Nick Jonas to Return to SMASH for Season Finale 5/14
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nick Jonas will reprise his guest starring role as 'Lyle West' in the May 14 season finale of SMASH on NBC.
Jonas last appeared on the February 27th episode, playing Lyle West, a sitcom star who started as a child actor, and strikes a deal to invest in the show's Marilyn Monroe musical. SMASH airs Mondays at 10pm on NBC.
The series stemmed from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg ("ER," "Schindler's List"). The pilot was written by acclaimed playwright/screenwriter Theresa Rebeck ("Mauritius," "NYPD Blue"). David Marshall Grant ("Brothers and Sisters"), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning "Chicago," "Hairspray") and Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey ("United States of Tara," "The Borgias") also serve as executive producers. Original songs are written by Tony and Grammy Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Hairspray," "Catch Me If You Can"), who serve as executive producers as well.
Nick Jonas is currently starring in the Broadway revival of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". He launched his professional career at age 8 as ‘Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim' in A Christmas Carol and followed it up with roles in the Broadway productions of Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast and Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire. In the last year, he's returned to his roots on the live stage, taking on the role of ‘Marius' in London's West End production of Les Misérables as well as at the 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2 Arena. Recently, he starred as ‘Link Larkin' alongside Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur in the Hollywood Bowl's production of Hairspray.
The 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING currently stars Nick Jonas as J. Pierrepont Finch, Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning star of screen, television and stage Beau Bridges as J.B. Biggley, and making his Broadway debut, star of stage and television's "Ugly Betty," Michael Urie as Bud Frump. The trio joins Rose Hemingway in her Broadway debut as Jonas' onstage romantic interest Rosemary Pilkington, 2011 Tony nominee Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue, Rob Bartlett as Twimble/Wally Womper, Mary Faber as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones, 2011 Emmy Award winner Michael Park as Bert Bratt, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper making his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator.