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David Marshall Grant

Immediately after graduating from the Yale School of Drama, DAVID MARSHALL GRANT's first paying job was as Richard Gere's lover in the Broadway play Bent. On the stage, Grant is most notable for his portrayal of Joe Pitt in the first Broadway production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. The role earned him a 1994 Tony Award nomination as Best Actor (Featured Role – Play). In 1998, Grant began a career as a writer. His first play, Snakebit, premiered at NYC's Grove Street Playhouse and subsequently transferred to the Century Theatre. The play was nominated for the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and was also nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award. His second play, Current Events, was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club in 2000. His most recent play, Pen, opened in 2006 at Playwrights Horizons. Also in 2006, he began working for the ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters as a screenwriter, story editor and (as of season 2 in September 2007), a series producer. In October 2009, he was named 'Head Showrunner'. The show was co-produced by Ken Olin whom Grant had worked with on thirtysomething many years earlier. In 2012, he was a writer and producer on the NBC musical series Smash. (As of October 2013)