Megan Hilty to Join Cincinnati Pops at Music Hall, 1/24-26
Megan Hilty lends her powerhouse vocals to the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at Music Hall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 24-26, 2014 with a program consisting of Broadway favorites, and songs from Ms. Hilty's new album. The star of the NBC hit television series Smash and Sean Saves the World, and Pops conductor, John Morris Russell, team up for an unforgettable evening of music and excitement. Ms. Hilty made her Pops debut in 2009, stepping in at a moment's notice for an ailing Kristin Chenoweth. Audiences were blown away and her return has been eagerly anticipated ever since.
The Pops Series Presenting Sponsor is PNC. The Cincinnati Pops is grateful to the David A. Millett Inc., performance sponsor. The Pops Artist Series Sponsor is The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, and Artist Sponsor, Towers Watson. The ArtsWave partner company for this performance is Enquirer Media.
Hilty currently stars alongside Sean Hayes in NBC's comedy "Sean Saves the World". Hilty most recently starred as the seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC's musical drama "Smash" for two seasons. In 2012, Hilty signed with Sony Music in a partnership between Sony Masterworks and Columbia Records and released her album, "It Happens All the Time," in early 2013. It includes fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers.
This summer, Hilty participated in a reading of a new Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter's Can-Can. She previously starred as Lorelei Lee, the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing, in the Encores! production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," to which she earned rave reviews. 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 recently wrapped production on Summertime Entertainment's animated film "Dorothy of Oz" 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.
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 with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center and with the Cincinnati Symphony. She was also featured at TNT's 2012 Christmas in Washington special and continues to perform at prestigious venues nationwide.
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."