Megan Hilty

Gifted with an impressive vocal range and a bubbly personality, Megan Hilty was born to take center stage. The theater-trained actress was just finishing her studies at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon School of Drama ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1981 in Bellevue, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

BrainDead 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Project Runway All Stars 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Rules Don't Apply 2016 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

The Good Wife 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return 2014 (Movie)

China Princess/Queen Mouse (Voice)

Sean Saves The World 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

What Happens Next 2014 (Movie)

Ruthie (Actor)

Christmas in Washington 2012 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Smash 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Capitol Fourth 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Pixie Hollow Games 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Melissa & Joey 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bitter Feast 2010 (Movie)

Peg (Actor)

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Phineas and Ferb 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Gifted with an impressive vocal range and a bubbly personality, Megan Hilty was born to take center stage. The theater-trained actress was just finishing her studies at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon School of Drama when she landed a lead role in "Wicked" (2004), the popular Broadway musical based on the witches of Oz. Hilty followed in the footsteps of Kristin Chenoweth to play Glinda the Good Witch in the Tony Award-winning production. Hilty also took the reigns from country legend Dolly Parton to play vivacious working gal Doralee Rhodes in the Broadway musical adaptation of "9 to 5" (2009), based on the 1980 comedy feature that starred Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Hilty's charming, larger-than-life personality also translated well in front of the camera, from her early guest appearances on television, to a featured role on NBC's "Smash," a hotly anticipated show created and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Playing a seasoned theater star competing against an ingénue (Katherine McPhee) to star in a musical about Marilyn Monroe, Hilty showcased her dramatic flair, belted out show tunes, and proved she was a rising star capable of a successful career both onscreen and onstage.

Relationships

Jack Hilty

Father

Donna Hilty

Mother

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 2004

Milestones

2016

Played the role of Holly Westfall on a number of episodes of "The Good Wife"

2016

Took on the role of Misty on the series "BrainDead"

2012

Cast as a veteran stage actress competing for a role against a newcomer in a Broadway musical on NBC's "Smash"

2008

Cast as executive secretary Doralee Rhodes, originally played by Dolly Parton in the 1980 film of the same name, in the musical production "9 to 5"; Parton was the musical's composer and lyricist

2007

TV acting debut with guest appearances on "Ugly Betty" (ABC), "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (Disney Channel), and "The Closer" (TNT)

2004

Made her Broadway debut in "Wicked" as the standby for the role of Glinda the Good Witch; took over the lead role from Jennifer Laura Thompson in 2005

Bonus Trivia

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Began taking vocal lessons at age 12.

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Is a recipient of the National Society of Arts and Letters Award for Excellence in Musical Theater.

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Appeared in a variety show with her former "Wicked" co-star Shoshana Bean, called "The Meg an' Sho Show."

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