Actress Kristin Chenoweth was honoured at the 2014 National Corporate Theatre Fund Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday (31Mar14) with the Theatre Artist Award of the year. The Wicked actress was lauded for significant contributions to the national theatre community at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, and was joined by her boyfriend, Captain Phillips producer Dana Brunetti. Chenoweth shared her gratitude in a statement which reads: "It is an honour to be recognised as NCTF's Theatre Artist Award this year. It is through partnerships like those facilitated by NCTF, and the great theatres they support, that our visions as artists can be explored and developed for the public. This is truly inspiring." Also attending the gala was actress Kathy Najimy and her singer daughter Samia Najimy Finnerty, who offered a special tribute to Chenoweth.