During the country singer’s tour stop in Nashville over the weekend, Maren Morris and Kristin Chenoweth performed a rendition of “For Good” from Wicked.
Maren Morris is channelling Elphaba!
During a Friday tour stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the country music star, 32, was joined by Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth for a duet of Wicked’s “For Good.”
Morris captioned an Instagram video of their passionate set, “Never getting over this.” Morris sings Elphaba in the clip they shared to their respective Instagram pages after the show, while Chenoweth, 54, sings Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, a role she originated when Wicked first premiered on Broadway.
Chenoweth is dressed in white onstage, while Morris is dressed in a sparkly black gown during their duet. To thunderous applause at the end of the video, the two shared a warm hug.
In her caption, Chenoweth wrote, “There are some moments you’ll never forget.” “One of them is this. Gulp. @marenmorris, I adore you.” Morris’ duet with Chenoweth was recorded months after the country singer expressed her desire to play Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked.
Morris announced on Twitter that she would send in an audition tape for the musical in May. Morris replied that she would audition for Glinda or Elphaba, “I identify strongly as Elphaba, but her songs are high.”
Morris revealed in August that she had received a callback for the hit musical. “I was called back for Wicked. I’m sobbing. What the f*ck, “The Grammy nominee tweeted with a crying face emoji and a green heart.
Morris also shared her reaction to receiving the callback on Instagram.
“Y’all, I literally don’t care yes, I do! if I go beyond this callback because this is 14-year-old Maren achieving something she never thought was possible,” she said.
“It just never felt like it could happen,” Morris added. “So, thank you for accompany me on this journey. We’ll see what happens. I’m just overjoyed. Wicked is my favourite show! Elphaba is fantastic! I adore Kristin Chenoweth thank you, Kristin, for inspiring me to get over myself and send in a self-tape. I’m at a loss for words.”