Jeremy Jordan (stage actor)
Jordan at the Joyful Noise premiere in 2012
|Born||Jeremy Michael Jordan
November 20, 1984
Corpus Christi, Texas
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
|Spouse(s)||Ashley Spencer (m. 2012)|
Jeremy Michael Jordan (born November 20, 1984) is an American actor and singer. He has performed on Broadway and in television and film, as well as in other theatrical productions. He is best known for the roles of Jack Kelly in the 2012 musical Newsies and Clyde Barrow in the 2011 musical Bonnie & Clyde.
Jordan was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. His parents divorced when he was young, and he lived in low-income housing, with his brother, Joey, sister, Jessa, and mother, Debbie (Stone). Jordan is Jewish on his mother's side (her family had immigrated from Russia, Latvia, and Lithuania). He was a "straight A student", and graduated from Mary Carroll High School, where he was an active member of the choir. Later, he graduated from Ithaca College, where he earned a BFA in musical theatre.
Jordan sang as a teenager, also beginning to act in high school. In 2008, he starred as Alex in The Little Dog Laughed at Hartford Theatreworks, for which he received a Connecticut Critics' Circle Nomination. Later in the same year, he played the role of Tom Sawyer in Big River at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. He appeared in the Broadway cast of Rock of Ages in 2009. He also made a 2008 television appearance, guest starring on NBC's Law & Order: SVU in the episode "Streetwise".
Jordan starred as an alternate for the leading role of Tony in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story. He also starred as Clyde Barrow in the 2010 pre-Broadway Sarasota, Florida tryout of the new musical, Bonnie & Clyde by Frank Wildhorn and Don Black. He debuted the role of Clyde when the show opened on Broadway on December 1, 2011. The show closed on December 30, 2011 after 36 performances. He played Jack in the stage version of Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in September and October 2011.
Jordan reprised the lead role as Jack Kelly in Disney's Newsies on Broadway, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Newsies opened at the Nederlander Theatre on March 29, 2012. For the role, Jordan was nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. He was also nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album as a principal soloist on the Newsies original cast album.
It was announced in June 2012 that Jordan would be joining the cast of NBC's Smash for season two playing Jimmy. He initially filmed episodes for Smash while simultaneously performing in Newsies until it was announced in August 2012 that his final performance in the musical would be September 4.
He appeared in the Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis staged concert A Bed and A Chair for Encores! at New York City Center from November 13 through 17, 2013. The concert was directed by John Doyle and also featured Cyrille Aimée, Norm Lewis and Bernadette Peters. In December 2013, Jordan appeared in Hit List, a concert presentation of the fictional musical created for the second season of Smash.
|2009||Rock of Ages||Swing||Brooks Atkinson Theatre
March 17, 2009 – December 13, 2009
|2009||West Side Story||Tony (alternate)||Palace Theatre
December 16, 2009 – October 10, 2010
|2011||Bonnie & Clyde||Clyde Barrow||Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
November 4, 2011 – December 30, 2011
|2012||Newsies||Jack Kelly||Nederlander Theatre
March 15, 2012 – September 4, 2012
|2012||Joyful Noise||Randy Garrity|
|TBA||The Last 5 Years||Jaime Wellerstein|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Doug Walshen||Episode: "Streetwise"|
|2011||Submissions Only||Levi Murney||Episode: "The Miller/Hennigan Act"|
|2013||Smash||Jimmy Collins||Lead role (17 episodes)|
|2013||Elementary||Joey Castoro||Episode: "Solve for X"|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Grammy Award||Best Musical Theatre Album (principal soloist)||Newsies||Nominated|
|2012||Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Bonnie & Clyde||Nominated|
|Theatre World Awards||Outstanding Debut||Won|
|Tony Award||Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical||Newsies||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
- Cohen, Patricia. "Just a Little Moonlighting on Broadway", The New York Times, September 15, 2011
- Ithaca alumni
- Wontorek, Paul. "Get to Know Broadway’s Next Matinee Idol, Newsies and Bonnie & Clyde Star Jeremy Jordan", Broadway.com, September 22, 2011
- "Photo Preview: The Little Dog Laughed at Theater Works Hartford", BroadwayWorld.com
- Jeremy Jordan IBDb.com
- "West Side Story's New Tonys", Playbill.com
- Handleman, Jay. "Bonnie and Clyde Steal the Show", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 21, 2010
- "'Bonnie and Clyde' Guilty AS in Pleasure" playbill.com
- "Bonnie & Clyde Will Close on Dec. 30". The New York Times. 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
- "Disney's Newsies, The Musical", Papermill Playhouse, accessed October 12, 2011
- Wood, Mark Dundas. "Choir Content: Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton to Make Joyful Noise." Simply-Showbiz.com, November 19, 2010.
- "Cast Creative Team" newsiesthemusical.com
- "Grammys 2013 Complete List of Nominees and Winners latimes.com
- "Jeremy Jordan, 'Newsies'" hollywoodreporter.com
- "Corey Cott Will Succeed Jeremy Jordan in Broadways 'Newsies'" playbill.com
- Gioia, Michael. "Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick Will Explore The Last Five Years On Screen in Richard LaGravenese Adaptation". Retrieved 2013-03-08.
- Suskin, Steven. "Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis Offer a Comfortable Bed and a Chair at City Center" playbill.com, November 14, 2013
- Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos Bring "Smash" Musical Hit List to Life Dec. 8-9 at 54 Below