Why Book Jordan Bennett?
Jordan Bennett was recently starring in the new musical "Passin' It On" with Len Cariou. He also starred in the new Charles Strouse ("Annie, Bye Bye Birdie") musical, "Real Men" which had its world premiere at The Coconut Grove Playhouse. The Miami Times said, “Bennett, who rocked the Playhouse some seasons back in "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", does so again in the shows most powerful number.” When he starred as Al Dubin in that show, the same paper said, “Jordan Bennett is flat-out spectacular as the ebullient, tormented Dubin. Bennett’s silky, powerful singing voice is matched by his expansive, driven characterization.”
Jordan also appeared in "The Education of Randy Newman" at the South Coast Repertory Theatre.
Earlier, he starred at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles in a world premiere presentation of the new musical, Masada. He also appeared at the Shubert in "Les Miserables", starring as the heroic Jean Valjean. In a review of that show The Los Angeles Times said of him: “Bennett has a big voice and a large store of exquisite tenderness and enviable ability to sustain it in the high notes." He then went on to Broadway to play another larger than life character, Cyrano De Bergerac in "Cyrano: The Musical". Mr. Bennett also appeared on Broadway in Shenandoah. The San Diego Repertory Theatre presented Mr. Bennett as Count Dracula in the new musical, "Dracul". One of his other favorite projects is a two-character musical he created about the life of Mario Lanza entitled, "Dear Mario". He has also starred in productions of "Evita", "Chess", "Perfectly Frank", "The Fantasticks" and many other shows.
On television, he has had recurring roles in Too Close For Comfort, The Waltons, Emergency and The Young and the Restless and guest starred on other well-known shows. His film credits include the lead in the B-classic Ninja III: The Domination (“…a magnificent film after a minimum of six beers.”) and a performance in Carl Reiner’s Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool.
Jordan graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa with a double major in political science and music. His mother frequently asks, “What was the point?”