Liza Minnelli has been tapped to guest star on “Smash,” Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, announced Tuesday.
The icon will guest-star as herself in the upcoming season of “Smash.” Minnelli will an original song with series regular Christian Borle.
“Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway,” said Greenblatt. “So what could be more fitting than to have her legendary talent on a show that celebrates a world Liza has dazzled for decades? 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 will appear in the episode titled “The Surprise Party,” which is slated to air in Spring 2013.
“Smash” season 2 premieres on Tuesday, February 5 at 10/9c on NBC.
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