Liza Minnelli brings her talents to 'Smash'
November 13th, 2012
04:19 PM ET

Liza Minnelli brings her talents to 'Smash'

"Smash" has lined up a smashing showbiz legend for a guest role.

Liza Minnelli will star as herself on the NBC drama, which chronicles the backstage happenings of a Marilyn Monroe-inspired musical, in an episode called "The Surprise Party" that's slated to air in the spring.

The Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe and multiple Tony-winner will sing an original song with Christian Borle, who stars as Tom Levitt, the writing partner and longtime friend of Debra Messing's Julia Houston.

"[W]hat could be more fitting than to have her legendary talent on a show that celebrates a world Liza has dazzled for decades?" said Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. "I had the pleasure of working with Liza when we restored her landmark television special ‘Liza With a Z’ at Showtime, and to see her artistry up close and personal is a thing to behold.”

Minnelli's powerhouse vocals aren't all "Smash" has in store. The second season will also feature appearances from Jennifer Hudson, Jesse L. Martin and Sean Hayes.

The series returns to NBC February 5 at 9 p.m. ET.


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  1. TWITTERNZ T

    THATS SPEILBERGZ #BABY "SMASH" NOT LIEZA!!! OH FELLOW BLOGIANZ AC/DC IS ON OLE ASXIZ TV!!! SUPPURT UR LOCAL DISH PROVIDER!!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Leon Peris

    Liza taught David Karate!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Evangenital

    Liza's voice is done. There's nothing left. And she makes a shhhhh sound when she talks.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. alot of guys are like that too...

    always drunk

    November 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Liza has talents??? I thought her only talent was her ability to stay drop dead drunk 24/7.

    November 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. i rather bang liza

    then take a gamble with rihanna (hipps)

    November 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |

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