jennifer hudson*Jennifer Hudson is again getting her acting and singing on.

The singer just landed a gig with NBC’s “Smash” musical series as “Veronica Moore.”

An award winning Broadway star, Moore influences Karen, played by Hudson’s fellow “American Idol” contestant Katharine McPhee, and Ivy, played by Megan Hilty.

“This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it.”

Hudson’s role will be recurring for the next season in 2013.