Megan Hilty stars in NBC’s musical drama “Smash” as the seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn, an ensemble performer who has spent years pursuing stardom only to be bumped back into the chorus again and again. Ivy seeks to know whether she has finally earned her place in the spotlight or if she is destined to remain a minor player.
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 in Los Angeles.
After receiving rave reviews 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 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. She starred in “Two by Two” as part of the reprise series in Los Angeles, opposite Jason Alexander, Steve Weber and Faith Prince. Hilty has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony and at Feinstein’s in New York City.
Hilty’s voice has been featured on Disney’s “The Secret Life of Magic Gourd,” “Phineas & Ferb,” “Glenn Martin DDS” and “American Dad,” as well as the singing as Snow White in the film “Shrek the Third.” Her voice also will be heard in Disney’s upcoming television special “Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games.” Hilty is currently in production on Summertime Entertainment’s animated film “Dorothy of Oz” with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele.
Her television credits include guest-starring roles in “Melissa & Joey,” “Bones,” “The Closer,” “Desperate Housewives,” “CSI,” “Shark,” “Ugly Betty,” “Eli Stone” and “The Suite Life of Zach & Cody.”
Among Hilty’s film credits are “The Bitter Feast” and the short film “The Happiest Man Alive,” opposite Justin Chambers.