July 24, 1968) is an Emmy Award-nominated American singer and Tony Award-winning musical theatre, film and television actress. Some of her best-known roles have included Glinda in Broadway's Wicked and Annabeth Schott in television's The West Wing. She is currently appearing in the role of Olive Snook on the ABC dramedy Pushing Daisies for which she received the Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She is also the face of Jude Frances jewelry.Chenoweth has a distinctive speaking voice. In FHM's March 2006 issue, she compared her voice to that of Betty Boop. Chenoweth is a soprano but is also able to belt.