Jordan Thomas Burnett is a senior at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where he is working towards a double major to fully immerse himself in the theatre program. Upon graduation Jordan will receive a BA in Theatre Performance and one in Design, Tech, Management. Jordan hails from Hamilton, New Jersey where he had an early fascination with music and began performing in middle school. Some of his most notable roles include Lucas Beineke (The Addams Family Musical), Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz), Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer The Musical), Chef Louis (The Little Mermaid), and Ben/Man in Wagner's production of Love/Sick by John Cariani. Jordan is registered with Central Casting New York and is excited to look for background work to enhance his resume while he continues to train at Wagner College. His performance in The Addams Family earned Jordan a Best Actor in a Musical nomination in Broadway World's Regional NJ 2019 awards. Jordan was part of Wagner College'e Dance Project which closed on Stage One in March 2020. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, Jordan's performance schedule for the Spring/Summer of 2020 was canceled. However, he is now back on the Wagner campus and ready to appear in the upcoming theatre season.
Jordan just completed a successful run in a Wagner College Shakespeare on the Oval virtual performance of Kit Marlowe's Edward II as Edward. He recently wrapped up an appearance with the senior theatre performance majors in "The Other Side of The Rainbow" cabaret which was live streamed for audiences. During the Summer of 2020, Jordan performed in four Courtyard Cabaret performances at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. He has been a part of some very exciting projects in the past including a successful run in Love/Sick on Wagner College's Stage One and his role as Lucas Beineke in a Middlesex, NJ Plays-In-The-Park production of the Addams Family where the audience thoroughly enjoyed the humor he brought to the role. Jordan auditioned and was selected as a finalist to sing The National Anthem at a Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. He has traveled to Costa Rica with the college choir on an exciting ten day tour, competed in Wagner’s annual Italian Idol competition and performed in a quartet at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Concert. On the New York City circuit, Jordan has appeared as a cabaret soloist at Don't Tell Mama Restaurant and Piano Bar, The Duplex, The Producers Club and graced the Carnegie Hall Stage with the Wagner College Choir. Jordan continues to train with his Wagner College vocal coach Anthony Turner where he performs annually in a spring vocal recital. Next up, Jordan will be the Stage Manager for Wagner's Dance Project 2021 and will appear in the Senior Showcase in May.
When he is not performing or assisting in a production assignment to gain valuable experience for his D.T.M. major, Jordan has enjoyed his work with the Boy Scouts of America and completed a seven year journey to achieve his Eagle Scout Rank with Troop 91, in Hamilton, NJ. He has been a passionate volunteer with Project Appalachia, a week long summer mission trip sponsored by Saint Gregory The Great Church also of Hamilton. The Community Christian Choir has been an important part of Jordan's life. The choir has raised and donated more than $256,000 during their twenty five year history.