Two-time Emmy winner Megan Mullally dropped by Late Night With Seth Meyers January 30 before the return of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. In a preview clip for the show, Mullally belts it out as her long-running character Karen Walker.
“Pretty much like ten people know that I sing, but I started as a singer,” she said. “It was so nice of the writers to write this episode where I get to sing.”
Watch the full version of Mullally singing “The Many That Got Away” in the video below. Judy Garland first made the song famous in the 1954 A Star Is Born.
Mullally, of course, has been on Broadway, making her debut as Marty in the 1994 revival of Grease. She went on to play Rosemary in the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opposite Matthew Broderick and originated the role of Elizabeth in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein in 2007. She and Broderick reunited in It’s Only A Play, which also starred Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Rupert Grint, and Micah Stock.
Music is still at Mullally’s core. She has “this really fun band [Nancy and Beth]—we sing harmony and every song is choreographed by me from top to bottom and we wear these little matching outfits,” she said. “It’s just really celebratory.
“The band in many ways is my favorite thing. ... We call it punk vaudeville,” she continued. “The songs are really sharp and then it all just falls to pieces in between.”