Kristin Chenoweth gets recurring role on 'The Good Wife' on CBS
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Thursday, June 28, 2012
6/28/12 at 5:40 AM
Kristin Chenoweth will be tackling big news this season on "The Good Wife."
The Broadway and Emmy-winning actress is joining the CBS series as a top political reporter asking pointed questions about the Florrick campaign and the marriage between recently separated Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Peter (Chris Noth).
Chenoweth will make her debut during the show's fourth season premiere in September, and the role will be recurring, according to CBS.
The Broken Arrow native starred in the recently canceled ABC series "GCB," won an Emmy for her role in the quirky comedy "Pushing Daisies," played a recurring character in "The West Wing" and was Emmy-nominated twice for her role as April Rhodes in "Glee."
The singer-songwriter was in Oklahoma last weekend performing in a sold-out concert at the newly named Kristin Chenoweth Theater at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. She is wrapping up her North American Tour on June 29 in Chicago.
A 1986 graduate of Broken Arrow High school, Chenoweth received her bachelor of arts in musical theater and her master's in opera performance from Oklahoma City University.
Professionally, she has also charmed audiences with her performances on Broadway as Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked" and earned a Tony Award for her role as Sally Brown in "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." Her most recent Broadway appearance was in the 2010 revival of the musical comedy "Promises, Promises."
Her new film "Hit & Run" will be released later this year.
Chenoweth is the latest new addition to "The Good Wife" guest-star roster. The network also announced the addition of Maura Tierney, who starred with Margulies on "ER," and Marc Warren to the show.
"The Good Wife" will air Sundays at 8 p.m. on channel 6 in the fall.
Original Print Headline: 'The Good Wife' gives Chenoweth a TV role
Kristin Chenoweth, seen here performing last Sunday at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, has been cast in a recurring role in CBS' "The Good Wife." MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World