Jeremy Jordan Returns to Broadway in American Son

The original star of ”Newsies” will join the previously announced stars Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale in Christopher Demos-Brown’s new play.

No stranger to the Broadway stage, Jeremy Jordan will originate his role in American Son, opening this fall.
No stranger to the Broadway stage, Jeremy Jordan will originate his role in American Son, opening this fall.
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Tony and Grammy Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Supergirl) joins previously announced stars Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, and Eugene Lee in the Broadway premiere of American Son. Jordan completes the company as Officer Paul Larkin, originating his first role in a dramatic play on Broadway. He returns to the stage after filming the hit CW series Supergirl since 2015. Jordan also originated acclaimed leading roles in Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde, and Finding Neverland at A.R.T.

"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to join this remarkably talented group of artists," says Jordan. "I've been dying to return to Broadway for quite some time, and American Son is everything I could ask for: challenging, timely, intimate, and a vast departure from anything else I've ever done."

In addition to his successes on stage, Jordan can be heard as the voice of Varian in Disney Channel's animated series Tangled, based on the 2010 hit movie. Earlier, he was a series regular on NBC's musical drama Smash, and he starred
opposite Anna Kendrick in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's beloved musical The Last 5 Years, for which he was honored with the Rising Star Award at the Napa Film Festival. Jordan also starred opposite Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in Todd Graff's Warner Bros. picture Joyful Noise. He got his Broadway start in Rock of Ages, and he then starred as Tony in the most recent Broadway revival of West Side Story before heading to his acclaimed role of Jack Kelly in Newsies.

Washington returns to Broadway in this new drama after making her debut in David Mamet's Race in 2009 and starring, for seven acclaimed seasons, on the hit television ABC series Scandal. Pasquale returns to Broadway following his starring roles in Junk and Bridges of Madison County. On television, Pasquale is known for his performances in The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story and seven seasons on Rescue Me.

American Son is described as follows: A Florida police station in the middle of the night; a mother searching for her missing teenage son. American Son is a gripping tale of two parents caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance.

American Son will begin performances on Saturday, October 6, 2018 with an official opening night set for Sunday,
November 4, 2018. The show will play a limited engagement at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.