Jeremy Michael Jordan was born on November 20, 1984 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is a Broadway favorite best known for his Tony-nominated performance as Jack Kelly in Disney's Newsies and for his TV roles as Jimmy Collins on NBC's Smash and as Winn Schott on The CW's Supergirl.
He attended the Mary Carroll High School in Texas, where he began acting and was an active member of the school's choir, and he would go on to graduate from Ithaca College in New York with a bachelor of fine arts in musical theatre. His first notable stage roles include Alex in The Little Dog Laughed at Hartford TheaterWorks and Tom Sawyer in Big River at Goodspeed Opera House, both in Connecticut in 2008. He would then make his Broadway debut in 2009 as a swing in the Broadway premiere of Rock of Ages, and in December of that year, he joined the Broadway cast of West Side Story as an alternate for the leading role of Tony, quickly proving his worth as a leading man. This was further established when he was cast as Clyde Barrow in the short-lived Broadway premiere of Bonnie and Clyde in November 2011, which nevertheless earned him a Theatre World Award in 2012.
Jordan shot to Broadway fame in his next outing, originating the role of Jack Kelly in Disney's Newsies. He had previously played the role at the world premiere production at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in September 2011, which transferred to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre in the spring of 2012. It was slated for an initial limited engagement, but Disney then extended it to an open-ended run due to popular demand. For his performance, Jordan earned his first Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations in 2012 and his first Grammy Award nomination (as a principal soloist in the Best Musical Theater Album category) in 2013. He later reprised the role for the Los Angeles performances, which were filmed live on stage and broadcast to cinemas worldwide in February 2017 as Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical. In the fall of 2018, he made his debut in a Broadway play, taking on the role of Officer Paul Larkin in the Broadway premiere of American Son at the Booth Theatre from October 6, 2018 through January 27, 2019.
His other stage credits include the Encores! presentation of A Bed and A Chair at New York City Center in November 2013, the role of J.M. Barrie in the American premiere of Finding Neverland in Cambridge, Massachussetts from July to September 2014, the concert production of Parade at Lincoln Center in February 2015, and reprising the role of Tony in West Side Story at The Hollywood Bowl in June 2016.
Mr. Jordan's big television breakthrough came after being cast as Jimmy Collins in NBC's Broadway-centric musical series "Smash," appearing in a total of 17 episodes in 2013. On screen, he has also starred as Jamie Wellerstein opposite Anna Kendrick in the 2014 musical movie "The Last Five Years," and appeared in popular TV series such as "Elementary" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". In 2015, he would debut as Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr. in DC Comics' hit series "Supergirl," which debuted on CBS before switching to The CW. The character has also appeared on DC's "The Flash" in 2017. Mr. Jordan also lends his voice to the character of Varian in "Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure" for the Disney Channel since 2017.
Mr. Jordan returned to Broadway, assuming the role of Dr. Pommater in the hit musical Waitress from April 8 to June 2, 2019 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. He then starred in the Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors in 2021 and returned to the lead role of Seymour for a limited engagement in 2023.