STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli on the Set of NBC's SMASH!
Entertainment superstar Liza Minnelli - winner of an Oscar, two Golden Globes, a Grammy, an Emmy and multiple Tony Awards - will guest-star as herself in NBC's musical drama SMASH in the upcoming season, and will sing an original song with series star Christian Borle that was written by the show's celebrated composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Minnelli recently appeared on the show's set to shoot a scene with stars Megan Hilty and Christian Borle. Click below to watch footage and interviews the Minnelli and the cast!
Minnelli's episode is titled "The Surprise Party" and will air later in Spring 2013.
"Smash" returns to the NBC lineup for a second season on Tuesday, February 5 (9-10 p.m. ET) and will continue in its regular time slot on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET). Minnelli joins other notable guest stars that have been announced for the show's next season, including Jennifer Hudson, Jesse L. Martin and Sean Hayes.
Minnelli is one of the rare entertainers who has earned an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award. She received an Oscar nomination for her performance in the film "The Sterile Cuckoo," and soon after won an Oscar as Best Actress for "Cabaret." Her other films include "Arthur," "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "Lady Luck" and "New York, New York." In 1972, Minnelli won an Emmy for her bravura performance in the television special "Liza with a 'Z': A Concert for Television." She appeared in several other television specials, including "Goldie and Liza Together," "An Evening with Liza Minnelli" and "Liza from London," among others.
On stage, Minnelli has won four Tonys for her work in "Flora the Red Menace" (becoming the youngest woman ever to win a leading actress award), "The Act" and a special Tony for "Liza at the Winter Garden" Minnelli starred in the show "Liza's at the Palace..." and won the Tony as Best Special Theatrical Event in 2009. She also earned a Golden Globe for Best Actress for "Cabaret" and another for her performance in the television movie "A Time to Live." Minnelli also was presented with a Grammy Legend Award. She continues to tour around the world, and appeared frequently on the TV series "Arrested Development."