Megan Hilty Biography

Date of Birth: March 29, 1981 (36)
Birth Place: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Gender: Female

Broadway performer and television actress Megan Hilty has had a fast ride to the top. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in theater she immediately landed the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, later performing the role on tour and in the Los Angeles production. Her next role was Doralee in 9 to 5: The Musical, for which she was nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Ovation Awards for Best Actress in a Musical. In 2011 Hilty joined the cast of NBC’s Smash as Ivy Lynn, an actress desperate to land the lead in a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. During the hiatus between the first and second seasons of Smash, Hilty starred in the New York City Center Encores! production of Gentleman Prefer Blondes, earning her stellar notices. Since then Megan starred in NBC's sitcom Sean Saves the World opposite her Smash costar Sean Hayes. Megan regularly performs with orchestras and symphonies across the country and her solo show—including her sold out Carnegie Hall debut—has received critical acclaim. Her solo album, It Happens All the Time is available on Sony Records.

Megan Hilty Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Megan Hilty, 9 to 5
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Megan Hilty, 9 to 5