Jeremy Jordan (actor, born 1984)

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Jeremy Jordan
Jeremy Jordan 2013.jpg
Jordan in 2013
Born
Jeremy Michael Jordan

(1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 (age 36)
Alma materIthaca College (BFA)
OccupationActor, singer, dancer, songwriter
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2012)
Children1

Jeremy Michael Jordan (born November 20, 1984) is a Tony-nominated American actor and singer. He has performed on Broadway, in television and film, as well as in other theatrical productions. He is known for his role of 'Jamie' in the 2014 movie adaptation of the musical The Last Five Years.

He has played the roles of Jack Kelly in the 2012 musical Newsies, Clyde Barrow in the 2011 musical Bonnie & Clyde, Dr. Pomatter in the musical Waitress, and Jamie Wellerstein in the 2014 film The Last Five Years. Beginning in 2015, he has played Winslow "Winn" Schott Jr., the son of DC Comics villain character Toyman, on the CBS/CW DC Comics-based superhero drama series Supergirl.

Early life and education[edit]

Jordan was born on November 20, 1984,[1][2][3] in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was raised. His parents divorced when he was young, and he lived in low-income housing, with his brother, Joey, sister, Jessa, and mother, Debbie (née Stone).[4] His father is of English, Scottish, Welsh and German descent, while his mother is Jewish (her parents' families were Jewish emigrants from Russia, Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania).[5] He was an excellent student,[4] graduating from Mary Carroll High School, where he was active in choir. He graduated from Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre.[6]

Career[edit]

Stage[edit]

Jordan sang as a teenager and began acting in high school.[7] In 2008, he starred as Alex in The Little Dog Laughed at Hartford Theatreworks, for which he received a Connecticut Critics Circle nomination.[8] Later that year, he played Tom Sawyer in Big River at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. He appeared in the Broadway cast of Rock of Ages in 2009.[9]

Jordan was an alternate for the leading role of Tony in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story.[10] 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.[11] He debuted the role of Clyde when the show opened on Broadway on December 1, 2011.[12] The show closed on December 30, 2011, after 36 performances.[13]

Jordan played Jack in the stage version of Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in September and October 2011.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16] He was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album as a principal soloist on the Newsies original cast album.[17][18]

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 to 17, 2013, along with Norm Lewis and Bernadette Peters.[18][19] In December 2013, Jordan appeared in Hit List, a concert presentation of the fictional musical created for the second season of Smash. He has performed at 54 Below in New York City many times as both a soloist and with his Smash costars.[20] On February 16, 2015, Jordan starred as Leo Frank, opposite Laura Benanti as Lucille Frank, in the concert production of Parade, also written by Jason Robert Brown, at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.[21] Jordan was featured as Light Yagami in the 2014/2015 English concept album of Death Note: The Musical.[22]

In June 2016, Jordan reprised his role as Tony in the Hollywood Bowl concerts of West Side Story, alongside Karen Olivo and George Akram.[23] Published on December 19, 2017, Jeremy Jordan was on a YouTube video as a musical director as well as Michael Gracey of a 2017 behind the scenes "The Greatest Showman" standing side by actor Hugh Jackman. (The Greatest Showman "From Now On" 20th Century FOX) In October 2018 Jordan appeared in the play American Son, on Broadway alongside Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, a role he and the others reprised in the play's 2019 Netflix film adaptation. In 2019 Jordan started appearing in the musical Waitress on Broadway alongside Shoshana Bean.[24]

Film and television[edit]

Jordan made a 2008 television appearance, guest-starring on NBC's Law & Order: SVU in the episode "Streetwise". He starred in the Warner Bros. film Joyful Noise, opposite Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, and Dolly Parton. The film opened on January 13, 2012.[25][26] It was announced in June 2012 that Jordan would join the cast of NBC's Smash for season two playing Jimmy. He filmed episodes for Smash while performing in Newsies[27] until his final performance in the musical on September 4.[28]

Jordan played Jamie Wellerstein in The Last Five Years, a film adaptation of the musical of the same name, written by Jason Robert Brown, costarring Anna Kendrick as Cathy Hiatt. The film was shot over three weeks in June 2013, and released in February 2015.[29] In 2015, Jordan was cast as Winslow "Winn" Schott Jr. on the CW series Supergirl. The premiere was watched by 12.96 million viewers and received a full season order on November 30, 2015. Jordan has been praised for his performance on the show, which has since moved to The CW.[30] He stayed on as series regular for two subsequent seasons.[31] In 2017-2020, he voices Varian in Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure

On June 20, 2019, it was reported that Jordan would be starring as Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart in the upcoming biopic Spinning Gold.[32]

On July 15, 2020, it was announced that Jordan would star in the upcoming Hallmark Channel film Holly and Ivy, alongside Janel Parrish and Marisol Nichols.[33] The film was released on November 1, 2020 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. On January 3, 2021, it was announced that Jordan would star in another Hallmark Channel film Mix Up in the Mediterranean, alongside Jessica Lowndes. The film is set to release on February 20, 2021.[34]

Personal life[edit]

Jordan married Broadway actress and singer Ashley Spencer on September 8, 2012.[35][36] They have a daughter, Clara Eloise Jordan, born April 21, 2019.[37]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

2007

Common Change Joel Short film
2012 Joyful Noise Randy Garrity
2014 The Last Five Years Jamie Wellerstein
2017 Newsies: The Broadway Musical Jack Kelly Filmed stage version
2019 American Son Paul Larkin
TBA Spinning Gold Neil Bogart Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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)
Elementary Joey Castoro[38] Episode: "Solve for X"
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Skye Adderson Episode: "Agent Provocateur"
2015–present Supergirl Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr. Series regular (seasons 1–3)
Guest (season 5)
2017–2020 Tangled: The Series Varian Voice role
2017 The Flash Grady, General Winslow Schott, Jr. 2 episodes
2020 A Killer Party Jeremy Jordan Webseries
2020 Holly and Ivy Adam Yeager Hallmark Channel Television Film
2021 Mix Up in the Mediterranean Josh and Julian Northrup Hallmark Channel Television Film

Stage credits[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2008 Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer Goodspeed Musicals
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
2010 Heathers: The Musical Jason Dean (J.D) Joe's Pub
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
2014 Finding Neverland J. M. Barrie A.R.T Theatre
July 23, 2014 – September 28, 2014
2018 American Son Paul Larkin Booth Theatre
November 4, 2018 – January 27, 2019
2019 Waitress Dr. Jim Pomatter Brooks Atkinson Theatre
April 8, 2019 – June 2, 2019[39]
2021 Little Shop of Horrors Seymour Krelborn Westside Theatre
TBA [40]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
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
2013 Grammy Award Best Musical Theatre Album (principal soloist) Nominated

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Cohen, Patricia. "Just a Little Moonlighting on Broadway", The New York Times, September 15, 2011
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  8. ^ "Photo Preview: The Little Dog Laughed at Theater Works Hartford", BroadwayWorld.com; accessed August 19, 2014.
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  11. ^ Handleman, Jay. "Bonnie and Clyde Steal the Show", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 21, 2010
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