Video Friday: Glitter and Be Gay

Why not celebrate this Friday with some classic Kristin Chenoweth?

From the Leonard Bernstein operetta Candide, this is the character Cunegonde’s coloratura aria (a role originated by Barbara Cook). During the 2004 concert performed with the New York Philharmonic, Kristin got to show off her comedy chops on top of her ridiculous range.

Here she is singing “Glitter and Be Gay.” The song starts at 1:00, but the intro, featuring none other than Patti LuPone as the Old Woman, is worth it.