Jeremy Jordan (Photo: Nathan Johnson)
The New York Pops opens its 2019-2020 season on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall with One Night Only: Jeremy Jordan featuring the stage, film, and television star in a brand-new program showcasing some of his favorite songs from Broadway and beyond. Selections include “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables, “Moving Too Fast” from The Last Five Years, “Santa Fe” from Newsies, “She Used to Be Mine” from Waitress, and “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story.
Jeremy Jordan was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. After high school, Jordan studied drama at Ithaca College and then moved to New York City to pursue his theater dreams. After a year of waiting tables, he began to book regional theatre work. In early 2009, he landed his first Broadway show, Rock of Ages. He was a swing and understudied several roles, including the lead. Later that year, he left to play Tony in Broadway’s West Side Story.
After West Side Story, Jordan played Clyde Barrow opposite Laura Osnes in the out-of-town tryout of Bonnie & Clyde. He then headed to Atlanta to shoot his first feature, Joyful Noise, opposite Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. Writer/director Todd Graff cast him after seeing Jeremy play the lead in Rock of Ages.
In 2011, Jordan was cast as Jack Kelly in Disney’s world premiere of Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse. He played Jack at night and during the day rehearsed Bonnie & Clyde, which was opening on Broadway shortly after Newsies finished its regional run.
Bonnie & Clyde earned Jordan the Theatre World Award for his performance but closed after just two months. Shortly afterward, he announced his return to Newsies for its Broadway run. Newsies opened to sold-out houses and critical raves, including a Tony nomination as Best Actor in a Musical and a Grammy nomination for the cast album. Four months into the run, Jeremy pulled double duty again, filming a series regular role on NBC’s Smash while still starring in Newsies. After months of long days and nights and no time off, Jeremy left Newsies to film Smash full-time.
Jordan then starred in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years, opposite Oscar and Tony nominee Anna Kendrick. He also starred as Peter Pan writer J.M. Barrie in the stage musical of Finding Neverland, directed by Tony-winner Diane Paulus, at Boston’s legendary American Repertory Theater.
Jordan reprised his role as Jack Kelly in Disney’s live filmed stage production of Newsies, which opened in movie theaters in 2016. He also voices the character Varian in Disney Channel’s new animated series Tangled, based on the 2010 hit movie.
Jordan starred from 2015 to 2018 in the CBS and CW drama Supergirl, opposite Melissa Benoist. He’ll return for several episodes in the winter of 2020. Most recently, Orhe starred on Broadway opposite Kerry Washington in the provocative drama American Son and will reprise his role in the upcoming Netflix film adaptation. He also played Dr. Pomatter this year in Broadway’s Waitress.
He’s currently shooting the lead in the film Spinning Gold playing Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart.
THE NEW YORK POPS
One Night Only: Jeremy Jordan
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Friday, October 18, 2019
The New York Pops
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Now in its 37th season, The New York Pops celebrates the diversity of popular music’s evolving songbook. Every concert is a unique experience, with influences ranging from Broadway melodies to film scores, jazz, rock, pop, and everything in between. Under Steven Reineke’s dynamic leadership, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music.
The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children’s hospitals, and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun.
Additional concerts in The New York Pops’ 2019-20 season at Carnegie Hall include:
A Frank and Ella Christmas
Featuring Tony DeSare, Capathia Jenkins and Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA
December 20 and 21
Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen
I’m Every Woman: Divas On Stage
Featuring Mandy Gonzalez, Carrie Manolakos and Alex Newell