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born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth (she added an "n" in her first name later because she thought that "Kristin" was a more
operatic name than "Kristi") in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and was adopted at birth. Chenoweth's ancestry includes
one-quarter Cherokee lineage. Chenoweth attended Oklahoma City University, where she was a member of Gamma
Phi Beta (Beta Omicron) Sorority. She earned a degree in musical theater and a master's degree in
opera. While at OCU, Chenoweth won the title of "Miss OCU" and went on
to win second runner-up in the Miss Oklahoma pageant in 1991. She also performed at Opryland
Chenoweth won a
"most talented up-and-coming singer" award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, which came with a
full scholarship to Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts. Two weeks before school started, she went to New York
City to help a friend move. While there, she auditioned for the Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the musical
Animal Crackers and got the role of Arabella Rittenhouse. She turned down the scholarship and moved to New York to
do the show and pursue a career in musical theater
1998-1999 season, she performed in the Broadway revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown as the title
character's little sister, Sally. The production won Chenoweth the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle
Awards as the season's Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
In October 2003, Chenoweth returned to Broadway in Wicked, the smash
hit musical about the early years of the witches of Oz. She was
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