Jeremy Jordan

 
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. He currently plays Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jr. (the son of DC Comics villain character Toyman) on the CBS DC Comics based superhero drama series Supergirl.

Life

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, Jessica, and mother, Debbie (née Stone). His father is of English, Scottish, Welsh, and German descent, while Jeremy’s mother is Jewish (her parents’ families were Jewish immigrants from Russia, Poland, 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 has been married to actress Ashley Spencer since 2012

 

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Jeremy sings “I’ve Told You Now” at “Broadway Loves Sam Smith” on April 5, 2015 at 54 Below.

The Stage

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. Jordan 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 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 through 17, 2013, along with, among others, Norm Lewis and Bernadette Peters. 2013-2014 Jeremy appeared in ARTS production of Finding Neverland running from July 23, 2015 until Sept 28, 2014.

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 subsequently received a full season order on November 30, 2015. Jordan has since received praise for his performance on the show

Full Stage Credits

 

Year Show Role Notes
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
2014 Finding Neverland J.M Barrie A.R.T Theatre
July 23, 2014 – September 28, 2014

 


 

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