Wilson worked frequently at the Metropolitan Opera in the 1950s, appearing in such operas as Lucia di Lamermoor, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Barber of Seville, and The Marriage of Figaro. In addition, she played the title role in the 1956 world premiere of The Ballad of Baby Doe in Colorado.
In the 1960s, Wilson turned her attention to musical theater, debuting in The Yearling. She would later appear on Broadway as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof and Miss Hannigan in Annie, as well as in Cry for Us All and I Remember Mama. She also appeared in 1983 in a one-night performance of The Ritz at Xenon.
There are no immediate survivors.