Boston Children’s Theatre to Honor Kristin Chenoweth

The Tony and Emmy winner will receive the Giving Voice Award.

Kristin Chenoweth Photo by Matt Doyle

Kristin Chenoweth Photo by Matt Doyle

Boston Children’s Theatre announced on Tuesday that Kristin Chenoweth will be honored at the 2016 Giving Voice Gala.

The Tony and Emmy winning actress will receive the Giving Voice Award in Boston on Thursday, April 28 at the WGBH Studios in Brighton.

The annual award is given out to individuals who are able to inspire young artists through their achievements on and off the stage.

“Words cannot even begin to describe the tremendous impact and influence Ms. Chenoweth has had on the arts, and more specifically on our students at Boston Children’s Theatre,” BCT Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark said in a statement. “Beloved by so many for her astounding talents and contributions to the world of theater, television and film, Ms. Chenoweth has also devoted herself to enriching the lives of young performers worldwide. Our BCT family is honored to recognize Ms. Chenoweth.”

Chenoweth has made her mark in all corners of the entertainment world.

Her breakout Broadway performance as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown earned her a Tony in 1999. She received another nomination in 2003 for her role as Glinda in the musical Wicked.

In 2009, she earned an Emmy for supporting actress in a comedy series as Olive Snook on the short-lived ABC sitcom Pushing Daisies.

Chenoweth was previously in Massachusetts for a performance with the Boston Pops at Tanglewood in September.

Tickets to the Boston Children’s Theatre’s Giving Voice Gala start at $150. The event will take place on Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m., at the WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street, Brighton. For more information, check out