Fast Facts

  • Was exposed to recorded music by her mother, who didn't sing herself out of fear that she was tone deaf.
  • Pursued opera in her youth, but gave it up in favor of theater. 
  • Made her Broadway debut as Glinda in the musical Wicked in 2005.
  • Was a member of the original cast of the stage musical adaptation of 9 to 5 in 2008.
  • Had her own coffee and tea line through Net Worth Coffee Brokers in 2009.

Awards

  • 2016, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee

Relationships

  • Brian Gallagher — Husband
  • Viola Philomena Gallagher — Daughter
  • Donna Hilty — Mother
  • Jack Hilty — Father

College

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (BFA in Acting/Music Theatre, 2004)