Kristin Chenoweth put her signature spin on a Johnny Mercer classic for her new album, “The Art of Elegance,” and The Huffington Post has an exclusive first listen.
Of her decision to record “Skylark,” the Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer-actress told HuffPost, “This has always been one of the most interesting melodies and beautiful lyrics. It doesn’t seem to be overdone.”
Due out Sept. 23, “The Art of Elegance” is Chenoweth’s fifth studio album. It features her take on a number of American Songbook classics, including “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart.” On Sept. 8, HuffPost Entertainment debuted Chenoweth’s version of Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile,” which is also featured on the album.
“The Art of Elegance” kicks off a busy fall for the 48-year-old star. On Nov. 2, she’ll open at New York’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in “My Love Letter To Broadway,” an all-new concert act. In December, she’ll star alongside Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”
Watch Chenoweth in the recording studio speaking about “The Art of Elegance” below.