Jeremy Jordan (actor born 1984)

Jeremy Jordan

Jordan in 2013
Born Jeremy Michael Jordan
(1984-11-20) November 20, 1984
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer
Spouse(s) Ashley Spencer (m. 2012-present)

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. He currently plays 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

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).[4] 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).[5] He was a "straight A student",[4] 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.[6]


Jordan sang as a teenager, also beginning to act in high school.[7] 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 the same 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.[9] He also made a 2008 television appearance, guest starring on NBC's Law & Order: SVU in the episode "Streetwise".[10]

Jordan starred as an alternate for the leading role of Tony in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story.[11] 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.[12] He debuted the role of Clyde when the show opened on Broadway on December 1, 2011.[13] The show closed on December 30, 2011 after 36 performances.[14]

Jordan played Jack in the stage version of Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in September and October 2011.[15]

He starred in the Warner Bros. film Joyful Noise, opposite Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, and Dolly Parton. The film opened on January 13, 2012.[10][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]

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[21] until it was announced in August 2012 that his final performance in the musical would be September 4.[22]

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.[20][23]

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.[24]

Jordan played Jamie Wellerstein in The Last 5 Years, a film adaptation of the musical of the same name, written by Jason Robert Brown. The film was shot over three weeks in June 2013, and released in February 2015.[25]

On February 16, 2015, Jordan starred as Leo Frank in the concert production of Parade, also written by Jason Robert Brown, at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.

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.[26]

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

Personal life

Jordan has been married to actress Ashley Spencer since 2012.[7]

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


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Common Change Joel Short film
2012 Joyful Noise Randy Garrity
2014 The Last 5 Years Jamie Wellerstein Lead role; Musical Film
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[27] Episode: "Solve for X"
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Skye Adderson Episode: "Agent Provocateur"
2015–present Supergirl Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr. Lead role

Awards and nominations

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
2013 Grammy Award Best Musical Theatre Album (principal soloist) Newsies Nominated


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  2. "Jeremy Jordan - Broadway Theatre Credits, Photos, Who's Who". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  3. Cohen, Patricia. "Just a Little Moonlighting on Broadway", The New York Times, September 15, 2011
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  5. "Twitter". Retrieved 2014-07-04.
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  8. "Photo Preview: The Little Dog Laughed at Theater Works Hartford",; accessed August 19, 2014.
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  12. Handleman, Jay. "Bonnie and Clyde Steal the Show", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 21, 2010
  13. "'Bonnie and Clyde' Guilty AS in Pleasure"; accessed August 19, 2014.
  14. Heller, Scott (December 16, 2011). "Bonnie & Clyde Will Close on Dec. 30". The New York Times. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  15. "Disney's Newsies, The Musical", Papermill Playhouse; accessed October 12, 2011
  16. Wood, Mark Dundas. "Choir Content: Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton to Make Joyful Noise",, November 19, 2010.
  17. "Cast Creative Team"; accessed August 19, 2014.
  18. Index; accessed August 19, 2014.
  19. "Grammys 2013 Complete List of Nominees and Winners",; accessed August 19, 2014.
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  21. "Jeremy Jordan, 'Newsies'"; accessed August 19, 2014.
  22. "Corey Cott Will Succeed Jeremy Jordan in Broadways 'Newsies'",; accessed August 19, 2014.
  23. Suskin, Steven. "Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis Offer a Comfortable Bed and a Chair at City Center",, November 14, 2013
  24. "Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos Bring "Smash" Musical Hit List to Life Dec. 8-9 at 54 Below". Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  25. Gioia, Michael. "Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick Will Explore The Last Five Years On Screen in Richard LaGravenese Adaptation". Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  26. Patterson, Michael (January 22, 2016). "Why Jeremy Jordan's Winn is the Heart & Soul of Supergirl!".
  27. "Elementary: Season 2, Episode 2 : Solve for X (3 October 2013)". Retrieved 2014-07-04.

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