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By Bob Andelman
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:
If you were going to say Joe DiMaggio, you?d be correct.
WILL CHASE audio excerpt: “What happens at the end of Smash episode 15? Yeah, like I’m gonna tell you! It’s a nice, juicy, soapy cliffhanger.”
Will Chase interview with Mr. Media, Bob Andelman, March 5, 2012
You can LISTEN to this interview with actor WILL CHASE, guest star of NBC’s SMASH, by clicking the audio player above!
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!
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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.?
Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).