May 29, 2016  

Jennifer Hudson Is a Broadway Star on 'Smash'

June 23, 2012 (2:42 am) GMT
The Effie White of 'Dreamgirls' lands a multi-episode arc in the second season of the NBC musical series.

"" has added another "" alumna to its cast ensemble. The -starring series has tapped in a recurring role of Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).

"We're thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to 'Smash'," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said on Friday, June 22. "This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business, and that's a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson. Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it."

Executive producer Steven Spielberg chimed in, "First '', now 'Smash'. I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC. It's wonderful to be reunited with her at DreamWorks Television and NBC."

Hudson, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Effie White in the 2006 film directed by Bill Condon, will make her first appearance on "Smash" in the season 2 premiere, which is slated for 2013 midseason. She joins real Broadway star Jeremy Jordan who has been early set to guest star as a very sexy Brooklyn-born singer with a self-destructive streak.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kanye West Robbed, Computers Stolen From His Studio
  2. 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Announces Big Reveal on May 31
  3. Dwayne Johnson Hints at Darker Hobbs in 'Fast and Furious 8' Image
  4. Paul Bettany Defends Johnny Depp Amid Amber Heard's Domestic Violence Accusations
  5. Khloe, Kourtney Kardashian, Tyga Celebrate Scott Disick's Birthday in Vegas
  6. Kate Beckinsale: Michael Bay Was Baffled Because 'My Boobs Weren't Bigger Than My Head'
  7. 'Maze Runner 3' Pushed Back to 2018 as Dylan O'Brien Is Still on the Mend After On-Set Accident
  8. PND Serenades Kylie Jenner After She Called Him Out for Deleting Her on Social Media