & Ebb musical Steel Pier, and then won a Tony as Sally Brown in a 1999 revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
In 2003 Chenoweth was cast in what is probably her signature role, as Galinda/Glinda in Wicked. She was nominated for the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical, losing to costar Idina Menzel. She has subsequently starred in Broadway revivals of The Apple Tree, Promises, Promises, and as mentioned above, On the Twentieth Century (for which she received her third Tony nomination). She has been in several City Center Encores! productions, and has made a number of concert tours.
Former beauty pageant contestant turned TV superhero, Lynda Carter, celebrates her 65th birthday today. Carter is best-known for having portrayed Wonder Woman on the seventies TV series. Currently, the iconic actress is filming a recurring roles as the president of the United States on the second season of Supergirl.