Taylor told Playbill.com, "I play Bobby, a snarky dancer in the ensemble of the musical centered around Marilyn Monroe in season 1."
Watch for an upcoming STAGE VIEWS column with Taylor.
"Smash," created by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar), will include original songs written by Tony-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can).
The pilot was directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) and was shot in New York City with multiple stage stars, including Megan Hilty (Wicked), Christian Borle (Legally Blonde) and Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek), as well as "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing. "American Idol" finalist Katharine McPhee also stars.
"Smash" will launch on NBC Feb. 6, 2012, at 10 PM ET.
As an actor, Taylor recently originated the role of Michael Mouse Tolliver in the world premiere of Tales of the City at the American Conservatory Theatre. On Broadway he created the roles of Lucas in The Addams Family and Franz in Rock of Ages (Theatre World Award/OCC nomination).
As a writer, Taylor wrote and co-created the popular industry spoof webseries "Billy Green," which boasted performances by Audra McDonald, Patrick Wilson, Kristin Chenoweth and Nathan Lane.