Kristin Chenoweth honoured by Lea Michele
Kristin Chenoweth (Reuters)
Lea Michele honoured her Glee co-star Kristin Chenoweth as she was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame on Saturday, and credited the Broadway star for helping her heal following the death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith.
The Tony and Emmy Award winner became the 43rd artist to receive the honour at the fabled Los Angeles venue, taking the stage for the opening night concert of the 2014 summer season.
Veteran comedienne Carol Burnett inducted Chenoweth into the Hall of Fame, but it was the honouree's performance with Michele that proved to be the highlight of the evening.
Chenoweth brought Michele on stage to sing her 'For Good' duet from the hit musical Wicked, and the young actress had some special words of tribute, revealing Chenoweth was there for her after Monteith died from a drug overdose last July.
Michele told the crowd, "Last summer I got an email from Kristin saying music will heal everything. At the time, I really didn't get how that would be possible, but it really did."
In addition to Chenoweth, orchestral collective Pink Martini and female rockers the Go-Go's were also inducted to the Bowl's 15th Hall of Fame ceremony, with stars such as Kathy Griffin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dita Von Teese, Natasha Bedingfield and Barbara Eden among the stars in the audience to celebrate the event.