Daphne Rubin-Vega Will Guest Star on Second Season of NBC's "Smash"

By Michael Gioia
05 Oct 2012

Daphne Rubin-Vega
Daphne Rubin-Vega

Two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega, who originated the role of Mimi Marquez in Broadway's Rent, will guest star on the second season of the NBC musical drama "Smash," according to EW.com.

Rubin-Vega, who was Tony-nominated for her performances in Rent and Anna in the Tropics, will play a Broadway publicist on the series. According to EW.com, she will not appear in any scenes with former Rent co-star Jesse L. Martin, and she will not sing.

Rubin-Vega has also been seen on Broadway in The Rocky Horror Show, Les Misérables and, most recently, A Streetcar Named Desire. Her television credits include "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "New York Undercover," among others. 

She will join previously announced Season Two additions "Hairspray" actress Nikki Blonsky, stage and screen actor Martin (Rent), Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, Tony Award nominees Jeremy Jordan and Sean Hayes, and Andy Mientus of Off-Broadway's Carrie.



For the series' second season, Josh Safran succeeds Theresa Rebeck (Seminar) as showrunner — the person in charge of all aspects of the story.

Before "Smash" returns to NBC, read Playbill.com's weekly recap of the series, The "Smash" Report, beginning with the show's Season One finale.