Kristin Chenoweth has a pretty full plate these days as she readies for the premiere of her new TV show GCB and her upcoming concert tour, but the Tony winner is still keeping future career goals in mind, and they include Nick Jonas!
Chenoweth recently took to her Twitter account to reveal the "roles I want to play before I die," and topping the list is the title character in Mame. Noting her desire to work with the current How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying star, Chenoweth said she would like to perform the role "with Nick Jonas as young Patrick." Featuring a score by Jerry Herman, Mame follows an orphaned boy named Patrick who is sent to live with his eccentric, fun-loving aunt, Mame, first played on Broadway by Angela Lansbury.
Jonas jumped right on board with Chenoweth’s casting idea and even tweeted back, “That would be amazing!” Chenoweth then decided she'd like to take the project to the big screen, responding to Jonas by saying “Or maybe we do the movie!"
Another character from a popular Herman show also made Chenoweth's list of dream roles. The actress said she would like to play “Dolly. In Hello, Dolly! In about ten years.” Carol Channing originally played the role of the famous matchmaker on Broadway, with Barbra Streisand taking on the role in the 1969 film version.
Mame first opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on May 24, 1966. The musical earned Tonys for Lansbury and co-star Bea Arthur, who played Mame's close pal Vera. Lucille Ball played the role in the 1974 film adaptation. Hello Dolly! opened on Broadway on January 16, 1964 at the St. James Theatre and earned 10 Tony Awards including Best Actress in a Musical for Carol Channing. Barbra Streisand later played the role in the 1969 movie version.
Here's hoping some producers take note of Chenoweth's casting ideas!