Montego Glover was born in Macon, Georgia and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A graduate of Florida State University with a BFA in Music Theatre, Montego made her Broadway debut in the original Broadway cast of The Color Purple in the roles of Celie & Nettie. She created the role of Felicia Farrell in the Broadway hit musical Memphis and received a Tony Award Nomination for Lead Actress in a Musical as well as a Drama League Nomination and won both the Outer Critics’ Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for her performance. Montego won a second Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Ensemble) for her critically acclaimed run as Nina in the New York debut of The Royale at Lincoln Center Theater. She created the role of Annie Shepard in the new musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, and starred in the hugely successful 2016 Broadway revival of Les Miserables as Fantine. Currently, Montego is playing Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago Company of Hamilton.
While based in New York, Montego has been privileged to travel to a number of exciting theatre companies around the country including: La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Lincoln Center Theater, The Huntington Theatre, and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. And the productions have been as varied as the locations: Aida (4 productions in the role of Aida, IRNE Award-Best Actress in a Musical), Ragtime (2 productions in the role of Sarah), Dreamgirls (Lorrell), She Loves Me (Ms. Ritter), Oklahoma (Ado Annie), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Westside Story (Anita), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magadelene), Once On This Island (TiMoune, Helen Hayes Award Nomination), and The Royale (Nina, Craig Noel Award Nomination) among others.
Travel has also given Montego an impressive list of credits in concert work. She has been a Guest Artist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Center, Philadelphia Pops, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Caramoor Music Festival, the Smith Center in Las Vegas, Calgary Philharmonic, Sun Valley Summer Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and most recently the National Symphony Orchestra at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington DC.
While thriving in the theatre and concert work Montego also spends time in television, film, and commercials. On television Montego has appeared on Black Box, The Following, Hostages, Smash, Golden Boy, The Good Wife, White Collar, NYC 22, Law & Order, and Made In Jersey as well as several award winning programs for PBS including Memphis on Broadway. Montego’s numerous commercial campaigns include: Campbell’s Soup, Chase, Samsung, Verizon, Charmin, Subway, Nickelodeon, McDonald’s and Fruit of the Loom. And Montego has not been limited to voicing for products and networks, she has also lent her voice to video gaming with the Star Wars franchise. Projects include: Battlefront, Renegade Squadron & The Old Republic. And in the world of animation she can be heard voicing characters for Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go.
Montego has served on the Artists’ Committee for the Kennedy Center Honors, and recently joined the community efforts of the New York Pops by becoming a PopsEd Ambassador.