Broadway star Megan Hilty will be playing one on TV. Hilty has signed on as the female lead in ABC’s untitled Judah Miller comedy pilot. The single-camera project centers on a Tony Award-winning mother (Hilty) and a risk-averse, cerebral father who are blessed with a son who is a natural-born competitive athlete. They are forced outside their parental comfort zones and into the high-octane world of youth sports. Hilty’s Irene is described as a laud, flamboyant diva, a former Broadway star who is adjusting to her latest “role” as a suburban mom and who can come off a little self-involved but has a big heart of gold.
Miller wrote the script and is executive producing with Tom Lassally and Jonathan Berry.
On TV, Hilty, repped by Gersh and Perennial Entertainment, is best known for her role playing another Broadway actress on NBC’s musical drama Smash. She also co-starred on NBC comedy Sean Saves The World.