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Megan Hilty Reflects On Starring In WICKED With Idina Menzel & SMASH Experience

May 10
1:00 AM 2014

Megan Hilty Reflects On Starring In WICKED With Idina Menzel & SMASH ExperienceBroadway headliner and small screen standout Megan Hilty looks back at her Broadway debut opposite Tony Award winner Idina Menzel in the mega-hit WICKED as well as reflects on her time as the star of NBC's musical drama series SMASH as part of a new interview.

Commenting on her first performance of WICKED opposite Idina Menzel, Hilty candidly shares, "It was terrifying and literally a dream come true at the same time. It was my Broadway debut, and I was playing opposite Idina Menzel - who had just won her Tony. I had never done the show with other people before! I had only rehearsed with one other person, so it was a bit overwhelming. Idina was amazing, though. She came into my dressing room before the show and said, 'Let's go out there and make the show our own.'"

Additionally, Hilty shares of the heady SMASH experience, "I don't think many other things could compare to the SMASH schedule. When we weren't filming, we were in the recording studio or a dance rehearsal or a costume fitting, so we were kept very busy. But I love that! It was the perfect job for me because it was the best combination of all the things I love doing, so even on the longest day I was beyond thrilled to be there."

Plus, Hilty looks ahead to future roles, perhaps in an iconic Stephen Sondheim musical, SWEENEY TODD.

"I can't wait to play Mrs. Lovett in SWEENEY TODD. I know I have a couple of years ahead of me before I can do it, but I'm gonna make it happen!" Hilty enthusiastically imparts.

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