Marcus Performing Arts Center Announces 17th Annual BASH with Megan Hilty

In a one-of-a-kind arts and culture event, Milwaukee area business and community leaders will gather for the 17th Annual BASH on Friday, June 17 to raise funds for education and outreach programs. Marcus Performing Arts Center community engagement. Honorary Chairs for the 17th Annual BASH are Angela and Ron Adams and Mushir Hassan, MD and Orusa Mozaffar, PharmD. The winners are community influencer Kira Lafond, educational leader Christy Stone and the Greater Milwaukee Philanthropists of the Herzfeld Foundation. The evening will include an exclusive performance by acclaimed Broadway favorite and Tony Award nominee Megan Hilty.

The event will include a pre-show dinner held inside MPAC’s Bradley Pavilion, followed by a live auction, program and an exclusive performance by Megan Hilty at Uihlein Hall. The program will include presenting the Visionary iMPACt Award to the Herzfeld Foundation for her philanthropic commitment to advancing and amplifying the arts in Milwaukee, the Community Legacy Award to Christy Stone for her leadership and service provided to ensure the success of the Marcus Performing Arts Center. engagement and inclusion programs, and the Dynamic Leadership Award to Kira Lafond for her longstanding dedication and mentorship to the Milwaukee community.

Funds raised from BASH support community engagement and educational programs at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. These programs improve access to the arts in our community and provide opportunities for young people to engage in the arts in a meaningful and educational way. Each year, MPAC’s engagement programs serve more than 20,000 Milwaukee children who have limited or no access to the performing arts.

Megan Hilty will also support MPAC’s community engagement and inclusion programs through student engagement events in Milwaukee for The BASH. Local students participating in these activities will have the opportunity to perform on stage with Hilty during the exclusive event performance.

Single ticket prices for the BASH are $300 and sponsorships are available ranging from $3,000 to $25,000. Tickets and sponsorships for the 17th Annual BASH are on sale now and can be purchased online at For more information or to sponsor the BASH, contact Jennifer Han, Development Manager, at [email protected] or (414) 755-3969.

Most recognizable for her portrayal of veteran triple threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama “Smash,” Tony-nominated Megan Hilty is a dynamic performer both on stage and on screen. Hilty recently played Lily in “Annie Live!” on NBC. Before that, Megan had the great pleasure of filming “Patsy & Loretta”, directed by CALLIE KHOURI for Lifetime. Megan was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Limited Series for her performance as Patsy Cline.

In addition to “Smash,” Megan’s TV credits include Bravo’s comedy-drama “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,” Hulu’s “Difficult People,” the final season of CBS’ “The Good Wife,” as well as “The Good Fight.” for CBS All Access. Hilty also returned to “Braindead” for CBS as well as ABC’s hit series “Desperate Housewives.” In 2013, Hilty starred in the NBC series “Sean Saves the World.”

On stage, Hilty received critical acclaim for her role as Brooke Ashton in the Roundabout Theater Company‘s revival of “Noise Off”. She earned nominations for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Drama League Award and won a Audience Award for Favorite Actress in a Play.

A powerhouse singer, Hilty has released a live album featuring songs from her concert tour titled “Megan Hilty Live at the Café Carlyle” which was recorded during one of her residencies at New York’s prestigious Café Carlyle. In 2016, Hilty released her Christmas album titled “A Merry Little Christmas”, while continuing to tour across the country. Earlier that year, she made her Australian debut as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and continued to tour the country, returning to headline QPAC and the Sydney Opera House in 2019. that year, Hilty also performed a solo concert for the PBS “Live from “Lincoln Center” series.

In March 2013, Hilty released his first solo album, “It Happens All The Time”, which featured new interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers. Earlier, Hilty starred as Lorelei Lee, the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing, in Encores! production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, for which she received rave reviews. Additionally, her voice is featured in numerous animated series including KC the Koala on Disney Jr’s “TOTS”, Holly Darlin on “TrollsTopia”, Wammawink on Netflix’s “Centaurworld” and as Rosetta in numerous Disney movies. Tinkerbell. She has also recorded vocals for “It’s Pony”, “Sofia The First”, “Madagascar: A Little Wild”, “Doc McStuffins”, “Phineas & Ferb”, “Family Guy”, “American Dad”, and is the voice singer of Snow White in the movie “Shrek the Third”. Hilty can also be heard in the animated movie “Dorothy of Oz” starring Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele.

Hailing from Seattle, Hilty moved to New York after graduating from prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and soon made her Broadway debut as Glinda in “Wicked.” She then performed the role in both the national tour and in Los Angeles.

After receiving accolades for her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in Broadway’s “9 to 5: The Musical,” Hilty was honored with nominations for Lead Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Awards and LA Stage. Alliance Ovation Awards. Hilty has previously performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center, New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Houston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony among many others. She also appeared on TNT’s Christmas in Washington special in 2012 and continues to perform at prestigious venues across the country. Megan is a frequent guest on PBS’s Live from Capital Hill TV concerts. His solo concerts continue to sell out and receive critical acclaim across the country.