'Smash' Star Megan Hilty Signs with Columbia Records
'Smash' Star Megan Hilty Signs with Columbia Records

The NBC actress joins co-star Katharine McPhee on the Sony label

After some seven years spent on Broadway (Wicked, 9 to 5) then a co-starring role on NBC's hit drama Smash, Megan Hilty can now call herself a major label recording artist.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the 30-year-old Bellevue, Washington native has been signed to Columbia Records through Sony subsidiary Masterworks, which has typically been the label home to classical music releases and, more recently, the likes of Wilson Phillips and Kristin Chenoweth.

She joins fellow Smash star Katharine McPhee in the Sony family. The American Idol alum signed with Columbia back in June 2011.

No word yet on when a debut album by Hilty may be due, but the actress has said that she's currently working on demos.

On Smash, Hilty's character Ivy Lynn, in the midst of workshops for a Marilyn Monroe musical, was recently visited by her mother, played by stage icon Bernadette Peters. Watch a clip here.

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