MEGAN HILTY: BROADWAY @ THE PAC CONCERT SERIES
Mark Cortale proudly presents MEGAN HILTY with Sirius XM Radio Star SETH RUDETSKY as pianist and host launch the inaugural BROADWAY @ THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER concert series for one show only on Saturday, July 16th at 8:00PM. Hilty will join Rudetsky for an evening of incredible songs and for a revealing and hilarious conversation. Megan Hilty is most recognizable for her portrayal of seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBCs musical drama Smash. She followed up the series with a starring role on the comedy Sean Saves the World. In March 2013, Hilty released her debut solo album, It Happens All The Time, which included fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers. This spring, Hilty received critical acclaim for her role of Brooke Ashton in the Roundabout Theater Companys revival of Noises Off. She also recurred on Bravos dramedy Girlfriends Guide to Divorce. In May, she will release a new live album comprising of songs from her recent tour. She will also take up residency at New Yorks Café Carlyle, where she previously performed last spring. The Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center concert series will help raise funds for The Tyler Clementi Foundation.
Hilty starred as Lorelei Lee, the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing, in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, to which she earned rave reviews. Additionally, her voice was featured as Rosetta in Disneys Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings. She has also recorded vocals in Disneys The Secret Life of Magic Gourd, Phineas & Ferb, Glenn Martin DDS, American Dad, Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games, Robot & Monster as well as singing as Snow White in the film Shrek the Third. Hilty can be heard in the animated film Dorothy of Oz with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele. She can also be heard alongside Placido Domingo on the opera stars duet album.
A native of Seattle, Hilty moved to New York City after graduating from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, and quickly made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked. She went on to perform the role in both the national tour and in Los Angeles.
After receiving high praise for her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in Broadways 9 to 5: The Musical, Hilty was honored with nominations for Lead Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Awards and L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. Hilty has previously performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Houston Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony among many others. She was also featured on TNTs 2012 Christmas in Washington special and continues to perform at prestigious venues nationwide. Megan is a frequent guest on PBS televised Live from Capital Hill concerts. Her solo concert concerts continue to sell out and receive critical acclaim across the country.
Her television credits include guest-starring roles in Melissa & Joey, Bones, The Closer, Desperate Housewives, CSI, Shark, Ugly Betty, Eli Stone and The Suite Life of Zach & Cody. Among Hiltys film credits are The Bitter Feast the short film The Happiest Man Alive, opposite Justin Chambers and the upcoming Untitled Warren Beatty Project.