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Kristin Chenoweth named a 2024 Matrix Award honoree

The awards body celebrates women in communications and arts.

Kristin Chenoweth (Credit: Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

New York Women in Communications (NYWICI), an organization of professional women in communications, has announced Kristin Chenoweth as one of its honorees for its annual Matrix Awards. The awards honor women in the arts and communications who challenge the status quo. A ceremony will be held on May 21 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan.

Chenoweth is a Tony Award winner for her turn as Sally Brown in the 1999 revival of “You’re  Good Man, Charlie Brown.” She received subsequent nominations for originating the role of Glinda in 2003’s “Wicked” and playing Lily Garland in the 2015 revival of “On the Twentieth Century.” Other Main stem appearances include 1997’s “Steel Pier,” 1999’s “Epic Proportions,” 2006’s “The Apple Tree” and 2010’s “Promises, Promises,” as well as headlining two concerts, 2016’s “My Love Letter to Broadway” and 2019’s “For the Girls.” For her work on the television series “Pushing Daisies,” Chenoweth was presented with a 2009 Emmy Award.

Other 2024 Matrix Awards honorees include Jill Cress, chief marketing and experience officer, H&R Block; Nina Garcia, editor-in-chief, ELLE, Hearst Magazines; Meredith Kopit Levien, president and chief executive officer, the New York Times Company; Jennifer Lowney, global head of communications, Citi; Nancy Reyes, CEO of the Americas, BBDO; and Rakia Reynolds, founder and executive officer, Skai Blue Media.

“As New York Women in Communications marks its 95th year, we are proud to spotlight these seven incredible leaders who are living examples of this year’s ‘Rule Breakers’ theme,” said Laura Brusca, president of NYWICI and chief communications officer, Forbes. “These women have never backed down from a challenge and have built their careers according to their own terms, without sacrificing their values and beliefs. Their accomplishments deserve to be celebrated and we are honored to be able to do so at the 2024 Matrix Awards.”

The May event will also honor NYWICI’s college scholarship recipients.

Chenoweth joins a slew of other Broadway performers honored with a Matrix Award. Past winners include Tony winners Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Lois Smith and V (formerly known as Eve Ensler), Tony nominees Nora Ephron, Edie Falco, S. Epatha Merkerson, Anna Deavere Smith and Meryl Streep, as well as dancer Judith Jamison and producer Jane Rosenthal.