- Brian Stokes Mitchell & Megan Hilty In Concert
Brian Stokes Mitchell & Megan Hilty In Concert
Experience a night of Broadway hits and unforgettable music with Broadway stars Megan Hilty (NBC’s Smash, Wicked) and Tony Award®-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Man of La Mancha, Shuffle Along, Ragtime) in concert with The Des Moines Symphony.
About the Stars
Hilty is most recognizable for her portrayal of seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama “Smash.” She followed up the series with a starring role on the NBC comedy “Sean Saves the World.” Hilty received critical acclaim for her role of Brooke Ashton in the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of “Noises Off.” She earned nominations for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award and won a Broadway.com 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 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, 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.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Dubbed “the last leading man” by the New York Times, two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras. He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate. He also has Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson’s King Hedley II, and Ragtime. Other notable Broadway shows include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly’s Last Jam, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
Recently he made a long-awaited return to Broadway in Shuffle Along, a new musical written and directed by George C. Wolf with choreography by Savion Glover. He received his most recent Tony Award, the Isabelle Stevenson special Tony for his work as Chairman of the Board or the Actor’s Fund, a charity that helps anyone who has made a living in show business and the performing arts in times of need, crisis or transition. 2016 also marks the year where he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
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