Megan Hilty Set to Headline Goodman Gala This Spring

Megan Hilty Set to Headline Goodman Gala This Spring

Goodman Theatre announces Megan Hilty, Broadway star and Tony Award nominee, will headline its "Starstruck" spring fundraising gala. For one night only, the multifaceted songstress brings her talent and charisma to a set of musical theater favorites and classic standards. The black-tie event takes place on Saturday, May 18 at The Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus), beginning with a 6:30pm cocktail reception, followed by the performance, an elegant three-course dinner and dancing to The Gentlemen of Leisure. Event Co-Chairs are Teri and Doug Brown, Carole Wood and Carl Jenkins and Benefit Events Leadership Chair is Joan E. Clifford, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees. Tickets start at $1,000; call 312.443.3811 ext. 220 or visit All proceeds benefit Goodman Theatre's Education and Engagement programs. Media interested in covering the event should call 312.443.5569.

With her impressive vocal range and charm, Megan Hilty is the epitome of musical stardom. After making her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked opposite Idina Menzel to critical acclaim, Hilty went on to star in Noises Off, 9 to 5, and NBC's musical drama Smash-for which she is most recognized for her portrayal of seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn. She followed up the series with a starring role on the NBC comedy Sean Saves the World. For Noises Off, she earned nominations for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award and won a Audience Award for Favorite Featured Actress in a Play. Her television credits include recurring roles on Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, The Good Wife, Braindead, and Louie, among many others. Hilty regularly performs with orchestras and symphonies across the country. Her solo show-including her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut-has received critical acclaim. She recently released a live album comprising of songs from her recent concert tour, entitled Megan Hilty Live at the Café Carlyle, and a Christmas album entitled A Merry Little Christmas with Megan Hilty. A native of Seattle, she is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

The Goodman's "Starstruck" Gala is presented by The Women's Board. Since its inception in 1978, The Goodman Theatre Women's Board-currently under the leadership of President Denise Stefan Ginascol-has raised more than $46 million in support of 39 Goodman productions and an array of educational programs through special events and projects. Members serve on committees for the annual Goodman Theatre Gala, the Goodman Auction, the Women's Board Annual Appeal and the Education and Engagement Committee. The Board also provides support for Capital and Endowment initiatives, both personally and through solicitations. Monies raised support all aspects of the theater-including the sponsorship of one production per season. A major initiative has been increasing support for the Goodman's productions and numerous educational and community programs, which offer myriad opportunities for students and audience members of all ages.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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