Jeremy Jordan (actor, born 1984)
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.
Jordan in 2013
Jeremy Michael Jordan
November 20, 1984
Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ithaca College (B.F.A.)|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer, songwriter|
Ashley Spencer (m. 2012)
|Children||Clara Eloise Jordan|
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 educationEdit
Jordan was born on November 20, 1984, 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 (née Stone). 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). He was an excellent student, 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.
Jordan sang as a teenager and began acting 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 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.
Jordan was 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.
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 nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album as a principal soloist on the Newsies original cast album.
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.
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.
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. Jordan was featured as Light Yagami in the 2014/2015 English concept album of Death Note: The Musical.
In June 2016, Jordan reprised his role as Tony in the Hollywood Bowl concerts of West Side Story, alongside Karen Olivo and George Akram. In October 2018 Jordan appeared in the play American Son on Broadway alongside Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale. In 2019 Jordan started appearing in the musical Waitress on Broadway alongside Shoshana Bean.
Film and televisionEdit
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.
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 until his final performance in the musical on September 4.
Jordan played Jamie Wellerstein in The Last 5 Years, a film adaptation of the musical of the same name, written by Jason Robert Brown, costarring Anna Kendrick as Cathy Hyatt. The film was shot over three weeks in June 2013, and released in February 2015.
In 2015, Jordan was cast as Winslow "Winn" Schott Jr. on the CBS 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. He stayed on as series regular for two subsequent seasons.
|2007||Common Change||Joel||Short film|
|2012||Joyful Noise||Randy Garrity|
|2014||The Last 5 Years||Jamie Wellerstein||Musical film|
|2019||American Son||Paul Larkin|
|TBA||Spinning Gold||Neil Bogart||Filming|
|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"|
|2015||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Skye Adderson||Episode: "Agent Provocateur"|
|2015–present||Supergirl||Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr.||Series regular (seasons 1-3), recurring (season 5)|
|2017–present||Tangled: The Series||Varian||Voice role|
|2017||The Flash||Grady||Episode: "Duet" (3x17)|
|General Winslow Schott, Jr.||Episode: "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3" (4x08)|
|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
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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|
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- "Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos Bring "Smash" Musical Hit List to Life Dec. 8–9 at 54 Below". Playbill.com. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
- Jeremy Jordan on IMDb
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- Gioia, Michael. "Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick Will Explore The Last Five Years On Screen in Richard LaGravenese Adaptation". Archived from the original on February 24, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
- Patterson, Michael (January 22, 2016). "Why Jeremy Jordan's Winn is the Heart & Soul of Supergirl!". moviepilot.com.
- Andy Swift (June 15, 2018). "Supergirl: Jeremy Jordan Shifts to Recurring Status in Season 4". TVLine.
- Clement, Olivia (June 20, 2019). "Jeremy Jordan to Play Casablanca Records Founder Neil Bogart in Spinning Gold". Playbill. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
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- "Elementary: Season 2, Episode 2 : Solve for X (3 October 2013)". IMDb.com. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- BWW News Desk. "Shoshana Bean And Jeremy Jordan Extend In WAITRESS Through June 2". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved July 6, 2019.