Musical theatre is home to some of the most versatile singers on the planet due to the rigor of the performance schedule (8 shows in 6 days) and diversity of singing genres (musical theatre, legit/classical, rock, jazz, blues, gospel, etc). Though most of these singers are good, very few excel in as many areas as Kristin Chenoweth.

Throughout her career, Chenoweth has utilized her talent and transformed herself into one of the most ubiquitous performers of the last 20 years.

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Let’s begin with her most iconic role: Glinda the Good Witch in the smash hit Wicked:

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Originally published at on September 8, 2020.

This week’s SWACS will be a departure from pop singers into the world of musical theatre, starting with arguably the GOAT musical theatre actress, Audra McDonald. McDonald is the most decorated Broadway actress, winning a total of six Tony awards, and the first person to win Tony Awards in all four individual performer categories. Her talent is transcendent, and she continues to top herself. Let’s take a look at some of the things she does best:

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Originally published at on September 4, 2020.

This week’s Singer Who Actually Can Sing is a slam dunk to write about. Jennifer Hudson has without a doubt one of the greatest voices of all time. Yet, for some reason, she still seems to be underrated. It’s hard to point to a reason why she isn’t more popular…

Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor

Professional singer, actor, and teacher. Member of the Grammy®-award winning Houston Chamber Choir. Visit for lessons and more info.