smash-nbc-tv-showPremiering tonight on NBC, SMASH is a new series centered on the world of Broadway musical theater. Executive-produced by STEVEN SPIELBERG, the series 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.
As one of the young actresses up for the lead in the show-within-a-show, HILTY took the job very seriously. During our recent interview, she talked about the extensive research she did on the iconic superstar, MARILYN MONROE.

SMASH debuts tonight on NBC