SMASH's Megan Hilty Joins Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House Series This Weekend
Megan Hilty, who starred on NBC TV's Smash and in Wicked and 9 to 5 the Musical on Broadway, will make her Provincetown debut tonight and tomorrow, August 24 and 25 for four shows only, with shows at 5PM & 7PM each date. Series host and Sirius/Radio star Seth Rudetsky will join her at the piano. For tickets, visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 1-800-838-3006.
Megan Hilty starred for the past two seasons as the triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC's musical drama Smash, which just wrapped its second season. On the series, she sang many original songs, including the Grammy-nominated Let Me Be Your Star with co-star Katharine McPhee. This summer, it was announced that Megan would be starring alongside Sean Hayes as Liz on the upcoming new NBC sitcom Sean Saves the World. A native of Seattle, Megan made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked shortly after graduating from prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, and went on to perform the role in both the national tour and in Los Angeles. She has also appeared on New York stages as Lorelei Lee in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, for which she earned rave reviews. For her critically acclaimed portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in Broadway's 9 to 5: The Musical she received nominations for the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League Awards, as well as the L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award.
She has previously performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center and with the Cincinnati Symphony. Her voice was featured as Rosetta in Disney's Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings and also in Disney's 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. Megan recently wrapped production on Summertime Entertainment's animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele, slated for release in 2013. She can also be heard alongside Placido Domingo on the opera star's duet album. Megan was recently signed to Sony Music in a partnership between Sony Masterworks and Columbia Records. Her new album, It Happens All The Time, was just released in March, including fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers.
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius XM satellite radio. As a musician, he has played piano for over a dozen Broadway shows including Ragtime, Les Miserables, and Phantom of the Opera. He was also the Artistic Producer and Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, which included Dreamgirls with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and Hair with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination). As a comic he was awarded "Funniest Gay Male in NY" at Stand-Up NY and is a three-time Emmy nominee as a writer for The Rosie O'Donnell Show. As an actor, he made his Broadway debut in The Ritzdirected by Joe Mantello, and has appeared on television on Law and Order C.I. and All My Children. As an author, he wrote the books The Q Guide to Broadway, Broadway Nights, and recently released his new novel My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan on Random House, and as an audio book on audible.com featuring Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, SNL's Ana Gasteyer, Smash's Megan Hilty among others, and writes a weekly column on Playbill.com. This year he added "television mogul" to that long when he launched Seth TV, his new, web-based entertainment network. His Broadway @ The Art House series is, by his own signature estimation, even more "A-MAH-zing" this summer than ever! For the complete summer season line-up, visit www.ptownarthouse.com.