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Chenoweth cast in Christmas comedy

May 27, 2009

U.S. singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth has been hired to star in the holiday TV movie Twelve Men of Christmas, Lifetime said Wednesday.

Based on the popular novel Decent Exposure by Phillipa Ashley, the romantic comedy tells the story of a down-on-her-luck public relations executive who uses her media savvy to generate some sizzle in a small Montana town, the network said in a news release.

Kristin Chenoweth is a force of nature with a unique charm, wit and warmth that make her the perfect casting choice for ‘Twelve Men of Christmas,’ Tanya Lopez, senior vice president of original movies at Lifetime Networks, said in a statement announcing the casting.

Chenoweth’s TV credits include Pushing Daisies, The West Wing, Ugly Betty, the self-titled sit-com Kristin and the television films The Music Man and Annie.

On the big screen, she has had notable roles in Four Christmases, Deck the Halls, RV, Bewitched, Running with Scissors, The Pink Panther and Stranger Than Fiction. She originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Broadway’s Wicked and won a Tony Award for her work in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Source: upi