Two-time Emmy Winner debuts Broadway@ music & comedy special at Broad Stage
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/03/2014 -- Megan Mullally is a two-time Emmy-winning star of TV’s Will & Grace, and star of Broadway’s Young Frankenstein. On Saturday, February 22 she debuts Broadway@ The Broad: Megan Mullally, her live music and comedy concert special, in Santa Monica, CA’s - for two shows only. She follows hot on the heels of Patti LuPone’s acclaimed debut of this series at the venue. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky will join Mullally as host and pianist, and special guests will include Nick Offerman (star of Parks & Recreation) and Stephanie Hunt. For tickets please visit The Broad Stage’s ticketing page or call 310 434-3470 or 310 434-3200.
Megan Mullally is best known for playing the iconic role of Karen Walker on the groundbreaking hit TV series “Will & Grace” for which she won two Emmy Awards, from a total of seven consecutive nominations between 2000 and 2006. She is also a three-time winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, a winner with her cast-mates of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, is one of only two actresses to win a SAG Award three years in a row, and was nominated four years in a row for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She made her Broadway debut as Marty in the 1994 revival of “Grease” with Rosie O'Donnell and subsequently appeared as Rosemary in the hit 1995 revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” opposite Matthew Broderick. In 2007, Mullally starred as Elizabeth in Mel Brooks' original Broadway musical, “Young Frankenstein.” She can be heard on the cast albums of all three productions. This spring she will appear off-Broadway with her husband Nick Offerman in Sharr White’s play “Annapurna.”
In addition to her breakout role on “Will & Grace,” Megan Mullally has starred as Lydia on the Starz series “Party Down” and as Chief on all five seasons of two-time Emmy-winning comedy series “Children’s Hospital.” She also currently appears frequently on “Parks and Recreation,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Web Therapy.” Megan made her television debut in 1986 in “The Ellen Burstyn Show.” Since that time she has appeared on “Seinfeld,” “Frasier,” “Wings,” “Ned and Stacey,” “Mad About You,” “Caroline in the City,” “Just Shoot Me!,” and “Murder, She Wrote.” Following “Will & Grace,” she hosted her own talk show titled “The Megan Mullally Show,” and has hosted “Saturday Night Live,” the “TV Land Awards,” and guest-hosted “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Other recent TV appearances include “30 Rock,” “Kathy Griffin: My Life on The D-List,” “Campus Ladies,” ABC’s “Happy Endings,” and Fox TV’s “Breaking In.” Her recent film work includes “Smashed,” “Kings of Summer,” “GBF,” “Trouble Dolls,” “Anywhere But Here” with Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman, “About Last Night” with Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, “Speaking of Sex” with James Spader, “Stealing Harvard” with Tom Green and Jason Lee, and the 2009 remake of “Fame.” Watch Seth Rudetsky’s video sneak preview of Megan’s show from his web network SethTV!
Nick Offerman currently stars as Ron Swanson on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” He began his career in Chicago as a founding member of the Defiant Theatre, as well as extensive work with the Steppenwolf, Goodman, Wisdom Bridge and Pegasus Players theater companies among others. Off Broadway he has been seen in “Adding Machine” at The Minetta Lane Theater. His other TV credits include “Axe Cop,” “Childrens Hospital,” “Will & Grace,” “Deadwood,” “George Lopez,” “ER,” “American Body Shop,” and “24.” Film work includes “Casa De Mi Padre,” “21 Jump Street,” “All Good Things,” “Men Who Stare At Goats,” “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” “Harmony and Me,” “The Kings of Summer,” “We’re The Millers,” “LEGO,” and “22 Jump Street.” His first book, “Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living,” was released in October 2013 by E.P. Dutton Books and reached #8 on the New York Times Bestseller list. He is also a professional wood craftsman, with work on view at www.offermanwoodshop.com.
Stephanie Hunt is Megan Mullally's partner in crime in the band Nancy & Beth. She has starred on TV’s “Friday Night Lights,” “Californication,” and “How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life).” She and Mullally met on the film “Somebody Up There Likes Me.” She has performed as a musician at The Austin City Limits and SXSW (South by Southwest) music festivals, and recently appeared with Mullally and Seth Rudetsky on their sold-out Australian tour last February for Mardi Gras in Sydney and Melbourne.
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius XM satellite radio. As a musician, he has played piano for over a dozen Broadway shows including “Ragtime,” “Les Miserables,” and “Phantom of the Opera.” He was also the Artistic Producer and Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, which included “Dreamgirls” with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and “Hair” with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination). As a comic he was awarded “Funniest Gay Male in NY” at Stand-Up NY and is a three-time Emmy nominee as a writer for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” As an actor, he made his Broadway debut in “The Ritz” directed by Joe Mantello, and has appeared on television on “Law and Order C.I.” and “All My Children.” As an author, he wrote the books The Q Guide to Broadway, Broadway Nights, and just released his new novel My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan on Random House, and as an audio book on audible.com featuring “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “SNL’s” Ana Gasteyer, “Smash’s” Megan Hilty among others, and writes a weekly column on Playbill.com. He recently added "television mogul" to that long list as SethTV, his new, web-based entertainment network, launched. This past summer he co-produced of the critically acclaimed play Unbroken Circle by James Wesley, and is co-playwright and star of the hit new Off-Broadway ‘disaster movie musical’ “Disaster!” running now at St. Luke’s Theatre in New York.
About the Broadway@ series
The Broadway @ series was inaugurated in 2011 by Mark Cortale at The Art House in Provincetown featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. In its third season last summer of 2013, the series presented Broadway superstars like Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Megan Mullally, Christine Ebersole, and Joanna Gleason. The Broadway @ series also premiered last season in New Orleans, in Australia with Megan Mullally and in London’s West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. This season of 2013-14 the series begins in Los Angeles @ The Broad Stage, Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, The Poconos @ The Stroudsmoor, Detroit @ The Berman Center for the Performing Arts… and at a city near you soon!
About The Broad Stage
Founded in 2008 by Director Dale Franzen and Artistic Chair Dustin Hoffman, the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College’s Performing Arts Center is one of Southern California’s premiere stages. Its horseshoe layout makes it the only venue in the country by which the performer can view the entire audience – forging a unique participatory experience.
The Broad Stage & Mark Cortale present
Broadway @ The Broad
AN EVENING WITH MEGAN MULLALLY
Featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
With Special Guests Nick Offerman and Stephanie Hunt
5pm & 8pm Saturday February 22
The Broad Stage
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
For tickets please call 310 434 3200 or visit www.thebroadstage.com