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Kristin Chenoweth is the RootsTech 2024 keynote speaker—how to get tickets

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Kristin Chenoweth sings with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square during the opening Christmas concert in Salt Lake City on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Kristin Chenoweth, an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer known for her work in musical theater, television and film, is coming to RootsTech 2024.

Chenoweth will share her family story and showcase her famous soprano voice with a few musical performances as a keynote speaker on Saturday, March 2, FamilySearch announced on

RootsTech, a three-day global family history conference, is scheduled for February 29 through March 2 in Salt Lake City and virtually at Registration for RootsTech is available at

Meet Kristin Chenoweth

Born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, young Kristin was adopted by her parents Junie and Jerry Chenoweth, both chemical engineers, shortly after birth. Kristen’s adoption story has fueled her passion for supporting various charities that aid children needing loving, adoptive families.

She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a degree in musical theater and earned a master’s degree in opera performance.

While visiting a friend in New York City in 1993, Chenoweth auditioned for the musical, “Animal Crackers,” and was cast as the lead role, launching her career.

Since then she has performed for audiences worldwide and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Chenoweth is well known for her performances on Broadway, notably her role as Sally Brown in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which earned her a Tony Award in 1999, and her original role as Glinda in “Wicked,” for which she received a Tony nomination in 2004.

Read more at Church News.

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