NBC is taking a page from the GLEE playbook by introducing a new series centered on the world of Broadway musical theater. Executive-produced by STEVEN SPIELBERG, SMASH follows the conception and theatrical mounting of a musical production based on the life of screen legend MARILYN MONROE. DEBRA MESSING and ANGELICA HUSTON headline a cast that also includes AMERICAN IDOL finalist KATHARINE McPHEE and WICKED star MEGAN HILTY.
Both McPHEE and HILTY are revelations in roles that fit like a glove and lend a real authenticity to their original musical material. Known primarily as a recording artist, McPHEE sat down with us recently at the Television Critics Association press event to talk about her STEVEN SPIELBERG ‘connection’ and how this job came about.
SMASH makes its series debut on NBC-TV 2/6