CURRENT GIG The revival of "Promises, Promises," going all 1960s on us, playing a vulnerable sexual victim. It's a musical.
BORN AND RAISED Broken Arrow, Okla.
ALMA MATER Oklahoma State University.
TRADEMARKS Short (4-foot-11), high-pitched, with a talent for singing "from her hoo-hah," as she described it to Ellen DeGeneres.
BEST KNOWN FOR Being sassy but dark as little-sister Sally in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (her 1999 Tony) and being sassy but self-righteous as Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked" (2004).
UNLESS YOU WATCH TV In which case she's probably best known for her role as a pie waitress on "Pushing Daisies" (her 2009 Emmy) and her two seasons playing a media consultant on "The West Wing" (2004-06). She also had a short-lived sitcom of her own, "Kristin" (2001).
HOW IT ALL STARTED, PART 2 On her way to opera school in Philadelphia, she went to an audition at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. "Animal Crackers" there led to "Scapin" in New York and her Broadway debut in "Steel Pier" (1997).
HOW IT ALL STARTED, PART 1 As a little girl, she told The Palm Beach Post, "I would turn on my record player and I would sing myself to sleep to 'The Sound of Music.' "
"Promises, Promises," by Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David; direced by Rob Ashford; Broadway Theater, 1681 Broadway, (212) 239-6200. Opening night: April 25, 2010.