casting

Meet Debra Messing’s New ‘Will’

Co-starring with Debra Messing in NBC’s new pilot Smash, where she plays a Broadway lyricist working on a Marilyn Monroe musical, will be Christian Borle, the Broadway actor who once hugged Zachary Quinto in Angels In America. (Jack Devenport, Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee are also on board.) Borle played straight in Legally Blonde opposite Laura Bell Bundy, so you know his new project is going to get all sorts of scrutiny from Ramin Setoodeh.