Kristin Chenoweth makes a surprise visit to her hometown

Kristin Chenoweth is Broken Arrow’s hometown hero. Chenoweth visited the high school on October 31 to film segments for a new show she is working on. She graduated from Broken Arrow in 1968 and has been making a name for herself ever since. She has become famous through her Broadway plays, tv shows, and her singing roles. Many students and faculty got the chance to talk to her and maybe even be showcased in her television premiere, which is coming soon.

Students from Tigettes, show choir, and drama got the chance to hear from Kristin and ask her questions about her life and accomplishments.

“It was a blessing to meet Kristin Chenoweth, and it felt really awesome to actually see her and get to talk about my hobbies and future plans,” senior show choir member Gabriel Jones said.

Chenoweth played a huge role in the Tigettes when she was in high school. Now she is a mentor for younger students that participate in the dance team, just like she did all those years ago.

“Kristin Chenoweth inspires me with her positive attitude and how she has done so much with her life,” senior Tigette Bailey Summers said. “It proves that I can do it too because she started from the same place I did.”

With Chenoweth’s talents come awards and recognition. She has made a name for not only herself but for Broken Arrow as well.

“She impresses me a lot because she is always encouraging to me and many others with their dreams and passions,” drama junior Alexis Johnson said. “She has performed in many entertainment mediums, and she has won Tony’s, an Emmy and a Vanguard award.”

Kristin Chenoweth has made a huge impact on Broken Arrow and has inspired many young students who want to accomplish what she has. Her visit to the high school brought joy to many students and faculty. Her show, “I’m Coming Home” will showcase how Broken Arrow’s environment and people shaped her into who she is today. It will premiere on Thanksgiving Day on the ABC network.