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The Broadway Career of Jeremy Jordan

April 8, 2024

Jeremy Jordan’s trajectory on Broadway is punctuated by his versatile talents, including his compelling voice, charismatic stage presence, and the ability to imbue depth into a variety of roles. His performances often intersect with other luminary figures in theater, creating memorable experiences on stage. 

His latest is the titular role in the new Great Gatsby musical, now running at the Broadway Theatre! Starring opposite Eva Noblezada, Jordan is once again in full leading man territory, belt and charm intact. So let’s embark on this lyrical journey through Jeremy Jordan’s illustrious Broadway career until now, embellished with the finest details of his most notable productions.

“Bonnie & Clyde” (2011)

After replacement and understudy roles in West Side Story and Rock of Ages, respectively, Jordan originated his first Broadway role, Clyde Barrow, in the musical adaptation of Bonnie & Clyde, the tale of the infamous American criminal couple, known for their bank robberies during the Great Depression. Jordan appeared oppostie Laura Osnes as Bonnie Parker, sining music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black.

“Newsies” (2012)

Jeremy Jordan is almost synonymous with the name Jack Kelly, after the star led the ensemble of New York City Newsboys on strike in Disney’s Newsies. Jordan’s Jack Kelly is a charismatic leader fighting for justice, longing for a better life someday in Santa Fe.

“American Son” (2018)

As Officer Paul Larkin, Jordan gave his first performance in a Broadway play for Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son. In this gripping drama that delves into the complexities of a racially charged police encounter, Jordan starred opposite Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, with the play later being adapted for a Netflix film

“Waitress” (2018)

One of several Dr. Pomatters during the Broadway run of Waitress, Jordan offered both comedic relief and romantic interest to the heartwarming tale of a pie-making waitress, seeking a fresh start. He played this role opposite Shoshana Bean as Jenna, together singing the music of Sara Bareilles.