Megan Hilty recently starred alongside Sean Hayes in NBC’s comedy Sean Saves the World. Prior to that, she portrayed the seasoned triple threat, Ivy Lynn, in NBC’s musical drama Smash for two seasons. 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.
Last summer, Hilty participated in a reading of a new Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter’s Can-Can. She previously starred as Lorelei Lee, the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing, in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, of which she earned rave reviews. Additionally, her voice was featured as Rosetta in Disney's Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings. She has recorded vocals for Disney'sThe Secret Life of Magic Gourd; Phineas and Ferb; Glenn Martin, DDS; American Dad; Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games; and Robot and Monster, as well as singing as Snow White in the film Shrek the Third. Hilty will next be seen in Summertime Entertainment's animated film Dorothy of Oz with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele, slated for release in 2014. She can also be heard alongside Placido Domingo on the opera star’s duet album.
A native of Seattle, Hilty moved to New York City after graduating from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, and quickly made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked. She went on to perform the role in both the national tour and Los Angeles.
After receiving critical acclaim 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, Drama League Awards, and L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. Hilty has previously performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, and the Cincinnati Symphony. She was featured on TNT’s Christmas in Washington in 2012 and has continued to perform at prestigious venues nationwide.
Her television credits include guest-starring roles in Melissa and Joey, Bones, The Closer, Desperate Housewives, CSI, Shark, Ugly Betty, Eli Stone and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Among Hilty’s film credits are The Bitter Feast and the short film The Happiest Man Alive, opposite Justin Chambers.