The Select Guest
MEET | CARLY HUGHES
Featured 9.17-9.23.18 | Lights! Camera! Carly! Since being discovered in 2003, Carly Hughes has starred in eight broadway musicals, including none other than Chicago, Beautiful and The Book of Mormon, appears as Angela on the hit ABC family comedy, ‘American Housewife’ and is currently killing it in the much talked about Netflix series, ‘Insatiable.’ She’s also taught herself to finger crochet and started selling her handmade scarves at fairs throughout New York City (her friends refer to her as Crafty Carly). When she’s not hitting the stage or perfecting her needlework technique, this lobster and shoe lover (our kind of girl) is out discovering the best spots her new hometown of Los Angeles has to offer, including where to score $1 oysters and where to find the most flavorful lobster rolls in town. Also near and dear to Carly’s heart? Fighting breast cancer through her work with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Whether she’s taking a stand on issues she believes in or explaining why she doesn’t leave the house without donning a pair of stilettos, there’s just something about her we know you’re gonna love. Welcome to Carly’s week.
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Actress Carly Hughes, best known for her work on Broadway, stars as Angela in the hit ABC family comedy “American Housewife,” which will return this fall for season 3.
Hughes is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Columbia, Maryland. Her talent was recognized in 2003 when she became a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award for Acting and Excellence in the Arts. Carly received a B.F.A. in musical theatre before moving to New York City to pursue her theater aspirations. She has appeared in eight Broadway shows, most recently starring as Velma Kelly in “Chicago,” The Leading Player in “Pippin,” and Lucille/Shirley of the Shirelles in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” Hughes appeared on the “2014 Tony Awards,” “The Today Show” and “The View” to perform her song “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” helping to win the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Her other Broadway credits include “The Book of Mormon,” “Ghost: The Musical,” “Ragtime,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Hughes has also starred at regional theaters across the country, and her voice can be heard in most of the songs in “Lucky Stiff,” the Ahrens & Flaherty movie musical.
Hughes was recently seen guest starring in HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and recurring on the Netflix series “Insatiable.”
When she is not performing, Hughes enjoys cooking for friends and learning about wine. Many days she can be found watching the Food Network to expand her culinary expertise. Known to her friends as “Crafty Carly,” she spends time making handmade scarves and gift baskets. She also loves traveling to experience other cultures and hopes to take a trip to a new destination every year.