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 King Edward II (Edward II), 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 has also been part of Wagner College's Dance Project on Stage One and is a Tap Teacher's Assistant. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, Jordan's performance schedule has been altered, however, he has been back on the Wagner campus and busy preparing for Senior Showcase.
Jordan recently completed a successful run in a Wagner College Shakespeare on the Oval virtual performance of Kit Marlowe's Edward II as Edward. He also 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 multiple 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 his comedic performance in Love/Sick on Wagner College's Stage One. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the humor Jordan brought to his role as Lucas Beineke in a Middlesex, NJ Plays-In-The-Park production of the Addams Family. Jordan auditioned and was selected as a finalist to sing The National Anthem for 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 Performance 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 also been an important part of Jordan's life. The choir has raised and donated more than $256,000 during their twenty five year history.