'Smash': Katharine McPhee 'grateful' for how post-'American Idol' career has gone


Katharine McPhee is finding her Broadway dreams satisfied by her new television series ... at least for now.The fifth-season "American Idol" runner-up plays a novice actress competing for the stage role of Marilyn Monroe on "Smash," NBC's new musical-drama series premiering Monday, Feb. 6. She says she's being asked often if making the show is fueling her own hopes of starring on the Great White Way."I studied musical theater in college for three semesters," McPhee tells Zap2it. "That was my major, so I love theater, but my goal has always been television and/or film. At this point, especially, this is like the best of both worlds. I'm on a TV show that's about Broadway, so I feel like I'm getting my fill."When -- I'm not going to say 'if,' because I know I will be on the stage one day -- when there comes a project that I feel is something really special and just...



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