Law & Order Alum Jesse L. Martin to Recur on ‘Smash’

Over the last few months, NBC has been releasing announcements about several interesting guest stars who will be appearing in the musical drama Smash when it returns on NBC this coming spring as well as the departures of some of the season one cast.

The latest addition to that list, which includes Sean Hayes (‘Will & Grace’) and Jennifer Hudson (‘Dreamgirls’), will be ‘Law & Order’ alum Jesse L. Martin.

According to Deadline, Martin will play Scott Welker, an Artistic Director of a theatre company who has a history with a couple of the characters and who may end up getting involved with Julia Houston (Debra Messing).

Besides his work on the long-running Dick Wolf flagship series, he has appeared in episodes of ‘Ally McBeal’ and in the short-lived drama ‘The Philanthropist’. Martin actually got his big break in the well-known Broadway play ‘Rent’.

NBC has yet to announce an official airdate for the second season of ‘Smash’, but it is expected for mid-season.