For someone who is, as she recently pointed out, unemployed, Kristin Chenoweth is popping up in some pleasant places on TV. She won an Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy for her work on the now-canceled Pushing Daisies
, for which she seemed genuinely surprised in her acceptance speech. That's also when she made her plea to The Office
and Mad Men
and a couple of her other favorite shows, mentioning he current work status.
Tonight, Chenoweth, a veteran Broadway performer, appears on Glee
as Will's old friend and former classmate whom he brings in to help give his crew a bit more edge. Chenoweth had to cancel a conference call interview with the press last week for health reasons, but I got a hold of her by e-mail. How's your voice? I'd heard you weren't feeling well.
Thanks for asking! I've been trying my hardest to rest my voice... but it's tough! I'm taking a couple days off before my singing dates kick in to get it strong again, but overall, I'm feeling better!Didn't take long to find employment, how did you hook up with Glee?
I'd worked with Ryan Murphy before on Running with Scissors
and new he was a genius. So when he called and said he'd written a park for me in Glee
, I was ecstatic!What's your character, April Rhodes, like?
April Rhodes is a woman who was kind of "the deal" in glee club in high school. She is a little past her prime, but she still has a voice and Matthew Morrison's character gets her to come back and try to finish. She was unlike any other role I've played, so it was really fun for me!