Elphaba, why couldn’t youHave stayed calm for once? Instead of flying off the handle! I hope you’re happy
I hope you’re happy nowI hope you’re happy how you’ve Hurt your cause forever I hope you think you’re clever
I hope you’re happy
I hope you’re happy, tooI hope you’re proud how you Would grovel in submission To feed your own ambition
So though I can’t imagine howI hope you’re happy right now
Elphie, listen to me, just say you’re sorry!
You can still be with the wizardWhat you’ve worked and waited for You can have all you ever wanted
But I don’t want itNo, I can’t want it anymore Something has changed within me Something is not the same I’m through with playing by the rules Of someone else’s game Too late for second-guessing Too late to go back to sleep It’s time to trust my instincts Close my eyes and leap!
It’s time to try defying gravityI think I’ll try defying gravity And you can’t pull me down
Can’t I make you understandYou’re having delusions of grandeur?
I’m through accepting limits‘Cause someone says they’re so Some things I cannot change But ’til I try, I’ll never know! Too long I’ve been afraid of Losing love I guess I’ve lost Well, if that’s love It comes at much too high a cost!
I’d sooner buy defying gravityKiss me goodbye, I’m defying gravity And you can’t pull me down
Glinda, come with meThink of what we could do, together!
UnlimitedTogether, we’re unlimited Together we’ll be the greatest Team there’s ever been Glinda, dreams the way we planned ’em If we work in tandem
There’s no fight we cannot winJust you and I, defying gravity With you and I defying gravity
They’ll never bring us down!
Well, are you coming?
I hope you’re happyNow that you’re choosing this
I hope it brings you blissI really hope you get it And you don’t live to regret it I hope you’re happy in the end I hope you’re happy my friend
So if you care to find meLook to the western sky! As someone told me lately “Everyone deserves the chance to fly!” And if I’m flying solo At least I’m flying free To those who ground me Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am defying gravity!I’m flying high, defying gravity! And soon, I’ll match them in renown And nobody in all of Oz No wizard that there is or was Is ever gonna bring me down!
I hope you’re happy
Look at her! She’s wicked!Get her!
Bring me down!
No one mourns the wicked!So we’ve got to bring her
Kristin Chenoweth is an American actress and singer. She began her career performing in musical theater and won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Wicked. Her film work includes roles in The Producers, Hairspray, How Do You Know?, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, August Rush, and Sleepless Night.
She voiced Dorothy Gale in the animated film Ozma of Oz, and she sang “Wicked Game”, the theme song to the TV show Glee. In 2018, she starred in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises.
In 2017, she received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role in The Good Fight, and Best Original Song for “I See Fire”.
Chenoweth was born on July 18, 1973, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to parents Jerry Morris Chenoweth and Junie Smith Chenowth. She was named after her adoptive mother’s sister, who died in childbirth. Her father was a professor of chemistry at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, while her mother worked as a freelance journalist. Chenoweth had one older brother, whom she did not meet until he was ten years old.
She grew up in the suburbs outside of Boston, where she attended Westford Academy High School. At age 12, she began taking piano lessons, and later learned how to play guitar, drums, bass, harmonica, and saxophone. In 1987, she played the role of Dorothy Gale in a school production of The Wizard of Oz. After graduating high school, she moved to Norman, Oklahoma, to attend Oklahoma Christian College. There, she majored in music and theater arts.
In 1990, Chenoweth enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she studied musical theatre under Dr. Mark Lamos, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1993. During her studies there, she sang in several musical productions, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, and Guys and Dolls. She graduated magna cum laude and received the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000.
After graduation, Chenoweth moved to New York City to pursue further education at Juilliard School. While attending the school, she continued performing in small parts, such as in the Broadway revival of Cabaret. She earned a Master of Music degree in Musical Theater Performance in 1996.
While studying at Juilliard, Chenoweth met her future husband, actor Chris O’Donnell, who encouraged her to audition for his film A Time to Kill. She landed the part of Mary Jo Kopechne, a character based on real-life events involving John F. Kennedy Jr., and became known for her performance in the movie.
Chenoweth began performing in local musical theater productions in high school, including playing Sally Bowles in, and later played the role of Mary Magdalene in. She attended college at Texas Christian University, where she studied voice and drama. While there, she performed in several plays, including the off-Broadway production of, which won her a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She graduated magna cum laude in 1997.
After graduating from TCU, Chenoweth moved to New York City and auditioned for a number of Off-Off-Broadway productions. Her first major break came when she landed a starring role in the 1998 Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, opposite Bernadette Peters. She received positive reviews for her performance, and earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.
In 2000, Chenoweth starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom, about a young woman who moves into an apartment building with three men. During the show’s run, she recorded the single “I’m Not Over Yet”, which reached #6 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart. The same year, she portrayed the title character’s younger sister, Lucy, in the 2001 Broadway revival of, earning another Tony nod.