Photo Coverage: Megan Hilty Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut
Having garnered acclaim for performances on stage and screen,Megan Hilty makes her Café Carlyle debut in a two-week engagement, now through June 7. She performs songs from the television show "Smash," in which she starred, as well as selections from American Songbook and jazz standards. Hilty is joined by Music Director Matt Cusson on piano, Brian Gallagher on guitar, Ryan Hoagland on percussion and Dennis Keefe on bass.
Performances will take place Tuesday - Friday at 8:45pm, with the exception of Wednesday, June 4 when there is no performance; and Saturday at 8:45pm and 10:45pm. Reservations made by phone at212.744.1600 are $70 ($120 for premium seating, $50 for bar seating) Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday late show; and $80 ($130 for premium seating, $60 for bar seating) on Friday and Saturday. Reservations made online at www.ticketweb.com are $65 ($115 for premium seating) Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday late show; and $75 ($125 for premium seating) on Friday and Saturday. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).
Megan Hilty first made a name for herself in the role of Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked. Of her performance of Lorelai in the Encores! staging of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, "Megan Hilty achieves the unlikely feat of wrestling Lorelei from the hands of [Marilyn] Monroe and [Carol] Channing to make the character entirely and originally hers." She 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.
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," "Robot & Monster" as well as singing as Snow White in the film "Shrek the Third." Hilty will next be seen in Summertime Entertainment's animated film "Dorothy of Oz" with Kelsey Grammer,Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele, slated for release in 2014. She can also be heard alongside Placido Domingo on the opera star's duet album.
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 and the short film The Happiest Man Alive, opposite Justin Chambers.
For more information, visit meganhiltyonline.com.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff