It’s safe to say that Kristin Chenoweth, best known for her roles in Wicked and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, captured the hearts of many Latter-day Saints long before she joined The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square for its Christmas concert in 2018. But the Broadway star officially cemented her place in our hearts during her performance with the Choir as she belted Angels Among Us and somehow made the 21,000-seat auditorium feel like an intimate concert hall.
This Friday, August 5, at 6:00 p.m., Chenoweth returns to Salt Lake City once again. But she won’t be be performing on Temple Square—instead, she’ll be signing copies of her new children’s book, What Will I Do With My Love Today?, at Deseret Book’s flagship store at City Creek.
Chenoweth’s book tells the story of a little girl named Kristi Dawn who “joyfully walks around New York City, sharing her love through acts of generosity," the book's description explains. Chenoweth hopes to teach children that “the more love you give, the more love you get back.”
When she was interviewed on the All In podcast in 2019, Chenoweth’s answer to the final question, “What does it mean to you to be all in the gospel of Jesus Christ?” revolved around a similar theme.
“It means you’re being all in love,” Chenoweth told host Morgan Jones Pearson. “And as I’ve gone on in this journey, girl, I don’t know why forgiveness can be so hard—especially with ones we know and love the most—but you know what He taught the most? What did He teach us the most? … ‘And the greatest of these is love.’ So I’m all in with love, baby.”