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Megan Hilty

 
Date Of Birth:
March 29, 1981 (41)
Birth Place:
Bellevue, Washington, USA
Bio:
Megan Hilty was born in Bellevue, Washington on March 29, 1981. Drawn to music at a young age, she explored a career in opera before deciding to pursue musical theatre. Megan attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 29, 1981 (41)

Birth Place: Bellevue, Washington, USA

Bio:
Megan Hilty was born in Bellevue, Washington on March 29, 1981. Drawn to music at a young age, she explored a career in opera before deciding to pursue musical theatre. Megan attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2018
Audrey
  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Production, 2018
Lily St. Regis
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2015
Brooke Ashton
  [New York]
New York City Center Gala Concert, 2015
Annie Oakley
  [New York]
Encores! Concert, 2012
Lorelei Lee
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Doralee Rhodes
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2008
Doralee Rhodes
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 2007
Glinda
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performers
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Glinda [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Glinda [Replacement]
Glinda [Replacement]
Glinda (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2003
The Duchess

Megan Hilty Movies

Bitter Feast
 
[2010]
Peg
What Happens Next
 
[2011]
Ruthie
Secret of the Wings
 
[2012]
Rosetta
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
 
[2013]
China Princess, Queen Mouse
Rules Don't Apply
 
[2016]
Sally

Megan Hilty TV Shows

The X-Files
 
[1995]
Deceased Girl Jessica
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
 
[2007]
Enid
Ugly Betty
 
[2007]
Glinda
The Closer
 
[2007]
Michelle Edwards
Shark
 
[2008]
Laurel Hasbrouck
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
 
[2009]
Kiwi Long
Eli Stone
 
[2009]
Cheryl
Desperate Housewives
 
[2009]
Shayla Grove
Glenn Martin DDS
 
[2009-2010]
Singing Bum
Louie
 
[2010]
Heckler
Bones
 
[2010]
Julie Coyle
Melissa & Joey
 
[2011]
Tiffany
Prayer Hour
 
[2011]
Jo Ellen
Smash
 
[2012-2013]
Ivy Lynn
Robot and Monster
 
[2012-2014]
J.D.
It Could Be Worse
 
[2014]
Chelsea
Dora and Friends: Into the City!
 
[2014]
La Diva
Sean Saves the World
 
[2013-2014]
Liz
All Stars
 
[2015]
Irene
BrainDead
 
[2016]
Misty Alise
I Shudder
 
[2016]
Sarah Morelle
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
 
[2016]
Charlene
The First Wives Club
 
[2016]
Kim
The Good Wife
 
[2016]
Holly Westfall
Difficult People
 
[2016]
Cassie
Sofia the First
 
[2016-2018]
Prisma, Princess Charlotte
The Good Fight
 
[2018]
Holly Westfall
Santa's Boots
 
[2018]
Holly
Sweet Mountain Christmas
 
[2019]
Laney
Patsy & Loretta
 
[2019]
Patsy Cline
American Dad!
 
[2010-2019]
TV Guide Employee
Doc McStuffins
 
[2020]
Topsy Turvy Tilly
Annie Live!
 
[2021]
Lily St. Regis
Family Guy
 
[2013-2021]
Grace, Lily, Dean Nearby
Madagascar: A Little Wild
 
[2020-2022]
Ziggy, Waffles, Riley

Megan Hilty Biography

Megan Hilty was born in Bellevue, Washington on March 29, 1981. Drawn to music at a young age, she explored a career in opera before deciding to pursue musical theatre. Megan attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre.

Following her graduation, Megan joined the Broadway company of Wicked as the ‚ÄúGlinda‚ÄĚ standby. She made her Broadway debut in the fall of 2004 opposite Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, and assumed the role full-time in May 2005. After a year on Broadway, she continued with Wicked on tour and in the 2007-2009 Los Angeles production. While in Los Angeles, Megan made guest appearances on many television shows, including Bones, The Closer, Desperate Housewives, and Ugly Betty, while also providing the singing voice for ‚ÄúSnow White‚ÄĚ in Shrek the Third.

In 2009, Megan starred on Broadway as ‚ÄúDoralee‚ÄĚ in 9 to 5: The Musical, Dolly Parton‚Äôs adaptation of the popular film. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical, a Drama League Award, and an Ovation Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Megan next joined the cast of NBC‚Äôs Smash as ‚ÄúIvy Lynn,‚ÄĚ an actress who is desperate to land the lead in a musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker said of her work: ‚ÄúHilty has built a character who feels like a real Broadway diva: sexy, funny, ambitious, insecure, at once selfish and giving.‚ÄĚ The show aired from 2012-2013 and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Musical or Comedy Series.

During her hiatus between Smash‚Äės first and second seasons, Megan played ‚ÄúLorelei Lee‚ÄĚ in the New York City Center production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Megan received rave reviews for both the production and its cast recording. Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the opening performance ‚Äú‚Ķone of those single, golden nights, so cherished by theatergoers, that thrust its leading lady into the firmament of musical stardom.‚ÄĚ

2013 brought the release of Megan‚Äôs first solo album, It Happens All the Time, as well as her Carnegie Hall debut. Later that year, she joined the cast of NBC‚Äôs Sean Saves the World, starring Sean Hayes. She also provided the voice of the ‚ÄúChina Doll Princess‚ÄĚ in the animated feature Legends of Oz: Dorothy‚Äôs Return and the voice of ‚ÄúRosetta‚ÄĚ in the Disney Fairies series.

In 2015, Megan starred in a one night only performance of Bombshell and a two night presentation of Annie Get Your Gun at New York City Center. She also returned to the Broadway stage as ‚ÄúBrooke Ashton‚ÄĚ in Noises Off. For her performance, she received a 2016 Tony Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, as well as Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations.

Since Noises Off ended its run in March 2016, Megan has guest-starred on Project Runway, Difficult People, Brain Dead, and The Good Wife and has released two albums: Megan Hilty Live at the Café Carlyle and A Merry Little Christmas. She also co-starred in the feature film Rules Don’t Apply from director Warren Beatty. She maintains an active concert schedule, both with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and in solo concert at smaller venues.

Megan and her husband, Brian Gallagher, have two children. They live in Los Angeles.

Megan Hilty Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
 
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

Megan Hilty News

Broadway Actress Charissa Bertels To Speak At Sussex County Community College, Decemb Photo Broadway Actress Charissa Bertels To Speak At Sussex County Community College, December 5
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022

The newly established Alpha Arts Institute at Sussex County Community College will hold its inaugural Artist Lecture Series as part of its interdisciplinary initiative, featuring professional artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. The Alpha Arts Institute welcomes Broadway actress Charissa Bertels, who¬†will share her experiences as a professional artist.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards; City Springs' WEST SIDE ST Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards; City Springs' WEST SIDE STORY Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, a Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, and More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

At This Performance…  will return to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies, and alternates From Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Almost Famous; Hadestown; Funny Girl; Aladdin; and Paradise Square.  

Ingrid Michaelson to Perform With The New York Pops in Two Programs This Holiday Seas Photo Ingrid Michaelson to Perform With The New York Pops in Two Programs This Holiday Season at Carnegie Hal
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

Emmy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and composer Ingrid Michaelson will ring in the holidays with The New York Pops‚ÄĒled by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke‚ÄĒin two different seasonal-inspired programs in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

San Diego Master Chorale Names Jen Rogers New Executive Director Photo San Diego Master Chorale Names Jen Rogers New Executive Director
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022

The San Diego Master Chorale's Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Jen Rogers as its new Executive Director. This will be the first full-time Executive Director for the SD Master Chorale in the choir's 61-year history. 

The Lonesome Frets and Sammie Jay Will Join Jeremy Jordan and Age of Madness at Debut Photo The Lonesome Frets and Sammie Jay Will Join Jeremy Jordan and Age of Madness at Debut UK Show
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022

Jeremy Jordan and his band AGE OF MADNESS have announced that George Maguire and Rachael Wooding with their band, THE LONESOME FRETS and singer-songwriter SAMMIE JAY will be joining them at their debut UK shows HERE at Outernet on Sunday 13 November 2022 at 7.30pm.

Photos: Go Inside The New York Pops' THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS Concert Photo Photos: Go Inside The New York Pops' THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 22, 2022

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, opened their 2022-2023 Carnegie Hall season on Friday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage with the music of Star Wars-a comprehensive program that includes John Williams' music from all nine films in the Skywalker saga as well as the two anthology films, Rogue One and Solo-all in chronological order. Check out our photos from the event here!

NatPhil Presents Megan Hilty, Michael Maliakel, and Luke Hawkins in November Photo NatPhil Presents Megan Hilty, Michael Maliakel, and Luke Hawkins in November
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

The National Philharmonic (NatPhil) puts the spotlight on some of the best and brightest talents working today with Broadway's Brightest Lights (November 4 at Strathmore and November 6 at Capital One Hall).

Wake Up With BWW 10/21: MJ Halloween Special, Meet the Cast of FIDDLER in Yiddish, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/21: MJ Halloween Special, Meet the Cast of FIDDLER in Yiddish, and More!
by - Oct 21, 2022

Top stories include an update on Anthony Rapp's lawsuit against Kevin Spacey. Plus, Garth Drabinsky sues Actors' Equity for defamation. In more positive news, meet the cast of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, returning soon off-Broadway! Also, MJ will celebrate Halloween with a special performance on Monday, October 31st at 7:00PM.

Megan Hilty Launches GoFundMe To Recover Family Members Lost In Plane Crash Photo Megan Hilty Launches GoFundMe To Recover Family Members Lost In Plane Crash
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2022

Actress Megan Hilty, and family member Kristen Hilty, have launched a GoFundMe to recover the remains of her sister and nephews, who were tragically lost in a plane crash over Puget Sound last month.

Megan Hilty Videos

BWW Exclusive: Megan Hilty Voices Holly Darlin in TROLLSTOPIA 'Hairnasium' Clip Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Megan Hilty Voices Holly Darlin in TROLLSTOPIA 'Hairnasium' Clip

by Michael Major - Dec 8, 2021

Smash and Annie Live! star Megan Hilty voices the character of Holly Darlin in the fifth season of TrollsTopia! The series also features the voices of Skylar Astin, Kenan Thompson, Michael Richardson, David Flynn, Jeanine Mason, Glozell Green, and more. Watch Hilty's character in action in an exclusive clip from the new season!

VIDEO: Taraji P. Henson & Celina Smith Talk ANNIE LIVE! on KELLY CLARKSON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Taraji P. Henson & Celina Smith Talk ANNIE LIVE! on KELLY CLARKSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Dec 2, 2021

Taraji P. Henson and Celina Smith appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show yesterday to discuss starring in Annie LIVE! The live musical spectacular also stars Tituss Burgess, Nicole Scherzinger, Megan Hilty, and Harry Connick, Jr. Watch a clip of Smith describing the first time she met Henson now!

BWW Exclusive: Watch Tituss Burgess & Celina Smith Talk ANNIE LIVE! on THE KIDS TONIG Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch Tituss Burgess & Celina Smith Talk ANNIE LIVE! on THE KIDS TONIGHT SHOW

by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

Celina Smith and Tituss Burgess will appear on a new episode of the Kids Tonight Show tomorrow on Peacock to discuss starring in Annie LIVE! on NBC. Smith stars in the title role of the musical with Burgess playing Rooster Hannigan. Watch an exclusive preview of their upcoming interview now!

VIDEO: Watch Taraji P. Henson, Nicole Scherzinger & More in Action in a New ANNIE LIV Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Taraji P. Henson, Nicole Scherzinger & More in Action in a New ANNIE LIVE! Trailer

by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

NBC has released a new trailer for Annie LIVE! Check out Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess, Celina Smith, and more in action in this new ad, featuring classic songs like 'Hard Knock Life,' 'Tomorrow,' 'Easy Street,' and ''I Don't Need Anything But You!'

VIDEO: Celina Smith Rehearses 'Tomorrow' in New ANNIE LIVE! Video Videoplay
VIDEO: Celina Smith Rehearses 'Tomorrow' in New ANNIE LIVE! Video

by Michael Major - Nov 22, 2021

A new video of Celina Smith singing 'Tomorrow' in rehearsals for Annie LIVE! has been released. Watch Smith sing the song, discuss her interpretation, and the timelessness of the musical with Taraji P. Henson, who plays Miss Hannigan, in the new video now! The live musical will also feature Nicole Scherzinger, Megan Hilty, and Tituss Burgess.

VIDEO: First-Look at the Cast of ANNIE LIVE! in Rehearsal Videoplay
VIDEO: First-Look at the Cast of ANNIE LIVE! in Rehearsal

by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2021

NBC has released a look into the rehearsals for ANNIE Live! The musical event stars Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr, Celina Smith, Nicole Scherzinger, Megan Hilty, and Tituss Burgess. Watch the new video now!

BWW Exclusive: Megan Hilty & Kimiko Glenn Sing 'Fragile Things' on CENTAURWORLD! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Megan Hilty & Kimiko Glenn Sing 'Fragile Things' on CENTAURWORLD!

by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2021

The Broadway star-studded cast also includes Kimiko Glenn (Horse), Megan Hilty (Wammawink), Parvesh Cheena (Zulius), Josh Radnor (Durpleton), series creator Megan Nicole Dong (Glendale), and Chris Diamantopoulos (Ched).

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Sings 'Rider's Lullaby' on New Netflix Series CENTAURWORLD! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Sings 'Rider's Lullaby' on New Netflix Series CENTAURWORLD!

by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2021

Centaurworld follows a war horse who is transported from her embattled world to a strange land inhabited by silly, singing centaurs of all species, shapes, and sizes.

VIDEO: Hear Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Renée Elise Goldsberry & More in the Traile Videoplay
VIDEO: Hear Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Renée Elise Goldsberry & More in the Trailer for CENTAURWORLD!

by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2021

You can hear the voice talent of Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Kimiko Glenn, Lea Salonga, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Brian Stokes Mitchell in the trailer.

VIDEO: Dolly Parton Reworks '9 to 5' for New Super Bowl Ad Videoplay
VIDEO: Dolly Parton Reworks '9 to 5' for New Super Bowl Ad

by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2021

'9 to 5' star and musical composer Dolly Parton reworked the classic song for a Squarespace Super Bowl commercial


Megan Hilty Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Megan Hilty been in?
Megan Hilty has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Megan Hilty been in?
Megan Hilty has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Megan Hilty been nominated for?
Best Featured Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Noises Off , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Noises Off , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Noises Off , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Noises Off Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 9 to 5 and Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 9 to 5 .

What awards has Megan Hilty won?
Best Featured Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Noises Off.


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