A Love Letter to Kristin Chenoweth... from Broadway
My dearest Kristin,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your Love Letter, which I received last night in the company of a large portion of your most enthusiastic admirers. It took me over two hours to read it (including a brief intermission for me to catch my breath) and I was so moved by your words, I had to sit down this morning and put pen straight to paper and let you know the feeling is more than mutual. Here is my love letter to you.
We have been on quite the emotional journey together for almost twenty years now and although we cannot share every moment of every single day with each other, I thank you that, like a true companion, you keep coming back to me. Thank you for your passion that constantly re-kindles our relationship and for balancing the time you spend with me with the time you spend with your other artistic ventures so respectfully.
You have brought so many colourful characters to life on my stage over the years, I was so proud to finally let you shine as yourself last night. And still you portrayed all the emotional arcs that any three-dimensional character in a musical would go through on any given performance. You never fail to make me laugh - whether you're imitating presidential candidates who needs lessons in becoming "Popular" or cheekily debating your diva status with a dash of "Soapdish" - and laughter is key in any relationship. So too is wearing your heart on your sleeve and I thank you for sharing the more intimate parts of your life with me so publicly. Whether it's paying homage to "50 years" of marriage that your parents have been blessed with or sharing your faith, not only with me, but side by side with a choir of youngsters who are proud to live their lives true to themselves. I also believe that God made us to be wholly accepting of ourselves and stand unafraid "Upon This Rock."
Thank you that your love adds fuel to the ever-burning torch of some of the greatest songwriters and performers that have ever graced my stage, and that you place them as equals with such astounding company from the likes of Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.
Remember, my love, that "A House Is Not A Home," but you will always find yourself at home when you return to me. Happy is what happens when all your dreams come true... Let's keep realising those dreams.
Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway continues at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre until 13 November 2016.
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