As most of you know, I spent last week in L.A. photographing Ryan Scott Oliver's Rated RSO, a collection of the composer's work from various musicals. This was the fourth incarnation of the show, which first played at Boston Court last spring before Joe's Pub here in NYC, and a one-night only event at the New York Musical Theater Festival. I've been involved with the show since Joe's Pub, and I feel honored to have seen its evolution over the past few months.
Because of the difficulty of scheduling actors/the different locations of each performance, Ryan is able to utilize a rotating group of some of the best musical theater performers working today. This time around that meant, among many others, Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5) as the title character of Mrs. Sharp, a musical comedy based on the teacher-student sex scandal and murder trial surrounding Pamela Smart. Not your typical subject matter...
Here are some photos from that section of the show. More coming soon!
(Megan Hilty and ensemble)
(Jeffrey Todd (left) and members of the cast)
(Jeffrey Todd and Will Collyer)
(Megan Hilty and Morgan Karr)
(Morgan Karr (right) and the ensemble)