The Broken Arrow-native and Oklahoma City University alumna splits time between music, stage, television and film, where she has received a Tony and an Emmy. Chenoweth has also released three albums: A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas (2008), Let Yourself Go (2005) and As I Am (2001).
Others in this year’s class are: Robert A. Hefner, III (Oklahoma City), Edward Keller (Tulsa), Judy Love (Oklahoma City), Michael C. Turpen (Oklahoma City) & Lew O. Ward, III (Enid).
The 2010 Ambassador of Goodwill is country music singer and guitarist Ty England. Previous ambassadors of goodwill include Toby Keith, Leona Mitchell, Reba McEntire and Chenoweth.
Chenoweth becomes the twenty-first musician to be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, joining Everett G. Fry (1938), Louise McMahon (1954), Roy Harris (1957), Madame Ramon Vinay (1964), Anita Bryant (1966), Mildred Andrews Boggess (1971), Merle Montgomery (1976), Roy Clark (1982), Roberta Knie (1982), Patti Page (1983), Vida Chenoweth (1985), Kay Starr (1988), Gene Autry (1991), Vince Gill (1997), Reba McEntire (1998), Jimmy Webb (1999), Leona Mitchell (2004), Woody Guthrie (2006), Toby Keith (2007) and Wayman Tisdale (2009).