Jack Kelly the newsboy who, despite dreaming of being an artist in Santa Fe, leads a revolution against the powerful newspaper publishers.
Jordan made his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages before switching gears entirely to the romantic lead Tony in West Side Story. He starred in two musicals in the 2011-2012 season, as the title outlaw in Frank Wildhorn’s Bonnie & Clyde and head newsboy Jack Kelly in Disney’s new musical Newsies. Jordan made his film debut alongside Dolly Parton in Joyful Noise.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Onstage Pair (with Kara Lindsay)
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Musical
This is Jordan's first Tony nomination.
Jordan met his fiancée, fellow Broadway actor Ashley Spencer, on Facebook.
“I’ve learned I am stronger than I think I am—both emotionally and stamina-wise. It helped prove to me that I could get through an ordeal as daunting as [doing two original shows in one season] and still come out relatively unscathed. Maybe my sanity was a little bit broken, but that was it." —Jordan in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/12