More than 450 guests were starstruck at Goodman Theatre’s May 18 Spring Gala, headlined by Broadway star and Tony® Award nominee Megan Hilty. The black-tie event, held at the Fairmont Chicago, raised more than $800,000 to support the theater’s Education and Community Engagement programs. The gala was co-chaired by Teri and Doug Brown and Carole Wood and Carl Jenkins. The Goodman’s “Starstruck” Spring Gala was presented by The Women’s Board.

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May 22, 2019: More than $800,000 Raised For Education Programming at Goodman Gala 

Goodman Theatre Gala 2019

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    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 Off9 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 DivorceThe Good WifeBraindead, 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.

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    (L to R) Gala Co-chairs Teri and Doug Brown and Gala Co-Chairs Carole Wood and Carl Jenkins at the Goodman TheatreStarstruck” Gala (May 18, 2019) | Photo by John Reilly Photography, décor by Kehoe Designs.

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    (L to R) Bassist Dennis Michael Keefe and Broadway star and Tony® Award nominee Megan Hilty performing at the Goodman TheatreStarstruck” Gala (May 18, 2019) | Photo by John Reilly Photography, décor by Kehoe Designs.

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