Extra, extra, read all about it! “Newsies” star is back on Broadway. Jeremy Jordan is back to make his return to the stage after time on TV and in movies, most recently as Winn on the CW’s “Supergirl.”
Jeremy Jordan may not be a household name to everyone, but to the members of the theater community, his name is a big one. After graduating from Ithaca College with a B.F.A in musical theater in 2007, Jordan wasted no time making a name for himself in the musical theater industry.
Jordan’s career started when he starred as Clyde Barrow in “Bonnie & Clyde” with “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” star Laura Osnes as Bonnie Parker. However, his most popular role was Jack Kelly in “Newsies” on Broadway in 2012. Due to his monumental performance in this role, he was nominated for a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical that same year.
After his success in “Newsies,” Jordan went on to have roles in movies and television. Some of his most notable roles being Jimmy Collins on NBC’s “Smash,” Jamie in “The Last Five Years” starring along side Anna Kendrick and his return to the role of Jack in “Newsies” for the filming of the musical to be made into a Broadway movie.
Jordan didn’t become one of Broadway’s most infamous male leads by accident. His astounding vocal range and acting skills are to thank for getting him this far; it also helps that he is quite easy on the eyes, too!
Since Jordan is known for his ability to sing songs that should be well out of his vocal range, he has become a very popular member of Broadway’s Miscast event, a night where Broadway stars perform songs originally sung by characters of the opposite gender. Over the past few years Jordan has sung “Don’t Rain on my Parade” from Funny Girl, “Let it Go” from Frozen and most recently “She Used to Be Mine” from Waitress.
A few days ago, the Waitress Instagram account posted an audio recording of someone singing “She Used to Be Mine” with the caption, “Can you guess the next Dr. Pomatter?” Devoted fans of Jordan knew his voice right away from all the times they listened to his version of it from Miscast on repeat.
In the days following that cryptic Instagram post, Jordan posted a video on his Instagram officially announcing his return to Broadway as Dr. Pomatter in Waitress from April 8 to May 12, 2019.
Fans quickly took to all forms of social media expressing their excitement for the Broadway star’s return. Since it has been almost seven years since Jordan has been in a Broadway musical (and who knows when he will be back) fans took it upon themselves to purchase just about all of the tickets for his performances in just a few days.
Get ready to see Jeremy Jordan go from a paper boy to a doctor in Waitress next month in his long awaited return to the stage. Hopefully he earned his medial degree in his time off!