A Gala Hosted by The Jewish Association on Aging
May 14 at 6-9:30 P.M. at the August Wilson Center
She has played Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked and Ivy Lynn in NBC’s Smash. Now, Megan Hilty returns to Pittsburgh for “The Art of Aging” fundraising gala, hosted by the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), Monday, May 14, 2018, at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
A pre-concert reception at 6 PM kicks off Megan’s stage performance that begins at 8 PM when she highlights Broadway favorites and fresh interpretations of contemporary songwriters.
Megan made her Broadway debut in Wicked opposite Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama in 2004. She’s also starred on Broadway as Doralee in 9 to 5: The Musical, Dolly Parton’s adaptation of the popular film.
As a central cast member of NBC’s Smash, Megan played an actress desperate to land the lead in a musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show aired from 2012-2013 and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Musical or Comedy Series.
Between seasons of Smash, Megan starred as Lorelei Lee in the New York City Center production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. According to Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Megan’s opening performance was “…one of those single, golden nights, so cherished by theatergoers, that thrust its leading lady into the firmament of musical stardom.”
In 2015, Megan returned to the Broadway stage as Brooke Ashton in Noises Off. She received a 2016 Tony Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, as well as Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations for this role.
Megan maintains an active concert schedule, both with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and in solo concerts like the one she’ll have in Pittsburgh.
Proceeds from Megan’s performance benefit JAA’s Free Care Fund.
About JAA’s Free Care Fund: The JAA annually provides 10 percent of its operating budget in free care and services to seniors in the Pittsburgh community. JAA’s uncompensated care investment ensures support to all seniors, including those who no longer have the ability to pay for their own care.