Jeremy Jordan (stage actor)

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Jeremy Jordan
BornJeremy Michael Jordan
(1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 (age 28)
Corpus Christi, Texas
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Spouse(s)Ashley Spencer (m. 2012)
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Jeremy Jordan
BornJeremy Michael Jordan
(1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 (age 28)
Corpus Christi, Texas
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Spouse(s)Ashley Spencer (m. 2012)

Jeremy Michael Jordan[1] (born November 20, 1984)[2][3] 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.


Personal life [edit]

Jordan was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Mary Carroll High School where he was an active member of the choir. He is married to actress Ashley Spencer.[4] He is a graduate of Ithaca College, where he earned a BFA in musical theatre.[5] Jordan is of Eastern European Jewish ancestry on his mother's side.[6][7]

Career [edit]

Jordan sang as a teenager, also beginning to act in high school.[4] 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 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.[9] 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.[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] He played Jack in the stage version of Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in September and October 2011.[14]

He starred in the Warner Bros. film Joyful Noise, opposite Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, and Dolly Parton.[15] The film opened on January 13, 2012.

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.[16] 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.[17] He was also nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album as a principal soloist on the Newsies original cast album.[18]

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[19] until it was announced in August 2012 that his final performance in the musical would be September 4.[20]

Jordan is due to star in a film adaption of The Last Five Years alongside Anna Kendrick.[21]

Broadway credits [edit]

2009Rock of AgesSwingBrooks Atkinson Theatre
April 7, 2009 – December 2009
2009West Side StoryTony (alternate)Palace Theatre
December 15, 2009 – October 2010
2011Bonnie & ClydeClyde BarrowGerald Schoenfeld Theatre
December 1, 2011 – December 30, 2011
2012NewsiesJack KellyNederlander Theatre
March 29, 2012 – September 4, 2012

Filmography [edit]

2012Joyful NoiseRandy Garrity
TBAThe Last Five YearsJaime Wellerstein
2008Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDoug WalshenEpisode: "Streetwise"
2011Submissions OnlyLevi MurneyEpisode: "The Miller/Hennigan Act"
2013SmashJimmyLead role

Awards and nominations [edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2013Grammy AwardBest Musical Theatre Album (principal soloist)NewsiesNominated
2012Drama League AwardDistinguished PerformanceBonnie & ClydeNominated
Theatre World AwardsOutstanding DebutWon
Tony AwardBest Performance by a Leading Actor in a MusicalNewsiesNominated
Drama Desk AwardOutstanding Actor in a MusicalNominated
Drama League AwardDistinguished PerformanceNominated
Outer Critics Circle AwardOutstanding Actor in a MusicalNominated

References [edit]

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  3. ^ Cohen, Patricia. "Just a Little Moonlighting on Broadway", The New York Times, September 15, 2011
  4. ^ a b Wontorek, Paul. "Get to Know Broadway’s Next Matinee Idol, Newsies and Bonnie & Clyde Star Jeremy Jordan",, September 22, 2011
  5. ^ Ithaca alumni
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  8. ^ "Photo Preview: The Little Dog Laughed at Theater Works Hartford",
  9. ^ Jeremy Jordan at the IBDb database
  10. ^ "West Side Story's New Tonys",
  11. ^ Handleman, Jay. "Bonnie and Clyde Steal the Show", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 21, 2010.
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  13. ^ "Bonnie & Clyde Will Close on Dec. 30". The New York Times. 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2011.  Text "cite web" ignored (help)
  14. ^ "Disney's Newsies, The Musical", Papermill Playhouse, accessed October 12, 2011
  15. ^ Wood, Mark Dundas. "Choir Content: Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton to Make Joyful Noise.", November 19, 2010.
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  21. ^ Gioia, Michael. "Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick Will Explore The Last Five Years On Screen in Richard LaGravenese Adaptation". Retrieved 2013-03-08. 

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