Megan Hilty
Actress, singer
Megan Hilty
Megan Kathleen Hilty is an American stage and television actress. She rose to prominence for her roles in several Broadway musicals including her performance as Glinda in Wicked and her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. She currently stars as Ivy Lynn on the television series Smash.
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Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Megan Hilty Reads ‘On the Precipice, Wings Spread’
NYTimes - 24 days
Kerri Sandberg’s story is about falling in love with a former drug addict who is H.I.V.-positive.
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L.A. theater openings, Dec. 18-25: 'Elf The Musical' and more
LATimes - 2 months
This week: Another handful of holiday shows, including Megan Hilty singing seasonal favorites at the Wallis and the musical adaptation of the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy “Elf” at Segerstrom.  The Ballad of Bimini Baths A series of readings from Tom Jacobson’s trilogy of L.A.-centric tales concludes...
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"Rules Don't Apply" Is Beatty's Folly
Huffington Post - 3 months
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Rules Don't Apply" (20th Century Fox) Warren Beatty hasn't been seen on screen since his 2001 film "Town & Country" and that was not a major hit. His star power has diminished a bit over the years and there is no reason to think his latest film "Rules Don't Apply" will bring back any of the old glitter. Mr. Beatty stars in this film and also was the director. Plus he was one of the writers of the screenplay and was a co-producer. In short Beatty huffed and puffed all over this project but the only thing it inflated was his ego. In the film Beatty plays Howard Hughes, a bizarre acting man if there ever was one. Alden Ehrenreich plays Frank Forbes, one of Hughes drivers, and Lily Collins plays Marla Mabrey, a starlet under contract to Hughes. It seems Hughes kept a stable of starlets under contract and ensconced them in bungalows around the city of Los Angeles. At various times they were summoned to meet with Hughes, usually in hi ...
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Review: Megan Hilty Goes Beyond Daffy, to Sweetness, Even Regret
NYTimes - 10 months
Ms. Hilty featured songs by Irving Berlin as part of her tribute to Rosemary Clooney at Café Carlyle.
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What to Watch This Weekend: Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, HBO's Confirmation, and the Season Finales of Beowulf, Vinyl, and Girls
Yahoo News - 11 months
What to watch on Friday, April 15... NEXT: Saturday, April 16 | Sunday, April 17 SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 12:01am Pacific, Netflix Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Kimmy is back in all her indefatigable spirit and '90s-centric point of reference, this season joined by guest stars including Anna Camp, David Cross, Jeff Goldblum, Amy Sedaris, creator Tina Fey, and many more. All 13 episodes stream today (you can read our review here). 6pm, Cartoon Network The Powerpuff Girls "Tiara Trouble" gives Townsville trouble from a tiara, because sometimes titles get right to the point. Specifically, the cursed headgear lays its whammy on the pageant of Beauty, Talent, and All-Around Flair. 8pm, The CW The Vampire Diaries Damon and Alaric road-trip it to Memphis in "One Way or Another." Ostensibly it has something to do with an escaped vampire and getting Stefan back, but I think they just want to indulge in blues, bourbon, BBQ, and bro-time. Elsewhere, Bonnie makes a valuable new friend in the psych ward whil ...
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About Last Night...
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I think all this focus on Iowa is ridiculous, but it ends up mattering because (almost) everyone agrees that it matters. Though how it matters is awfully tricky. Just ask Presidents Robertson, Huckabee and Santorum, As I understand things, last night was almost all bad news for a Democratic presidency and good news for Republicans. On the Democratic side, Hillary needed either to win or lose. Had she won, she would have looked "strong." Had she lost, she could have appeared humbled, which I think would have been a good thing for her, image-wise. Instead she is claiming a victory that does not exist and Sanders' side is both empowered and angrier. That will make a final (strong) resolution a bit more difficult in the end, especially if Bernie wins a strong victory in New Hampshire. But the really bad news was on the Republican side. I hold the widely shared belief that Marco Rubio is the only Republican who can both get the nomination and beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. ...
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Stage Door: <i>Noises Off, Our Mother's Brief Affair</i>
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The revival of Noises Off, one of the funniest Broadway shows, is killing them at the American Airlines Theater. A crackerjack cast and razor-sharp timing are key to Michael Frayn's backstage farce, a bedroom comedy that sends up theater, needy actors and behind-the-scenes hijinks with glee. It opens as a wacky road company is rehearsing Nothing On at the Weston-super-Mare theater in Britain. It's a silly romp, with actors starring as lovers (Megan Hilty and David Furr) in a country house, assumed to be empty. Its owners (Kate Jennings Grant and Jeremy Shamos) live in Spain to avoid taxes, so when they illicitly steal into their home, they barely avoid meeting each other. Throw in Andrea Martin as a soap-opera actress playing a kooky housekeeper and exasperated theater director (Campbell Scott) juggling both a complicated love life and a fraught production, and it's all chaos, all the time. Farce depends on split-second timing, especially since Frayn's play, particularly in ...
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What I Love: Megan Hilty, Broadway Star, at Home
NYTimes - about 1 year
Ms. Hilty, a star of “Noises Off” on Broadway, lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, Brian Gallagher, an actor and musician.
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Artistry in Dance: 'American Dance Machine' & 'Noises Off'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We struck gold twice in a matter of weeks -- my daughters, Lea and Sara, and I -- intoxicating artistry in dance at a pair of performances spanning the old and new year. Just on the cusp of New Year's Eve, we caught the final show of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's December run at the Joyce Theater; a three-o'clock matinee that packed the wallop of Times Square and a ball at midnight. The following weekend, we laughed ourselves senseless at a matinee of Roundabout Theater's revival of Noises Off at the Selwyn Theatre on 42nd Street (which Roundabout persists in calling the "American Airlines Theater" in an act of sacrilegiously poetic injustice). What a blast, though, two disparate shows with one thing in common: How they moved! Where American Dance Machine literally recreates the enchanting choreography of great Broadway musicals gone by, Noises Off reconstitutes the slapstick choreography of Michael Frayn's delirious three-act paean to the perils of simply making ...
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Theater: 'Skeleton Crew' X-Rays Detroit; 'Noises Off' and Some Laughter On
Huffington Post - about 1 year
SKELETON CREW *** out of **** NOISES OFF ** out of **** but *** or *** 1/2 if you've never seen it before SKELETON CREW *** out of **** ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY Playwright Dominique Morisseau triumphantly concludes her Detroit trilogy with Skeleton Crew, a look at a fading automobile plant in the winter of 2008. Obama has become President, but the car industry is reeling, something that's readily apparent for the shift workers of one of the smallest remaining factory lines in town. Times are tough and getting tougher: shifts are being cut, everyone is a paycheck or two away from the streets and Reggie has made the leap from factory floor to supervisor. That's enough responsibility to leave him stranded: management still sees him as a black man with one foot on the floor while most of the people on the floor see him as the Man, always trifling with them over minor infractions no matter how good their work on the line may be. Is life tense? Always. Michael Carnahan's excellent ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Megan Hilty
  • 2016
    Age 34
    On September 24, 2016, she announced that she is pregnant with her second child.
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    On July 7, 2016, Hilty appeared alongside Matthew Morrison for an evening with The New York Pops at the Forest Hills Stadium, Queens.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    Hilty gave birth to a girl, Viola Philomena Gallagher, on September 18, 2014.
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    In March 2014, she announced that she was expecting their first child.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    On November 2, 2013, Hilty married actor Brian Gallagher in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    On June 13, 2013, it was announced that Hilty would star alongside Sean Hayes in NBC sitcom Sean Saves the World.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2015, it was reported that Hilty would return to Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Noises Off, portraying Brooke Ashton. For her performance in the role, Hilty received nominations for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. That same year, she recurred as Charlene on Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
    Hilty released her debut solo album, It Happens All the Time, on March 12, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    In November 2012, it was announced that Hilty would appear on the album I'm Ready: The Songs of Rob Rokicki.
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    In May 2012, Hilty appeared in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, as a part of the Encores! staged concert series.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared as Lorelei Lee alongside performers Brennan Brown, Simon Jones and Rachel York. Hilty received rave reviews for her performance, with The New York Times rating her performance on par with those of Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe.
  • 2011
    Age 29
    In 2011, it was announced that she was cast in the NBC musical-drama series Smash, opposite Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, and Brian d'Arcy James.
    More Details Hide Details The series premiered on February 6, 2012 and aired for two seasons.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In 2010, Hilty confirmed that she would voice the character of the China Princess in the animated film Dorothy of Oz.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    Hilty also lent her talents in Rated RSO: The Music and Lyrics of Ryan Scott Oliver at The Boston Court Performing Arts Center in December 2009, alongside Lesli Margherita, Steve Kazee, Morgan Karr, Natalie Weiss, among others.
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    In 2009, Hilty appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation entitled "Deep Fried and Minty Fresh", playing a fast food manager helping out with a murder at Choozy's Chicken.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in two episodes of Desperate Housewives as the other woman to Carlos' boss.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    In 2008, Hilty joined Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, and Marc Kudisch in the musical adaptation of the 1980 film 9 to 5.
    More Details Hide Details The production was directed by Joe Mantello, with a pre-Broadway run at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, which opened on September 9, 2008. Hilty had participated in workshops and readings as the character Doralee Rhodes. The musical began preview performances on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on April 7, 2009, with an official opening on April 30, 2009, closing on September 6, 2009. For this role, Hilty was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
    She left the production on May 18, and was replaced by Erin Mackey, only to return on October 31, 2008, to close the production, which played its final performance January 11, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Hilty starred in the musical Vanities during its premiere engagement at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in Mountain View, California. In addition to her stage work, Hilty has made guest appearances on various television shows including The Closer, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Ugly Betty, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Desperate Housewives, and Shark. She was the singing voice of Snow White in the animated feature film Shrek the Third.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    Soon after, she originated the role in the Los Angeles sit-down production, which began previews on February 10, 2007, and opened February 21.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    She then reprised the role on the first national tour of the show from September through December 2006, replacing Kendra Kassebaum.
    More Details Hide Details She was succeeded by Christina DeCicco.
    After playing the role for a year, Hilty ended her run on May 28, 2006 and was succeeded by Kate Reinders.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    Hilty was in a relationship with actor Steve Kazee from 2005 until 2012.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    Shortly before graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Hilty auditioned for the musical Wicked. She moved to New York City after graduating, and in August 2004 made her Broadway debut as the standby for Glinda the Good Witch, before taking over the role from Jennifer Laura Thompson on May 31, 2005.
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    She graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2004, and is a member of Actors' Equity Association.
    More Details Hide Details She is a recipient of the National Society of Arts and Letters Award for Excellence in Musical Theater.
  • 1981
    Born on March 29, 1981.
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