Kristin Chenoweth (Associated Press photo)
Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth will be the latest celebrity to temporarily fill Paula Abdul’s former seat on the “American Idol” judging panel, People.com is reporting.
The singer/actress will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the Orlando auditions later this week, according to People.
A Tony winner for the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and nominee for “Wicked,” Chenoweth is a Broadway star who brings considerable vocal prowess to the reality TV show’s judges’ table. (She also is an Emmy nominee for ABC’s late great show “Pushing Daisies.”)
Other celebs who have recently filled in for Abdul include Neil Patrick Harris, Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain and Joe Jonas.