NBC's Musical Midseason Smash Cues Up Nick Jonas, Bernadette Peters
The network has announced that Nick Jonas (Camp Rock, Jonas L.A.) will guest-star in the role of Lyle West, “a hot sitcom star who started his career as a child actor in a Broadway show” that was written and directed by two of the show’s core (and most argumentative) characters — Christian Borle’s Tom and Jack Davenport’s Derek.
Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, meanwhile, has signed on to play Leigh Conroy, a one-time “theater sensation” reduced to living out her dreams through her ingenue daughter Ivy (played by series regular Megan Hilty).
Both Jonas and Peters will sing in their respective episodes.
Smash, which follows a group of Broadway types attempting to launch a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, is set to premiere Monday, Feb. 6 at 10/9c. Check out a tantalizing trailer below!