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Jesse L. Martin

 
Birth Place:
Rocky Mount, VA, USA
Bio:
Martin made his Broadway debut in Timon of Athens, and then performed in The Government Inspector with Lainie Kazan. While employed at the Moondance Diner, he met the playwright Jonathan Larson, who also worked on the restaurant's staff. In 1996, Larson's musical Rent took the Theatre World by ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 18, 1969 (53)

Birth Place: Rocky Mount, VA, USA

Bio:
Martin made his Broadway debut in Timon of Athens, and then performed in The Government Inspector with Lainie Kazan. While employed at the Moondance Diner, he met the playwright Jonathan Larson, who also worked on the restaurant's staff. In 1996, Larson's musical Rent took the Theatre World by ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2010
Gratiano
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2006
Tom Collins
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Macheath
  [West End]
London Production, 1998
Tom Collins
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Tom Collins
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Tom Collins
Tom Collins
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Prince of Fools/Clarinetist/Boy
  [Broadway]
1994
Abdulin
Panteleyeva (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1993
Alcibiades' Officer
Second Masseur
Alcibiades (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Producer

Photos

Jesse L. Martin, choreographer Sonya Tayeh and Wilson Jermaine Heredia Photo

Jesse L. Martin, choreographer Sonya Tayeh and Wilson Jermaine Heredia

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01/27/2019
Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin and Victor Garber  Photo

Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin and Victor Garber

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Date:
03/16/2017
Victor Garber, Jesse L. Martin, Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist Photo

Victor Garber, Jesse L. Martin, Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist

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Date:
03/16/2017
Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin and Victor Garber  Photo

Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin and Victor Garber

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Date:
03/16/2017
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin and Victor Garber Photo

Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin and Victor Garber

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Date:
03/16/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2010
Gratiano

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2010
Performer

  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2006
Tom Collins

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2003
Macheath

  [West End]
London Production, 1998
Tom Collins

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Tom Collins

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Tom Collins

Tom Collins

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Prince of Fools/Clarinetist/Boy

  [Broadway]
1994
Abdulin

Panteleyeva (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1993
Alcibiades' Officer

Second Masseur

Alcibiades (Understudy)

Productions

Producer

Jesse L. Martin Biography

Martin made his Broadway debut in Timon of Athens, and then performed in The Government Inspector with Lainie Kazan. While employed at the Moondance Diner, he met the playwright Jonathan Larson, who also worked on the restaurant's staff. In 1996, Larson's musical Rent took the Theatre World by storm, with Martin in the role of gay computer geek/philosophy professor Tom Collins. The 1990s update of Puccini's La Bohème earned six Drama Desk Awards, five Obie Awards, four Tony Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. From 1999 to 2008, he played Det. Ed Green on Law & Order. He had a brief hiatus at the end of the 2004-2005 season while he was filming the movie adaptation of Rent in which he reprised the role of Tom Collins. Martin's final episode of Law & Order aired April 23, 2008, as he was replaced by Anthony Anderson. Martin returned to NBC a year later, as the co-star of The Philanthropist. In 2012, Martin joined season two of Smash as Scott Nichols. Martin currently portrays Joe West in the superhero series The Flash. Martin sits on the board of trustees for the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation.




Jesse L. Martin News

Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala Photo Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

The Acting Company’s 50th Anniversary Gala celebrated the company’s impact across America and new artistic vision for the future on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale in New York City.

From the Winner's Circle: TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks LGBTQ+ Visibili Photo From the Winner's Circle: TAKE ME OUT Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks LGBTQ+ Visibility and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for TAKE ME OUT.

TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Ac Photo TAKE ME OUT's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for TAKE ME OUT. 

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party Photo VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been a treasured member of the Broadway community since his debut in the 1998 revival on On the Town. This season he returns to the stage as 'Mason' in Second Stage's revival of Take Me Out, in a performance which has earned him a career first- a Tony nomination!

The Acting Company Announces Actors' Career Stability Initiative Awarding Student Loa Photo The Acting Company Announces Actors' Career Stability Initiative Awarding Student Loan Debt Grants
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

 The Acting Company has announced the Actors’ Career Stability Initiative program for the 2022-23 season. With support from the Booth Ferris Foundation, all actors who accept a casting offer to join the 2022-23 national touring season and have a minimum of $10,000 in student loan debt will be eligible to apply for student loan debt relief.

The CW Network Releases Primetime Listings for the Week of May 22nd Photo The CW Network Releases Primetime Listings for the Week of May 22nd
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

Below are the CW Network's Primetime listings for the week of May 22nd. All times in the schedules are EST. 

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, BROADWAY RISING, and More on THE TONIG Photo VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, BROADWAY RISING, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

Award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his starring role in Broadway's revival of TAKE ME OUT and more. Ferguson also shares details about fatherhood, including footage of his son. He shares a story with Fallon's special guest co-host, singer Shawn Mendes, about attending the Oscars party.

The Acting Company Announces 50th Anniversary Gala Honoring Peter Darrow Photo The Acting Company Announces 50th Anniversary Gala Honoring Peter Darrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

The Acting Company has announced a celebration of the company’s half century of impact across America with a 50th Anniversary Gala to take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale (130 Bowery).

CW Primetime Listings Announced for the Week of April 24th Photo CW Primetime Listings Announced for the Week of April 24th
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 10, 2022

The CW has announced their Primetime listings for the week of April 24th. Check out the listing below. 

The Acting Company Announces Reading of SAM'S COMING By Kia Corthron Photo The Acting Company Announces Reading of SAM'S COMING By Kia Corthron
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

The Acting Company has announced the return of The Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series with Kia Corthron’s Sam’s Coming, which will receive a public reading on Monday, April 18 at 7:30 PM at The Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

Jesse L. Martin Videos

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party VideoVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on (Finally!) Being Invited to the Tonys Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been a treasured member of the Broadway community since his debut in the 1998 revival on On the Town. This season he returns to the stage as 'Mason' in Second Stage's revival of Take Me Out, in a performance which has earned him a career first- a Tony nomination!

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, BROADWAY RISING, and More on THE TONIG VideoVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks TAKE ME OUT, BROADWAY RISING, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

Award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his starring role in Broadway's revival of TAKE ME OUT and more. Ferguson also shares details about fatherhood, including footage of his son. He shares a story with Fallon's special guest co-host, singer Shawn Mendes, about attending the Oscars party.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita Are Having a Baby! VideoVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita Are Having a Baby!
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2020

On Thursday night's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, guest Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced that he and his husband are having a baby!

VIDEO: The CW Shares 'First Five' Trailer for THE FLASH VideoVIDEO: The CW Shares 'First Five' Trailer for THE FLASH
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019

The CW has shared the 'First Five' season trailer for The Flash!

VIDEO: Watch the 'Hit The Ground Running' Trailer for CW's THE FLASH VideoVIDEO: Watch the 'Hit The Ground Running' Trailer for CW's THE FLASH
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019

The CW has shared The Flash's Hit The Ground Running season trailer. Watch below!

VIDEO: The CW Shares 'Love Is Power' Trailer for THE FLASH VideoVIDEO: The CW Shares 'Love Is Power' Trailer for THE FLASH
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2019

The CW shares 'Love Is Power' trailer for The Flash, which premieres Tuesday, October 8.

VIDEO: The CW Shares the 'Cause and XS' Trailer from THE FLASH VideoVIDEO: The CW Shares the 'Cause and XS' Trailer from THE FLASH
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019

The CW has shared the 'Cause and XS' Trailer from The Flash, which is new Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He VideoBackstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He Turned Down!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 15, 2018

Many Broadway fans came to know stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson for his iconic portrayal of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. But in an alternate universe, a very different Broadway show might have been his big break. Below, Ferguson tells Richard Ridge all about that big decision that he had to make in 2005, and discusses his many other roles that have built his career. Watch the full interview below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Girls Night Out' Episode of THE FLASH VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Girls Night Out' Episode of THE FLASH
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 1, 2017

On the next episode of THE FLASH titled 'Girls Night Out', having received an ominous threat from her old boss, Amunet (guest star Katee Sackhoff), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) fears that her past time as Killer Frost may be back to haunt her.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - A Hero Is Reborn on THE FLASH Season 3, Premiering This October VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - A Hero Is Reborn on THE FLASH Season 3, Premiering This October
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 13, 2017

Barry is home and has a new suit. A hero is reborn when THE FLASH Season 3 premieres Tuesday October 10th on The CW! Check out a sneak peek below!


Jesse L. Martin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jesse L. Martin been in?
Jesse L. Martin has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Jesse L. Martin been in?
Jesse L. Martin has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Jesse L. Martin's first West End show?
Jesse L. Martin's first West End show was Rent which opened in 1998