Kathie Lee Gifford On 'Smash': 'Today' Co-Host Will Perform (PHOTOS)

04/16/2013 10:34 am ET

Kathie Lee Gifford is trading Hoda Kotb for a little Marilyn Monroe action on "Smash."

The co-host of the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" will guest star as herself in the Saturday, April 27 episode of the NBC musical drama, titled "The Producers."

In new "Smash" photos, Gifford is in full Marilyn Monroe costume, rehearsing with Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty), the star of the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical "Bombshell."

Click through the slideshow below for more photos of Gifford in action and for a look at guest star Matthew Broderick -- he appears as himself -- and the return of Leo (Emory Cohen), Julia's (Debra Messing) son.

"Smash" airs Saturdays, 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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