Something Wicked this way comes. At last night’s Hollywood Bowl opening night, Kristin Chenoweth (who is also an Emmy and Tony award winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee) enjoyed her induction into the Bowl’s Hall Of Fame, following her impressive musical career that spans Broadway, film and television. Iconic actress Carol Burnett had the honor of inducting Chenoweth into the prestigious institution.
But that wasn’t the only highlight of the evening: she also took the stage with Glee star Lea Michele for a wonderful duet of “For Good.” “I can’t believe your here,” Chenoweth told Michele once she made her way to the stage.
“It’s really such an honor to be here,” she replied, launching into an adorable, heartfelt speech. “I have loved Kristin for so many years. I watched her Tony performed from ‘Good Man, Charlie Brown’ over and over again in my living room. I sang the whole song last night. I still remember it.”
She added, “Then we had the pleasure of working on ‘Glee’ together. She’s my friend, too, which is the biggest pleasure of all.”
Michele then shared a touching story from last summer, after the passing of the late Cory Monteith. “Last summer, I got an email from Kristin, and she said ‘music will heal everything.’ At the time, I didn’t really get how that could be possible, but it really did.”
Chenoweth made her first appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in 2001 for the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. Later, in 2007, she returned to perform with Hall of Fame inductee Placido Domingo, and last year, she performed a full solo concert as part of the Weekend Spectaculars series.
All-girl group The Go-Go‘s were also inducted last night.
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) June 22, 2014
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