Per NBC, Hayes will play Terrence Falls, a comedic television and film star who is making his Broadway debut in the musical Liaisons, based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Due to a series of comic circumstances, he becomes a major thorn in the side for Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) and other characters (one of whom, presumably, will be Messing’s Julia).
NBC is keeping Hayes rather busy these days. The actor-producer is also set to recur on Up All Night as an accompanist who worked with Maya Rudolph’s Ava.
Smash is slated to return to NBC’s lineup at midseason.