News Exclusive: Katharine McPhee Gives Us a Sneak Peek of Smash By Bronwyn Barnes Bronwyn Barnes Instagram Twitter Bronwyn is the VP of Commerce for Health and Beauty at Dotdash Meredith and joined the team in 2021. She is a professional storyteller and digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in print, digital and social media. Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Bronwyn was co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of a boutique content agency, combining editorial style and brand marketing principles to create custom digital and social media content for brands like Hilton Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Bulgari. She was the founding social media editor of InStyle's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and architect of early social media brand partnerships with brands like Target, Lionsgate Films, and Essie. Bronwyn has also worked as an editor and writer, at InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Travel + Leisure, and more. Bronwyn earned a B.A. in literature and sociology from Queen's University at Kingston. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on December 16, 2011 @ 10:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy of NBC [vodpod id=Video.15824797&w=640&h=385&fv=] Let her entertain you! Katharine McPhee is ready to show off the full range of her talent in Smash, a spectacular new TV series about the making of a Broadway musical. The singer/actress stars as Karen Cartwright, a Midwestern girl looking to make it big on the Great White Way. "What I love about the show is that it’s about dreams," says McPhee, who got her first taste of fame as a contestant on Season 5 of American Idol. "And how no dream is too big." Watch the video above for an exclusive look at the singing, the stars—keep your eyes peeled for Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston!—and the backstage drama, and mark your calendars for the premiere of NBC's Smash on Monday, February 6th at 10/9c.