The curtains have closed, Bombshell and Hit List won their Tony Awards, and the cast made a “Big Finish”. However, with so many talented stars on Broadway and television, fans might wonder what is next for the Smash cast. I am one of those curious fans and decided to do some research and here is all you need to know about the future of the Smash stars:
Katherine McPhee – Karen Cartwright
The American Idol-alum is currently in the studio filming her fourth album with the writing talents of One Republic’s Ryan Tedder (who guest starred and co-wrote the song “Touch Me” on Smash), Linda Perry, and Sia. Katherine is also set to star in the thriller film Depravity.
Megan Hilty – Ivy Lynn
Megan just released her album It Happens All The Time in March. She will also be in the animated movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return voicing The China Princess, due out May of next year. Megan will also be in the reading of the Broadway revival of Can-Can.
Debra Messing – Julia Houston
Debra is co-starring in the new CBS comedy pilot based off the Israeli series Mother’s Day. She is playing a mother who is trying to balance everything in her life. She is also dating Smash co-star Will Chase.
Christian Borle – Tom Levitt
Christian has been cast in the Encores! musical Little Me at the New York City Center, opening on February 5th next year. This is Neil Simon’s very first musical, about a self-made celebrity named Belle who is pursuing fame and wealth among seven suitors.
Krysta Rodriguez – Ana Vargus
Krysta is on Broadway this summer in the musical First Date co-starring with Zachery Levi of the TV show Chuck. Performances started on July 9th with an opening of August 8th at the Longacre Theater.
Leslie Odom Jr. – Sam Strickland
Leslie is starring in the Public Theater’s musical Venice with other Broadway stars Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Damiano, and Claybourne Elder. Venice is half epic romance and half political, about a man who fights deceit and sibling rivalry. Leslie is also working on his debut album.
No matter stage or screen, Smash had a very dedicated following and brought attention to the Broadway community on national television. Fans should continue to support this cast by buying their albums and seeing them on Broadway and on the big or small screen. Though the show is over, these amazing talented actors will continue to be your stars.