Kristin Chenoweth will perform a handful of California concerts next month, which will mark her return to performing after being injured on the set of “The Good Wife” this summer.
The first show will be held at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on November 5. The next will be held November 7 in Sacramento and the final performance will be in Fresno on November 9.
In July, Chenoweth was hit by a falling piece of lighting equipment. From the impact and the resulting fall, she received a 5-inch skull fracture, three cracked teeth, a broken nose, several cracked ribs and torn neck muscles. The 44-year-old actress and singer called the accident “a life-changing event,” and said it made her pause and reflect on her career.
“I went from 200 miles per hour to zero. I’ve had to reevaluate my life, to be honest,” Chenoweth told the Los Angeles Times. “For a while it was why me, why me, why me?”
The new shows will be 90-minute affairs, complete with two acts that will span musical genres.
“I have never been so nervous in my life,” Chenoweth also told the paper.
After the concerts, Chenoweth will co-host the American Country Awards along with Trace Adkins later in November. She says that after that, she has a few ideas she wants to try, including both theater and TV projects.
“I have ideas, and a couple of them some people think are pretty decent,” she said. “I just keep looking for ways to make myself a better artist.”
Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her role in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and she also won an Emmy Award for playing Olive Snook in the short-lived but critically acclaimed ABC show “Pushing Daisies.” Her most recent album is Some Lessons Learned, a country pop record.