Krysta Rodriquez

NBC continues to add more real-life Broadway stars to its musical series Smash.

Krysta Rodriguez is the latest addition, signing on as a series regular for Season 2, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Rodriguez, whose stage credits include The Addams Family and A Chorus Line, will play Ana, the new roommate to Karen (Katharine McPhee). Like her new roomie, Ana is trying to make a name for herself on Broadway.

Jennifer Hudson heads to Smash for multi-episode arc

Rodriguez — who appeared in one episode of Gossip Girl, where she worked with new Smash showrunner Josh Safran — joins the previously cast Broadway vets Andy Mientus and Jeremy Jordan, along with Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson.

Smash returns to NBC midseason.