Spotlight 2014






More than 325 people joined us for a stellar evening with Megan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky and special surprise guest Brian Gallagher.  During the reception, guests were treated to a sampling of Urban Source's renowned food, featuring special items from their holiday menu.  Selections from Tre Amici's exclusive wine list were also enjoyed by our patrons as they preused the enticing Silent Auction offerings.

At 8:00 PM guests were ushered into the Glenn Gould Studio and took their seats for an intimate evening of song, anecdotes and laughter as Megan and Seth regaled them with some of the most memorable Broadway showstoppers and talked about their experiences in the world of theatre.  Following the performance a very limited number of guests were able to meet and greet with the stars and get some priceless 'selfies', which are making the rouinds on social media.

Feedback is unanimous - it was one of the best Spotlight's ever and people are already challenging us to top it next year.  We love a challenge - so be sure to check in next Septemeber to see who we will be bringing to Spotlight.


Prior to joining the original cast of NBC's hit new comedy "Sean Saves the World," Megan Hilty starred for the past two seasons as the triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC's musical drama "Smash." A native of Seattle, Megan made her Broadway debut as Glinda in "Wicked" shortly after graduating from prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. She has also appeared on New York stages as Lorelei Lee in the Encores! production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,". For her critically acclaimed portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in Broadway's "9 to 5: The Musical" she received nominations for the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League Awards, as well as the L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award. She has previously performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center and with the Cincinnati Symphony.


As a musician, Seth has a classical piano degree from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and has played keyboards in the pits of more than a dozen Broadway shows including Ragtime, Les Miz, and Phantom.  He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts.  As a comic, Seth won the title of “Funniest Gay Male in New York” at Stand-Up NY, had a long-running show at Caroline’s Comedy Club, and spent two years gathering up three Emmy nominations as a comedy writer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show.  Seth played Arnold in Torch Song Trilogy (Gallery Players), had a recurring role on All My Children, and a guest spot on Law and Order: C.I. He made his Broadway stage debut at The Roundabout Theater as Sheldon Farenthold in The Ritz, singing “Magic To Do”.  He writes a weekly column for and his novel Broadway Nights is now in its fourth printing and was released on as an audio book.  He is also host of Seth's Big Fat Broadway on SiriusXM radio.