Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth just might be my all-time favorite national anthem singer.
The Tony- and Emmy-winning singer/actress belted “The Star-Spangled Banner” Tuesday before the baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays in Philadelphia. She even got to wear a custom Phillies jersey.
May has already been a pretty red-letter month for Chenoweth, who as previously reported, has been cast as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in Disney’s upcoming original movie “Descendants,” set to premiere in 2015.
On Saturday, the Oklahoma native returned to Carnegie Hall for the first time in 10 years to belt a new show “The Evolution Of A Soprano,” which was – according to her – about her own personal evolution as a person, according to The Daily Mail. She donned a pair of elegant gowns to perform her first Carnegie Hall show since her 2004 debut before a sold-out audience.
Also as previously reported, the Oklahoma City-based National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announced this week that Pat Summitt has been named the Lifetime Achievement Award honoree andChenoweth as The Annie Oakley Society Award honoree at the fourth annual luncheon and fundraiser on June 12 in the Sam Noble Special Events Center.
Check out Chenoweth’s national anthem performance and just try not to let your jaw drop: