Former Law and Order actor Jesse L. Martin is returning to his NBC roots after landing a reoccurring role on NBC’s musical drama Smash. Martin will be playing Scott Welker an artistic and often misunderstood director of a theater company who has quite a history with some of the characters and eventually it’s rumored he will be in a romantic relationship with Debra Messing’s character Julia.
Martin is actually just one of the known names coming to the show this season as guest stars joining him loss of the Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes and possibly a few others.
Martin has strong Broadway credentials after all he was an original cast member of hit musical Rent among other stage roles.
It’s nice to see Smash incorporating veteran Broadway actors into the show to give it a more believable feel.