A Happy Place for Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth sits down with The Republican to talk showbiz and what it means to find her "happy place." Chenoweth will perform at Tanglewood on Saturday with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. She discussed her approach to singing, acting and how she chooses songs for her concerts. What's the difference between singing a song while performing a role and singing in a concert? When I am singing a song in concert, I can put more of an original thought behind it. If I'm in the actual show, it's completely characterized. I love doing both, but in concert it's a little more free. Likewise, when taking on a role, what's the difference between investing and preparing yourself for the theatrical lines as opposed to what you do for a song. Are they similar or different? To me, whether I'm in a scene or a song, it's all the same. The fact is, it's being true in the moment. I love to get songs and lyrics "in my mouth," as I say, so it's like second nature. I do a lot of just speaking the song, or singing a scene. It's all music. Read the full article.