Jordan Thomas Burnett is an 2021 honors graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where he worked towards a double major to fully immerse himself in the theatre program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Performance and Design, Tech, Management. While at Wagner College, Jordan was a student of 2003 Tony Award Winner Michelle Pawk (best featured actress in a play - Hollywood Arms).
Jordan concluded his time at Wagner in their Senior Theatre Showcase in addition to a run as the Stage Manager for Dance Project. Other senior performances include a Wagner Shakespeare on the Oval virtual performance of Kit Marlowe's Edward II as Edward and 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 before beginning his senior year, Jordan performed in multiple courtyard cabaret performances at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania, made famous by Grace Kelly. Unfortunately, his summer senior apprenticeship as a performer in The Addams Family Musical at Bucks County Playhouse was cancelled due to Covid-19.
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 Nick Bottom (Something Rotten), Sky Rymand (Mamma Mia), Mordred (Camelot), Lucas Beineke (The Addams Family Musical), and the chance to understudy perform as Charlie Price (Kinky Boots).
Jordan has been part of some very exciting projects including his comedic performance in Love/Sick's Obsessive-Impulsive scene which is part of a ten-play cycle about love and loss. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the humor Jordan brought to his role as Lucas Beineke in a Middlesex, New Jersey Plays-In-The-Park production of the Addams Family and he was nominated for a Broadway World Regional Best Supporting Actor Award. Jordan auditioned and was selected as a finalist to sing The National Anthem for a Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey. He has traveled to Costa Rica with the Wagner 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. Jordan spent one summer in Beach Haven, New Jersey performing a cabaret style show at Show Place which was featured on Good Morning America. He also performed in the annual NJ 101.5 Big Joe Jersey Talent Show in Point Pleasant, New Jersey which ended a twenty-two year run in 2022.
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 trained with his Wagner College vocal coach Anthony Turner where he performed annually in a spring vocal recital.
Jordan entered a contract at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Florida as part of the 2021-2022 Resident Company where he first appeared in A Christmas Story The Musical in December 2021. He concluded his time at Suncoast with spring appearances as Mordred in Camelot and also had a successful run in Kinky Boots where he had the honor to step into the understudy role as Charlie Price. Jordan spent the summer at Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth, Massachusetts as part of their Resident Company and appeared as Sky Rymand in Mamma Mia and Nick Bottom in Something Rotten. He also took on the role of Stage Manager at the theatre's Aladdin Jr. summer camp workshop for young performing artists.
On The Horizon:
Next up, Jordan is traveling to beautiful Key West, Florida and taking the Waterfront Playhouse stage in Escape to Margaritaville as Tully Mars. The show runs from October 20th to November 12th.
For the holiday season, Jordan is under contract with Rand Productions and will appear in Finding Christmas as a lead vocalist/host from December 15th through December 26th at the MGM Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. Finding Christmas is a Broadway-style musical variety production that follows a young brother and sister who set out to find the true meaning of Christmas.
When he is not performing or involved in a production assignment, Jordan has previously 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, New Jersey. 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 was an important part of Jordan's life through high school. The choir has raised and donated more than $256,000 during their twenty five year history. Jordan has also dedicated time during the summer months teaching performing arts to elementary and middle school students. He firmly believes it is important to teach future generations the value of the performing arts.
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth".