Laura Benanti, Jeffrey Tambor, the "Smash" cast, Sean Hayes and many more were on hand May 16 as NBC previewed its 2011-2012 primetime offerings.
Benanti is featured in "The Playboy Club." The drama revolves around "working-class bunnies (Amber Heard, Jenna Dewan) and the men who love them (Eddie Cibrian) in the 1960s, where crooners, mob bosses, politicians and Chicago's elite play." Benanti plays a singer in the Playboy Club.
"'Smash' is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theatre as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire — to be a 'Smash.'" The show features Megan Hilty, Debra Messing, Christian Borle and more. Other Broadway names on hand were Cherry Jones and B.D. Wong, who star in "Awake," and Jeffrey Tambor, who appears on the series "Bent" with Amanda Peet.
Here is a look at the starry event:
Laura Benanti, Jeffrey Tambor, "Smash" Cast, Sean Hayes and More at NBC Season Preview