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Megan Hilty
Megan Hilty

Most recognizable for her portrayal of seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama Smash, Tony nominee Megan Hilty is a dynamic performer both on stage and on screen. Hilty most recently played Lily in Annie Live! on NBC. Before that, she was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Limited Series for her performance as Patsy Cline in Lifetime’s Patsy & Loretta.

In addition to Smash, Hilty’s television credits include Bravo’s dramedy Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Hulu’s Difficult People, the final season of CBS’ The Good Wife, as well as The Good Fight for CBS All Access. Hilty also recurred on Braindead for
CBS as well as ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives and NBC’s Sean Saves the World. She is currently filming the first season of The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh for Amazon.

On stage, Hilty received critical acclaim for her role of Brooke Ashton in the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of Noises Off. She earned nominations for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Drama League Award, and won a Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Featured Actress in a Play.

A powerhouse singer, Hilty released a live album comprising songs from her concert tour entitled Megan Hilty Live at the Café Carlyle (2016), which was recorded during one of her residencies at New York’s prestigious Café Carlyle. Also in 2016, Hilty released her Christmas album entitled A Merry Little Christmas, while continuing to tour across the country. Earlier that year, she made her Australian debut as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and went on to tour the country, returning to headline at QPAC and the Sydney Opera House in 2019. That year, Hilty also performed a solo concert for the PBS Live from Lincoln Center series.

In March 2013, Hilty released her debut solo album It Happens All The Time, which included fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers. Earlier, Hilty starred as Lorelei Lee—the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing—in New York City Center’s Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, to which she earned rave reviews. Additionally, her voice is featured on numerous animated series including Disney Jr’s T.O.T.S. as KC the Koala, Holly Darlin on TrollsTopia, Wammawink on Netflix’s Centaurworld, and as Rosetta in many of Disney’s Tinkerbell films. She has also recorded vocals for It’s Pony, Sofia The First, Madagascar: A Little Wild, Doc McStuffins, Phineas & Ferb, Family Guy, and American Dad. Plus, she is the singing voice of Snow White in the film Shrek the Third. Hilty can also be heard in the animated film Dorothy of Oz with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy, and Lea Michele.

A native of Seattle, Hilty moved to New York City after graduating from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, and she soon made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked. She went on to perform the role in both the national tour and in Los Angeles.

After receiving high praise for her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in Broadway’s 9 to 5: The Musical, Hilty was honored with nominations for Lead Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Awards, and LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards.

Hilty has previously performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Houston Symphony, and the Phoenix Symphony, among many others. She was also featured on TNT’s 2012 Christmas in Washington special and continues to perform at prestigious venues nationwide. Megan is a frequent guest on PBS’ televised Live from Capitol Hill concerts and was the guest artist in the Christmas Concert with the iconic Tabernacle Choir, which aired on PBS in 2022. Her solo concerts continue to sell out and receive critical acclaim across the country.