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Kristin Chenoweth tour hits Baltimore this week

Kristin Chenoweth tour hits Baltimore this week

She isn't quite 5 feet tall, but Kristin Chenoweth has achieved uncommon stature in show business, thanks to consistently sizzling performances on Broadway, including an indelible portrayal of Glinda in "Wicked"that earned her a Tony nomination, and several television shows.

With just the slightest touch of hyperbole, "Glee"actor Chris Colfer neatly expressed Chenoweth's appeal after her guest appearance on that series, telling the Los Angeles Times that "working with Kristin is what I can imagine what a priest would go through if he worked with Jesus."

The Chenoweth aura is fueling her first national concert tour, which brings the Oklahoma-born...