Liza Minnelli will guest star during the upcoming season of Smash. She's expected to play herself and sing at least one song in the NBC series that focuses on the backstage life of a creative team working to create a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe.
Network entertainment head Bob Greenblatt says in a statement, "Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway. So what could be more fitting than to have her legendary talent on a show that celebrates a world Liza has dazzled for decades?"
Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Katharine McPhee are the stars ofSmash, which returns on February 5th. There's no word whether Liza's episode will be the season opener.