January 6, 2017 at 11:15am

Tobi Mattingly

Tobi Lowrance Mattingly, a 1999 Millikin University musical theatre performance graduate, is set appear in a single episode co-star role on the NBC hit television series "Chicago Fire." The episode, entitled "Who Lives and Who Dies," is set to air on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Mattingly has worked in theatre and music for close to 20 years as a stage actor, director and music director. While she's done some regional on-camera work, the role on "Chicago Fire" represents her first national on-camera booking to date.

In a recent interview with KIWA-AM, the Sheldon, Iowa native talked about the audition process for her "Chicago Fire" role.

"There are so many factors that go into getting a part," Mattingly said. "A lot of it has to do with putting in the time and being prepared, but a lot of it you have no control over. It has to do with just being right which is so subjective. It's a matter of going in and doing the best work that you can and letting the rest play out from there."