Megan Hilty will be back on stage with the Seattle Men’s Chorus’s Totally Wicked concerts this weekend, and it’s time for musical theatre fans to get excited. The chorus is honoring Broadway composer extraordinaire Stephen Schwarz, singing numbers from his hits like Godspell, Pippin and Wicked, as well as his lesser-known musicals, and Hilty is a perfect fit as a guest artist. Not only is the big, brassy-voiced singer a Bellevue native, she made her Broadway debut as Glinda in that mega-hit of all mega-hits, Wicked. She also starred in 9 to 5 on Broadway and in the NBC musical drama Smash, but there are many more reasons to love Megan Hilty. Here are a few of them.
1. She can make you laugh, like she did at the 2013 Tony Awards with Broadway pals Laura Benanti, Neil Patrick Harris and Andrew Rannells.
2. She can make you cry with tearjerker songs, like this duet “For Good” with fellow Wicked alum Stephanie J. Block at the 2013 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala.
3. Do we even need to mention that voice? Here she is singing “Be a Man” in a live studio session for Billboard.
4. When it comes to performing, she’s the total package. Don’t believe us? Watch her singing “Touch My Soul” with her husband Brian Gallagher at Joe’s Pub in New York, and you’ll reconsider.
Catch Hilty on stage at McCaw Hall with the Seattle Men’s Chorus, March 29 and 30!