VIDEO: Megan Hilty Performs on PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH
SMASH and Broadway star Megan Hilty performed a Patriotic Medley and a moving version of George Gershwin's 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' on last night's PBS special A CAPITOL FOURTH. Check out the performances below!
Broadcast live on PBS, the biggest and brightest birthday party in the country also featured performances by: Candice Glover, the Season 12 winner of AMERICAN IDOL; country music artist Scotty McCreery (winner of AMERICAN IDOL); actor and singer Darren Criss (GLEE); musical prodigy and classical crossover star Jackie Evancho; Broadway's new hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL; and five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams conducting music from the Oscar-winning blockbuster LINCOLN; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.
The 33(rd) annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH aired on PBS Thursday, July 4, 2013, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program was also heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.
Megan Hilty began her career as Glinda's understudy in the New York company of WICKED. She went on to assume the role. She then got star billing in Dolly Parton's musical NINE TO FIVE and caused a sensation when she essayed the role of Lorelei Lee in the Encores! production of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES. She recently starred in the NBC musical drama series SMASH.
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