937 Well, here’s to you, Will Chase on Smash! PODCAST INTERVIEW

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Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn (as Marilyn Monroe), Will Chase as Michael Swift (as Joe DiMaggio) -- Photo by: Will Hart/NBC

Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn (as Marilyn Monroe), Will Chase as Michael Swift (as Joe DiMaggio) (Photo: Will Hart/NBC)

See if you can finish off this threesome:

Mrs. Robinson.

Mr. Coffee.

And… ?

If you were going to say Joe DiMaggio, you’d be correct.

WILL CHASE podcast excerpt: “What happens at the end of Smash episode 15? Yeah, like I’m gonna tell you! It’s a nice, juicy, soapy cliffhanger.” 

What’s the connection? It’s just that when I think of Joe D., I always hear Simon and Garfunkel singing the theme song to The Graduate. And I picture the Yankee Clipper pitching coffeemakers to my mother’s generation of homemakers.

After tonight, I wonder if the threesome will be a foursome, as Broadway veteran Will Chase steps into the role of DiMaggio in the “Marilyn” musical being rehearsed on the NBC musical series “Smash,” which airs Mondays at 10 p.m.

But Chase’s character, Michael Swift, isn’t just an anonymous actor; he’s the former flame of Debra Messing’s character.

Signal the dramatic Broadway tension!

Enter Mr. DiMaggio, Smash, NBC, Will Chase

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As for Chase, he has starred in many Broadway productions, including Rent, Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty and more. TV audiences may remember him best in the recurring role as cancer-stricken Pat Mahoney on “Rescue Me.”


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