Rubin-Vega to Appear on NBC’s “Smash”

Daphne Rubin-Vega will be having a smashing year on television in 2013…

The 42-year-old Panamanian actress and two-time Tony Award-nominated actress/singer will be appearing on the second season of NBC’s musical drama Smash, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Daphne Rubin-Vega

Rubin-Vega—who played a heroin-addicted 19-year-old with HIV who works as an exotic dancer in the original Broadway production of Rent—will play a Broadway publicist on the series.

Rubin-Vega began her musical career as the lead singer of Pajama Party, a Latin freestyle group that placed three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989 and 1990.

She most recently appeared on Broadway in a new revival of Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire, in which she played the role of Stella Kowalski opposite Blair Underwood as Stanley.

The second season of Smash returns in early 2013.

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