Gala 2014

STARTS 5/17/2014

  Kristin Chenoweth
   Kristin Chenoweth

Goodman Theatre Gala

Starring Kristin Chenoweth
Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 6:30pm
The Hilton Chicago

The Goodman Theatre Gala on May 17 was a great success, raising $1 million for Goodman Theatre’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. Guests attending the fabulous event were treated to a performance by Emmy and Tony-award winner Kristin Chenoweth followed by dinner and dancing to the Gentlemen of Leisure at the Hilton Chicago. Congratulations to Gala Co-Chairs Joan Clifford, Andra Press and Lorrayne Weiss. Thanks to Matching Grant Partners Jacky and Michael Ferro, The Sun-Times Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust, Media Sponsor Splash, as well as American Airlines, Exclusive Airline of Goodman Theatre. Special thanks to Gala Sponsor Partners Sharon and Charles Angell, Ellen and Paul Gignilliat,Ruth Ann M. Gillis and Michael J. McGuinnis, Adnaan Hamid and Elissa Efroymson, Sherry and Peter John, Carol Prins and John Hart, Alice and John J. Sabl and Lorrayne and Steve Weiss.


Kristin Chenoweth is an accomplished singer and an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress for stage, television and film. She received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, and has also appeared in Fox’s comedy Glee (Emmy and People’s Choice Award nominee). She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked on Broadway and subsequently appeared on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of Promises, Promises starring alongside Sean Hayes. During the 1998/1999 season, she created the role of Sally in the first Broadway production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, for which she won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Film and television credits include RV, Four Christmases, You Again, Deck the Halls, Bewitched, Running with Scissors, The Pink Panther and NBC’s The West Wing. In 2009, Chenoweth authored A Little Bit Wicked, which was featured on The New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List. Chenoweth can currently be seen in the animated film Rio 2. Earlier this year, she wrapped production on the Universal film The Boy Next Door alongside Jennifer Lopez and is set to star in the Disney Channel’s live-action original movie The Descendents, in which she will play the classic Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent. She appeared in the 100th episode of Glee in March and returned to the famed Carnegie Hall for the first time since her sold-out solo debut in 2004 earlier this month.


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