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Jeremy Jordan
Jordan in 2013
Born
Jeremy Michael Jordan

(1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 (age 39)
EducationIthaca College (BFA)
Occupations
  • Actor
  • singer
  • dancer
  • songwriter
Years active1996–present
Known forNewsies
Bonnie & Clyde
The Last Five Years
The Great Gatsby
Hazbin Hotel
Spouse
(m. 2012)
Children1

Jeremy Michael Jordan[1] (born November 20, 1984) is an American actor and singer. He has performed on Broadway, in television and film, in concert, as well as in other theatrical productions.

He made his Broadway debut in 2009 as part of Rock of Ages. Subsequently, he went to star in the original Broadway musicals Bonnie & Clyde (2011) as Clyde Barrow and Newsies (2012) as Jack Kelly, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and a Grammy Award. He has also appeared in the Broadway productions of the musicals West Side Story as Tony and Waitress as Dr. Jim Pomatter, as well as the play American Son on Broadway. In 2021 and 2023, he starred as Seymour Krelborn in the Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors and in 2024 returned to Broadway originating the role of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby.

On screen, he starred opposite Anna Kendrick in the 2014 musical film The Last Five Years and as Jimmy Collins in the NBC series Smash (2013). From 2015 to 2021, he played Winslow "Winn" Schott Jr. on the CBS/CW DC Comics-based superhero drama series Supergirl. In 2017–2020, he voiced Varian in the Disney Channel original Tangled: The Series. Since 2024, he has voiced Lucifer Morningstar in the adult animated musical series Hazbin Hotel.

Early life and education[edit]

Jordan was born on November 20, 1984,[2][3][4] 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).[5] His stepmother died in a car crash when he was in 7th grade. Jordan was injured in the same crash and started to pursue singing when he had to take a break from sports during his recovery.

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).[6] He has said, "I am Jewish... [growing up] we had Jewish holidays and Christian holidays. It was the best of both worlds."[7] He was an excellent student, graduating from Mary Carroll High School, where he was active in choir.[5] He graduated from Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre.[8]

Stage career[edit]

2008-2010: Early career, Broadway debut and West Side Story[edit]

Jordan sang as a teenager and began acting in high school.[9] In 2008, he starred as Alex in The Little Dog Laughed at Hartford Theatreworks, for which he received a Connecticut Critics Circle nomination.[10] 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.[11]

Jordan was an alternate for the leading role of Tony in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story.[12] 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.[13]

2011-2018: Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Tony nomination and further success[edit]

He reprised the role of Clyde when Bonnie & Clyde opened on Broadway on December 1, 2011.[14] The show closed on December 30, 2011, after 36 performances.[15]

Jordan played Jack in the stage version of Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in September and October 2011.[16] 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.[17] 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.[18] He was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album as a principal soloist on the Newsies original cast album.[19][20]

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.[20][21] 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.[22] On February 16, 2015, Jordan starred as Leo Frank, opposite Laura Benanti as Lucille Frank, Joshua Henry as Jim Conley, and Ramin Karimloo as Tom Watson, in the concert production of Parade, also written by Jason Robert Brown, at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.[23] Jordan was featured as Light Yagami in the 2014/2015 English concept album of Death Note: The Musical.[24]

In June 2016, Jordan reprised his role as Tony in the Hollywood Bowl concerts of West Side Story, alongside Karen Olivo and George Akram.[25]

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.

2019-2024: Waitress, Little Shop of Horrors, West End debut and The Great Gatsby[edit]

In summer 2019, Jordan starred in the musical Waitress on Broadway as Dr. Pomatter alongside Shoshana Bean as Jenna.[26] In April 2021, he gave an interview on The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales,[27] discussing his 54/Below cabaret show "Carry On".

In 2021, Jordan played Seymour in the reopening cast of the Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors after the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2022, he reprised his role of Clyde in Bonnie & Clyde for a one night only concert in London’s West End. He reprised his role in Little Shop of Horrors for an eight week engagement in 2023 beginning on July 25 with his final performance on September 17.[28]

In July 2023, it was announced that Jordan and Eva Noblezada will star in a new musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The show features music and lyrics by Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen and a book by Kait Kerrigan. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse on October 12 of the same year,[29] with a planned Broadway transfer that started previews on March 29, 2024, at the Broadway Theatre with an official opening night scheduled for April 25.[30]

Film and television career[edit]

2008–2012: Early success[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.[31][32] 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[33] until his final performance in the musical on September 4.[34]

2013–2022: The Last Five Years, Supergirl and Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure[edit]

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.[35] In 2015, Jordan was cast as Winslow "Winn" Schott Jr. on Supergirl. The premiere on CBS was watched by 12.96 million viewers and received a full season order on November 30, 2015. Jordan received praise for his performance on the show, which would move to The CW after the first season.[36] He stayed on as series regular for two subsequent seasons.[37] In early 2016, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul approached Jordan to sing the part of Phillip Carlyle in a read through of The Greatest Showman, since Jordan recorded demos for the film in 2015. The day before the read-through, the star Hugh Jackman underwent nasal surgery and was ordered by his doctor not to sing. Pasek and Paul asked Jordan to also sing the leading part of PT Barnum while Jackman acted out the scenes, to which Jordan agreed.[38] From 2017 to 2020, he voiced Varian in Disney's 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.[39]

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.[40] 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 was released on February 20, 2021.[41] Jordan announced via social media that he would be starting a band, Age of Madness, which released their first album in spring 2022.

2024–present: Hazbin Hotel[edit]

Since 2024, Jordan has voiced Lucifer Morningstar, King of Hell, in the SpindleHorse Toons/A24 adult animated musical comedy-drama series Hazbin Hotel, airing on Amazon Prime Video, alongside Erika Henningsen as his daughter Charlie.[42]

Personal life[edit]

Jordan married Broadway actress and singer Ashley Spencer at the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist in Canton, Ohio, on September 8, 2012.[43][44][45] They have a daughter, born in 2019.[46]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

2007

Common Change Joel Short film
2012 Joyful Noise Randy Garrity
2013 Six by Sondheim Charley Kringas
2014 The Last Five Years Jamie Wellerstein
2015 Emily & Tim Raymond Phayer
2017 Newsies: The Broadway Musical Jack Kelly Filmed stage production
2019 American Son Paul Larkin
2023 Spinning Gold Neil Bogart

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[47] Episode: "Solve for X"
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Skye Adderson Episode: "Agent Provocateur"
2015–2018
2020–2021
Supergirl Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr. Series regular (seasons 1–3)[48]
Guest (season 5[49] and 6[50])
2017–2020 Tangled: The Series Varian (voice) Recurring role
2017 The Flash Grady, General Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr. (Earth-X) 2 episodes
2020 A Killer Party Himself 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
2022 Hanukkah on Rye Jacob Hallmark Channel Television Film
2023 SuperKitties Otto (singing voice) Episode: "Roboctopus"
2024 Hazbin Hotel Lucifer Morningstar (voice) 2 episodes

Stage credits[edit]

Source:[51]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
2008 The Little Dog Laughed Alex Hartford TheatreWorks Regional
2008 Big River Tom Sawyer Goodspeed Musicals Regional
2009 Rock of Ages Swing
u/s Drew
u/s Franz
u/s Joey Primo
u/s Stacee Jaxx
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
March 17, 2009 – December 13, 2009
Broadway original production
West Side Story Tony (alternate) Palace Theatre
December 16, 2009 – October 10, 2010
Broadway replacement
2010 Heathers: The Musical Jason “J.D.” Dean Joe's Pub Workshop
Bonnie & Clyde Clyde Barrow The Mertz Theatre
November 12 – December 19, 2010
Regional, pre-Broadway
2011 Newsies Jack Kelly Paper Mill Playhouse
September 15 – October 16, 2011
Bonnie & Clyde Clyde Barrow Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
November 4, 2011 – December 30, 2011
Broadway original production
2012 Newsies Jack Kelly Nederlander Theatre
March 15, 2012 – September 4, 2012
2013 A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair Male 2 New York City Center Off-Broadway
2014 Children of Eden Cain / Japheth Kennedy Center
May 19, 2014
Concert
Finding Neverland J. M. Barrie A.R.T Theatre
July 23, 2014 – September 28, 2014
Regional, pre-Broadway
Death Note: The Musical Light - English concept album
2015 Parade Leo Frank Lincoln Center Concert
Bombshell Performer The Actors Fund
2016 West Side Story Tony Hollywood Bowl Staged Concert
Newsies Jack Kelly Pantages Theatre
September 11, 2016
Filmed
2018 Tarrytown Brom MCC Theater Reading[52]
American Son Paul Larkin Booth Theatre
November 4, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Broadway original production
2019 Waitress Dr. Jim Pomatter Brooks Atkinson Theatre
April 8, 2019 – June 2, 2019[53]
Broadway replacement
2021 Little Shop of Horrors Seymour Krelborn Westside Theatre
September 21, 2021 – January 9, 2022[54]
Off-Broadway revival
2022 Bonnie & Clyde Clyde Barrow Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
January 17, 2022
West End[55]
2023 Little Shop of Horrors Seymour Krelborn Westside Theatre
July 25, 2023 - September 17, 2023[28]
Off-Broadway revival
The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby Paper Mill Playhouse Pre-Broadway Tryout
2024 Broadway Theatre[56] Broadway

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

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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