The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents LUCK BE A LADY: MEGAN HILTY SINGS SINATRA AND MORE, 6/19-22
Seen in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Wicked" and "9 to 5" on Broadway and NBC's "Smash" and "Sean Saves the World," the multi-talented Megan Hilty brings her big voice and vivacious stage presence to the Heinz Hall stage for the final PNC Pops concert of the season, "Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More" on June 19-22.
Hailed as "the new princess of Broadway" by Time magazine, Hilty comes together with acclaimed conductor Steven Reineke and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to pay tribute to the tunes of Ol' Blue Eyes - including "The Lady Is a Tramp," "New York, New York," and "I've Got You Under My Skin" - as well as Broadway classics such as "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Almost Like Being In Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." The program also includes favorites by Cole Porter, Barry Manilow and many others.
The weekend is the first annual Nurses' Weekend at the symphony with a 20% discount offered to all nurses and nursing students. (Tickets for nurses can be purchased at pittsburghsymphony.org/nurses or 412-392-4819.) On Saturday, June 21, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing will offer a continuing education course, "Stress & Nurses: Taking Care of Our Needs," at 6 p.m. in Heinz Hall's Regency Rooms. Irene Kane, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.N.A.A., H.F.I., and Bruce Rabin, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting. A Q&A session will follow at 7 p.m. To register for the CE course, visit nursing.pitt.edu/stress.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets, ranging in price from $15 to $99, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra would like to recognize and thank PNC for its 2013-2014 title sponsorship of PNC Pops. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Megan Hilty's performance is made possible, in part, by the Marvin Hamlisch Pops Artistic Excellence Fund.
Megan Hilty recently starred alongside Sean Hayes in NBC's comedy "Sean Saves the World." Prior to that, she portrayed the seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC's musical drama "Smash" for two seasons. 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. She previously starred as Lorelei Lee, the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing,in the Encores! production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Additionally, her voice was featured as Rosetta in Disney's "Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings." She's previously recorded vocals in Disney's "The Secret Life of Magic Gourd," "Phineas & Ferb," "Glenn Martin DDS," "American Dad," "Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games" and "Robot & Monster," as well as singing as Snow White in the film "Shrek the Third." Most recently, she was in Summertime Entertainment's animated film "Dorothy of Oz" with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele in May 2014. She can also be heard alongside Placido Domingo on the opera star's 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 critical acclaim for her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in Broadway's "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 and with the Phoenix Symphony. 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 Hilty's film credits are The Bitter Feast, the short film The Happiest Man Alive, opposite Justin Chambers; and the upcoming "Untitled Warren Beatty Project."