HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth received the 2,555th
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a career that has brought
her both a Tony and an Emmy.
Television legend Carol Burnett and Kenny Ortega, the director of the
“High School Musical” trilogy, were among those joining Chenoweth at the
ceremony next to the Pantages Theatre.
“(I) never thought that I would get to come to Hollywood, let alone be
where people can walk all over me,” Chenoweth joked. “I’ll take it.”
The ceremony came one week before the premiere of the Disney Channel
made-for-television musical “Descendants,” in which Chenoweth portrays
“Sleeping Beauty” villain Maleficent. “Descendants” was directed by Ortega.
Chenoweth received the star in the live theatre/performance category.
She won the 1999 Tony for best featured actress in a musical for her portrayal
of Sally in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
Chenoweth also received Tony nominations in 2004 for best actress in a
musical for her role as Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” and this year for
best performance by an actress in a leading role for a musical for her
portrayal of glamorous film star Lily Garland in “On the Twentieth Century.”
Chenoweth won the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series Emmy
for her role as waitress Olive Snook on “Pushing Daisies” in 2009, which
had also brought her a nomination in 2008.
Chenoweth also received outstanding guest actress in a comedy Emmy
nominations in 2010 and 2011 for her recurring role as quirky ex-glee club
member April Rhodes on “Glee.”