THE KINGS OF SUMMER
MEGAN MULLALLY (Mrs. Keenan): Megan Mullally is one of Hollywood's most versatile talents - an actress and singer, she has appeared on primetime, cable, and daytime television, on the big screen, in concert halls and on Broadway. Best known for her two-time Emmy and four-time SAG Award-winning role as Karen Walker on the hit NBC Series "Will & Grace," Mullally was seen on the Fox series "Breaking In," starring opposite Christian Slater. Mullally has also been popping up on many of television's best comedies: Mullally has recurring roles on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" as the infamous Tammy Swanson, "Up All Night" (opposite Maya Rudolph), ABC's "Happy Endings" (opposite Casey Wilson), and the FOX animated series "Bob's Burgers." Megan also stars as Chief on the long running Adult Swim cult comedy "Children's Hospital," and played the role of Lydia Dunfree on the second season of the acclaimed cable series "Party Down." Mullally will appear on the big screen in the upcoming films Smashed (Sony Classics; directed by James Ponsoldt; Sundance Main Competition 2012), Michael and Matty (Lionsgate; directed by Chris Nelson), and the film festival indie darling Somebody Up There Likes Me (directed by Bob Byington). She recently finished filming GBF.
In 2009, Mullally's critically acclaimed performance as Beverly Wilkins in the West Coast debut of "The Receptionist" at the Odyssey Theatre earned her the Backstage West Garland Award for best performance in a play. Mullally made her Broadway debut in the 1994 revival of Grease. She then received an Ovation Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for her performance as Rosemary in the Broadway revival of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" opposite Matthew Broderick and recently starred as Elizabeth in the hit Broadway musical, "Young Frankenstein." Los Angeles theater credits include "The Berlin Circle" at The Evidence Room Theater, for which she won the 2000 Backstage West Garland Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play and the L.A. Weekly Award for Best Leading Female Performance. She has also appeared in the play "Mayhem" at The Evidence Room, as well as a variety of other plays and musicals in both Chicago and Los Angeles.
On the big screen, Mullally starred in the film Everything Put Together directed by Marc Forster -- an entry in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival's main competition and also appeared in 1999's Anywhere But Here. Other film credits include 2009's remake of Fame, Stealing Harvard, Speaking Of Sex, Rebound, Lifetime's The Pact and the award winning HBO biopic Winchell.
Mullally also is a talented singer, recording albums and performing around the country with her bands "Supreme Music Program," "Nancy and Beth" (with Stephanie Hunt), and a piano only concert featuring Broadway and standards. Mullally and "Supreme Music Program" made their international debut in the West End, performing at the Vaudeville Theater in London for eight performances in February 2010. Mullally's most recent concert appearances with her band include The Allen Room at The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Seattle Symphony, Chicago's Goodman Theatre, SUNY Buffalo Performing Arts and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. She also has appeared as a soloist at The Disney Concert Hall. She has made three CDs with "Supreme Music Program" entitled "The Sweetheart Break-In," "Big As A Berry" and "Free Again!". She can also be heard singing the solo barn-burner "You Took Advantage of Me" on the Fame soundtrack as well as the song "Long John Blues" in the movie Burlesque.
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