Actress Kristin Chenoweth smiling softly at the camera with her left palm at her cheek. She is against a dark gray backdrop.


April 22, 2022
Press release #1832

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Elizabeth Deacon



Proceeds will allow the Guthrie to expand access to its transformative theater experiences

(Minneapolis/St. Paul) — The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) today announced it will host A Musical Evening With Kristin Chenoweth, on Monday, August 1, 2022, for its annual fundraising benefit. Hosted at the Guthrie’s iconic riverfront home, the spectacular event will feature a special concert by Chenoweth, an award-winning star of the stage and screen, as well as an elevated cocktail reception with abundant hors d’oeuvres and sweets, a live auction and a special giving opportunity. Proceeds from the evening, which is the Guthrie’s largest fundraiser of the year, will allow the organization to expand access to its transformative theater experiences. Tickets go on sale May 20, 2022. For more information, visit

Kristin Chenoweth is an Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer whose career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and she was nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s On the Twentieth Century. She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award. For more information about Chenoweth, visit

The Guthrie Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization and gratefully acknowledges the support of Silver Sponsors Dorsey & Whitney LLP, McKinsey & Company, Stinson LLP, Taft Law and Travelers and Bronze Sponsors Cargill, Jones Day and Old National Bank.

Land Acknowledgment
The Guthrie Theater acknowledges that it resides on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honors with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, including the Ojibwe and other Indigenous nations.

The GUTHRIE THEATER (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) is an American center for theater performance in Minneapolis, Minnesota, dedicated to producing a mix of classic and contemporary plays and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. Under Haj’s leadership, the Guthrie is guided by four core values: Artistic Excellence; Community; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and Fiscal Responsibility. Since its founding in 1963, the theater has continued to set a national standard for excellence in the field and serve the people of Minnesota as a vital cultural resource. The Guthrie houses three state-of-the-art stages, production facilities, classrooms, restaurants and dramatic public spaces.