"Smash" Star Megan Hilty Talks to TheaterMania About Her Role in the Hit NBC Series

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Broadway star Megan Hilty talks about her role on the hit NBC series, "Smash," and its upcoming soundtrack album.

Megan Hilty (© Tristan Fuge)

Megan Hilty has enchanted Broadway audiences in "Wicked" and "9 to 5," but she currently has the entire nation enthralled as chorus girl and wannabe Broadway superstar Ivy Lynn on the NBC hit musical series "Smash," and can be heard on the series' first soundtrack album, due out on May 1. The versatile actress -- who will appear as Lorelei Lee in Encores! production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," May 9-13 at New York City Center -- took time from her busy schedule to speak with TheaterMania about "Smash," its music, and what it's like to learn a new song practically every week.

"It's different with every piece of music. Some things Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman had to write or rewrite quickly, so we'd learn it in 24 hours and we'd be recording it. That was madness. And sometimes we had plenty of time to rehearse...I've learned to sing kind of like Marilyn, with that breathy, sultry sound. But that wouldn't carry on a big stage, so it makes sense that for a musical that I also sound like Ivy/Megan. I've tried hard to keep that balance."

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