VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jesse L. Martin on Tonight's SMASH
Jesse L. Martin guests on tonight's episode of the NBC musical dramedy SMASH titled 'Musical Chairs.' In the episode, new circumstances give rise to conflicts as Karen (Katharine McPhee), Tom (Christian Borle), Julia (Debra Messing) and Derek (Jack Davenport) adjust to their new surroundings. Tensions at "Liaisons" are also coming to a boil, ensuring that the show will find its place in Broadway history.
Meanwhile, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) may have found the key to saving "Bombshell" with the help of her daughter, Katie (guest star Grace Gummer). Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus also star. Sean Hayes, Daniel Sunjata and Grace Gummer also guest star. Get a sneak peek below!
After an extensive career on Broadway in "Rent" and other productions, Martin initially attracted attention on television for his portrayal of a Doctor Who was the love interest for the title character in "Ally McBeal." He then played Detective Ed Green on "Law & Order" from 1999 to 2008 and later starred on the series "The Philanthropist."
Martin later returned to the stage in "The Merchant of Venice" and "A Winter's Tale" at The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. He accompanied "The Merchant of Venice" when it was later staged at the Broadhurst Theater in New York.
"Smash" is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire - to be a "Smash."
In Season 2, the "Bombshell" team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, including producer Eileen Rand (Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston, "Prizzi's Honor"), writers Tom Levitt (Tony Award winner Christian Borle, "Peter and the Starcatcher") and Julia Houston (Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, "Will & Grace"), last-minute star Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee, "American Idol") and director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport, "Pirates of the Caribbean"). But, they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past.
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