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 production 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. And a special Outer Critics’ Circle Honor for the role of Ovetta in All The Natalie Portmans, a new play produced by MCC Theater making its New York debut. She created the role of Annie Shepard in the new musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, and starred in the most recent Broadway revival of Les Miserables as Fantine, as well as a thrilling run as Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago Company of Hamilton. Currently, Montego can be heard on Entergalactic, a new highly anticipated animated film streaming now on Netflix. And she is currently playing The Witch in the smash Broadway revival of Into The Woods.
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 Geffen Playhouse. 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, National Symphony in Washington DC, Philadelphia Orchestra, 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, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Montego made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia.
While thriving in the theatre and concert work Montego also spends time in television, film, and commercials. Currently, she can been seen on Netflix's Inventing Anna and NBC's Blacklist. She has appeared on Bull, Evil, 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: Stella Artois, 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, animation, scripted audio and narration. Gaming projects include: Battlefront, Renegade Squadron & The Old Republic all for the Star Wars franchise. Fans of the Rebel Girls Book Series can hear Montego on Goodnight Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real Life Tales Of Black Girl Magic for Audible. Scripted audio projects include: Holiday Greetings from Sugar & Booze, also on Audible. 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 Lincoln Center Theatre. She is a New York Pops PopsEd Ambassador and a member of the Broadway Green Alliance.
Most recently, Montego was installed as an Exhibition at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center & African American Museum in her hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.