"Smash" Star Megan Hilty Will Join Mannheim Steamroller for NBC's "Holiday Moments on Ice" TV Special
By Michael Gioia
Stage and screen actress Megan Hilty, best known for her work on the NBC musical drama "Smash," will join Christmas music group Mannheim Steamroller for the NBC special "Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice."
The show, which will be nationally broadcast Nov. 25 from 4-6 PM as part of the "Pandora NBC Skating Series," will be hosted by Mannheim Steamroller creator Chip Davis, Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss.
Hilty, who is working on a new album to be released in early 2013, will join Mannheim Steamroller on songs including "Silver Bells," "O Holy Night," "The Sign of Love" and "The Christmas Song."
Mannheim Steamroller and Hilty's performance promises a "one-of-a-kind sound that blends electronic, acoustic, digital and analog music styles [for] highly-inventive interpretations of traditional Christmas music."
Featured on the ice will be figure skaters Brian Boitano, Elvis Stojko, Kimmie Meissner, reigning U.S. champion Ashley Wagner, 2011 U.S. champion Alissa Czisny, 2008 U.S. champion Mirai Nagasu, 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley, Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette and five-time U.S. champion ice dancers Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev.
The show is scheduled to tape Nov. 10 at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix at 7 PM.
For tickets to the show taping, call (602) 639-8999 or visit GCUArena.com.
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