Hurlbert is best known as the runner-up on the reality competition series Legally Blonde - The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. She also understudied the parts of Elle and Margot on Broadway. Ultimately, Hurlbert did headline as Elle Woods in a 2012 version of the production, directed by Denis Jones.
Hurlbert"s other Broadway credits include the first national tour of the musical Little Women, and numerous regional and touring credits, including: Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Eponine in Les Miserablés, and the Mistress in Evita.
Hurlbert starred as Rachel Hughes in the 2010 award-winning film SuddenDeath!, directed by Adam Hall. In Fall 2010, Hurlbert co-starred with Phylicia Rashad in Marcus Gardley’s new play: every tongue confess, directed by Kenny Leon.
Hurlbert received critical acclaim for originating the role of Benny Pride. Hilton Als of The New Yorker characterized her performance as “phenomenal”.
Tomorrow Morning, with book, music and lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe is a new musical about two couples.
In 2012, Hurlbert starred as Sibyl in Noël Coward"s Private Lives at the Huntington Theater in Boston, directed by Maria Aitken. This very successful production has been slated to return to the stage in 2014 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington District of Columbia Also in 2012, Hurlbert starred as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The Musical at the North Carolina Theatre. She teamed up again with Hall in 2013 as a scientist named Taylor in the web-series Research, alongside Barry Bostwick and Doug Jones.
Hurlbert played Samantha in the new Office-Broadway musical Nobody Loves You, at Second Stage Theatre.
Hurlbert appeared in National Broadcasting Company"s The Sound of Music Live! special on 12/5/2013. In Spring 2014, Hurlbert reprised her role as Sibyl in "Private Lives", again under the direction of Maria Aiken.
This production played at the Lansburg Theatre, part of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, District of Columbia. Hurlbert is currently starring Office-Broadway in "lieutenant"s Only Kickball, Stupid", directed by Adam Fitzgerald.