with the Naples Philharmonic
Mary-Mitchell Campbell, conductor
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s spectacular career effortlessly spans film, TV, voiceover and stage. In her live show, the acclaimed star brings iconic songs from her best-known shows like Wicked, Glee and On the Twentieth Century as well as popular standards and classics from Broadway, Hollywood and beyond!
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s 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 also 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. In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.
In 2015, Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com 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. Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home. Notable television roles include appearances in The West Wing, Disney’s Descendants and The Muppets. In film, Chenoweth voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film Rio 2 and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle in The Peanuts Movie. She starred in the indie teen drama entitled Hard Sell and additional film credits have included The Boy Next Door, Deck the Halls, Twelve Men of Christmas, Four Christmases, RV, Bewitched, The Pink Panther, Hit & Run and Family Weekend. She also starred in NBC’s Hairspray Live! as Velma Von Tussle in December 2016. She was recently seen in the Starz original series American Gods, where she has reunited with executive producer Bryan Fuller in the role of Easter. Chenoweth also recently voiced the role of Princess Skystar in Lionsgate/Hasbro’s My Little Pony: The Movie, and can be heard most recently in the animated film The Star.
Last year, Chenoweth released The Art of Elegance, her first album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, receiving rave reviews.
Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth's accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in 2012. Partnering with the BAPAC in a labor of love, Kristin launched an annual Broadway Bootcamp in 2015, providing young Broadway hopefuls with the opportunity to take classes, hold performances and learn from top mentors in the entertainment industry including Kristin herself. Kristin is also a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
Mary Mitchell Campbell
Mary Mitchell Campbell
Accomplished musical conductor, orchestrator and philanthropist Mary-Mitchell Campbell has led a life dedicated to her combined passion for music and for helping those in need. Campbell has been intertwined with the world of music for as long as she can remember. At age three she asked for a piano for Christmas and by age 10 she was performing in restaurants. Only a few years later though, her family’s house burned down in a fire and they found themselves homeless — a plight that left her with a lasting desire to provide assistance for people who have nowhere to turn.
Over the years, Campbell has participated in a multitude of philanthropic efforts, including multiple nonprofit endeavors during her college years, involvement with the fundraising organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the founding of the nonprofit Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP).
Her work on Broadway productions include Big Fish, The Addams Family, and Company — a work which garnered her the Drama Desk for Outstanding Orchestrations — and she also worked on productions of Beauty and the Beast, The Prince and the Pauper, Sweeney Todd and more. She has worked with a variety of high profile performers including Kristin Chenoweth, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Rob Williams, among others.