Kristin Chenoweth replaces Katharine McPhee as Gala2012 artist

Gala2012 performer KATHARINE MCPHEE withdraws from engagement
Zoellner Arts Center engages KRISTIN CHENOWETH for Annual Fundraising Event

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University presents “An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth,” for its premier fundraiser Gala2012 on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  Tony and Emmy Award winner Chenoweth will replace Katharine McPhee who had to withdraw from the evening’s performance for immediate medical reasons.

Broadway, television and film star, Chenoweth is remembered for her show-stealing performance in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. Chenoweth was most recently seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of Promises, Promises starring alongside Sean Hayes.

Kristin appears in CBS’s The Good Wife and is currently featured in the film “Hit and Run,” written by Dax Shepard and co-starring Kristen Bell. In Spring 2013, she will be seen in the film “Family Weekend,” which centers on a disgruntled teenager’s attempts to get attention from her dysfunctional family.

On TV she starred in Pushing DaisiesThe West WingGCB and has appeared on GleeFrasier and Ugly Betty. On screen, Chenoweth has appeared in “Deck the Halls” with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, “Bewitched” with Nicole Kidman and “The Pink Panther” with Steve Martin.

A veteran of the concert scene, Chenoweth had sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House. Her numerous collaborations include The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo, among others.

Here’s one example of her magical voice:

Gala2012 ticketholders are advised to contact Zoellner Arts Center Ticket Services at 610-758-2787, ext. 0 or with any questions.

For new ticket purchases to “An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth,” contact Zoellner Ticket Services at 610-758-2787, ext. 0 or visit

Funds raised at Gala2012 support the arts at Lehigh and Zoellner Arts Center by bridging the gap between ticket revenues and the costs of presenting outstanding artists, community outreach and educational programs.

This performance is a fundraising event for Zoellner Arts Center. $375 of the Gala Evening ticket is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The price of the $150 concert-only ticket has a charitable tax-deductible portion of $75 up to the full extent of the law.