Jeremy Jordan ’07


Jeremy Jordan ’07

Jeremy Jordan ’07 has played a gangster, a police officer, and even a gynecologist on Broadway.

But perhaps the role he’s best known for is Jack Kelly in Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical, which earned him a 2012 Tony nomination as the lead actor in a musical and a Grammy nomination for the original cast recording.

Jordan was actually in rehearsals during the day for Bonnie & Clyde, originating the role of Clyde Barrow on Broadway, while playing the lead in Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey at night. When Bonnie & Clyde closed, Jordan devoted his full attention to the musical about the newsboy strike of 1899.

Jordan appeared on the big screen alongside Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the musical film Joyful Noise and opposite Anna Kendrick in The Last Five Years. He appeared on TV in The Flash and Supergirl before returning to Broadway to appear alongside Kerry Washington in American Son, which was adapted for Netflix in 2019.

That same year, Jordan played Dr. Pomatter in Waitress, and he was set to play Seymour in an off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors when the pandemic hit in March 2020. Fans stuck at home could still get their fill of Jordan in the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movie Holly & Ivy, which premiered last November. And, in a forthcoming biopic, Jordan will play Neil Bogart, a 1970s record producer and cofounder of Casablanca Records.