“I’d love to direct one of the Olsen twins in the story of my life!” cracked the Tony- and Emmy-winning star at the Drama League tribute in her honor at the Pierre last night.
Chenoweth has so many sides to her talent she’d probably need the entire Osmond family.
The event was filled with short jokes, great clips, and lots of admiration for the woman who sings Broadway, gospel, country, and coloratura with equal chutzpah.
Among the highlights was a segment in which various Broadway males, claiming that Kristin has stolen all the good material for herself, seized back her songs.
Nick Jonas did a really sweet and swoon-worthy “A House Is Not a Home.”
Brent Barrett belted a strong, wailing “What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?”
And Cheyenne Jackson did his version of “Gorgeous,” which didn’t have much irony (he is gorgeous), but was hilarious nonetheless.
And out of nowhere came Elaine Paige, who admitted to the honoree, “I keep wanting to call you Kirsten.”
Oh, no! Her familiar word flubbing again?
Nope. Paige wound up getting the name right.
And then she launched into her version of “I’m Still Here” from Follies and, having dropped the screaming she did when the song crescendoed on Broadway, she really nailed it big time.
At the end of the evening, Kristin swept to the stage, truly touched, and admitted, “My favorite thing in the world is to be onstage. I’m in therapy about it.”
Hopefully they won’t work out a cure.