Yesterday, July 3rd, Broadway and SMASH star Megan Hilty prepared for her appearance in today's July 4th celebration on PBS, "A Capitol Fourth." BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Hilty in rehearsal in Washington, D.C., below!
Tonight, America's national Independence Day celebration kicks off the country's 236th birthday, as "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS welcomes a brand new host, Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron. Hot off another winning season as host of the hit TV series, DANCING WITH THE STARS, Bergeron will lead an all-star cast in a patriotic evening of unrivaled musical performances, topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.
In addition to Hilty, the event features four-time Tony-nominated Broadway star Kelli O'Hara; singer-songwriter Javier Colon (winner of THE VOICE); R&B superstars Kool & The Gang; the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly; plus a tribute to Team USA honoring the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams (additional talent to be announced).
Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, "A Capitol Fourth" airs live in HD on PBS tonight, July 4, 2012 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.
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