Jesse L. Martin

Birth Place: Rocky Mount, VA, USA

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Jesse L. Martin 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 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.

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Jesse L. Martin 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)

Jesse L. Martin Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Producer

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John Douglas Thompson & Nicole Ari Parker to Lead Red Bull Theater's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!

THE COLOR PURPLE Tops NAACP Image Award Nominations - Full List of Nominees!

The NAACP Image Award Nominations have been announced, with The Color Purple leading with a total of 16 nominations, with nods for Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, and more. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kara Young, Reynaldo Piniella & More to Star in HAMLET Reading at The Acting Company 

The Acting Company has revealed the cast for their reading of Hamlet. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld January 18, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is January 18, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Broadway Icon Adam Pascal Announces Tour Date At Fox Cities P.A.C.

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced the addition of Adam Pascal to the Spotlight Series with a scheduled performance on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kimberly-Clark Theater. 

Broadway Streaming Guide: Holidays 2023 - Where to Watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL & More

From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Attends MODERN FAMILY Daughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmons's School Play

According to an Instagram post on his account, Jesse Tyler Ferguson reunited with his Modern Family TV daughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmon when he attended her high school production of The Burn last week.

The Acting Company to Present Annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series

The Acting Company will present their annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series, featuring a trio of unique Shakespeare interpretations. Get all the details about this exciting event in New York City.

Interview: Playwright Samuel Baum Wholeheartedly invites You to His ENGAGEMENT PARTY

Up next at The Geffen Playhouse, Samuel Baum’s The Engagement Party West Coast premieres October 12, 2023 (with previews already in progress). Darko Tresnjak directs the cast of: Richard Bekins, Bella Heathcote, Brian Lee Huynh, Mark Jacobson, Wendie Malick, Brian Patrick Murphy, Jonah Platt and Lauren Worsham. Samuel squeezed out some time from rehearsals and previews to answer a few of my queries.

NBC Reveals THE IRRATIONAL Premiere Day Themed 'Girl Dinner'

In the high-stakes universe of “The Irrational” where tensions often arise, NBC has diligently crafted the perfect ‘Girl Dinner’ blend of treats to help each armchair detective unwind while also satisfying their cravings for suspenseful thrills and delightful flavors.

Scoop: Coming Up on the Series Premiere of THE IRRATIONAL on NBC - Monday, September 25, 2023

Get all the scoop on THE IRRATIONAL, airing on NBC on Monday, September 25, 2023! “The Irrational” follows world-renowned professor of behavioral science Alec Mercer (Jesse L. Martin) as he lends his unique expertise on an array of high-stakes cases involving governments. Watch a video preview now!

Broadway Streaming Guide: September 2023 - Where to Stream THE LITTLE MERMAID & More

This September, Broadway fans can wind down from summer with a new lineup of television shows, movies, and albums to stream. From a new Prime Video film starring Bette Midler to the new cast recording of Sweeney Todd, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Photos: First Look at RENT Star Jesse L. Martin in NBC's New Series THE IRRATIONAL

A new spin on the procedural genre, “The Irrational” follows world-renowned professor of behavioral science Alec Mercer (RENT star Jesse L. Martin) as he lends his unique expertise on an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement and corporations. Check out the photos now!

Full Cast & Creative Team Unveiled for The Acting Company's World Premiere of Lisa Peterson's ODYSSEY 

The Acting Company has revealed the full cast and creative team for Lisa Peterson's world premiere of ODYSSEY. Get all the details and book your tickets now.

Introducing the Cast and Creative Team of ODYSSEY at Marin Theatre Company

Get an exclusive look at the star-studded cast and talented creative team of ODYSSEY at Marin Theatre Company. Meet the actors and creatives bringing this epic story to life in a captivating stage adaptation. Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness their incredible talents in action.

Tatiana Wechsler, Kaliswa Brewster & More to Star in THREE SISTERS AFTER CHEKHOV Reading at The Acting Company

The Acting Company has announced the complete cast for the reading of Mustapha Matura's new play Three Sisters After Chekhov. This is a part of the Reading Series in honor of The Acting Company's 50th anniversary. 

Ezra Knight & Sara Bareilles Join The Acting Company's Annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala

Ezra Knight will host The Acting Company’s annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala, featuring a performance by Sara Bareilles. See how to purchase tickets!

Rainn Wilson And Dakin Matthews to be Honored at The Acting Company's Annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala

Rainn Wilson will receive the Joan M. Warburg Award Honor and that Dakin Matthews will receive the John Houseman Award Honor, as part of The Acting Company’s annual Reimagined Renaissance Gala on April 24, 2023 at Capitale.

Kelley Curran, Ben Horner, Elizabeth Stahlmann & More to Star in THE MISANTHROPE Reading at The Acting Company

The Acting Company has announced the cast for their reading of The Misanthrope. Molière's classic play is translated by Neil Bartlett and directed by The Acting Company's Producing Director Devin Brain.

SUNSET BOULEVARD & More Lead Washington DC's January Top Picks

Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's picks include Sunset Boulevard, Ride The Cyclone and more!

Jesse L. Martin FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jesse L. Martin has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Jesse L. Martin has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

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