Jeremy Jordan Makes Solo Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to welcome star of stage and screen, Jeremy Jordan, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for four performances only - tonight, May 1 (8 p.m.); Friday, May 2 (8 p.m.); Saturday, May 3 (7 p.m.); Sunday, May 4 (7 p.m.).
Recounting iconic and deciding moments from his budding career, Jordan will perform the songs that have defined his swift rise to stardom. Selections include music from Broadway's Newsies, NBC's "Smash," and his upcoming film, "The Last 5 Years," along with many of his own personal favorites. Often hidden behind the guise of his characters, Jordan makes his solo concert debut exclusively at Feinstein's at the Nikko to tell us a bit of his own fascinating story.
Tickets range in price from $45 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
Tony Award-nominee Jeremy Jordan starred this past season as an upstart songwriter in NBC's musical drama, "Smash". He recently completed shooting the lead role in the film adaptation of "The Last 5 Years," the cult musical from Jason Robert Brown. Starring opposite Oscar and Tony nominee, Anna Kendrick, and directed by Richard LaGravenese, the highly-anticipated film will announce its theatrical release soon.
Jeremy Jordan was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was always a singer, but at the age of 17, he accidentally fell in love with acting when cast as 'The Mute' in the musical, The Fantasticks. After high school, Jeremy went on to study drama at Ithaca College and moved to New York City after graduating in 2007.
After about a year of catering and waiting tables, he began to book some regional theatre work, and in early 2009, landed his first Broadway show, Rock of Ages. He was a swing, understudying several roles including the lead. In December of 2009, he left Rock of Ages to play Tony in Broadway's West Side Story.
After West Side Story, Jeremy traveled to Sarasota, Florida to play Clyde Barrow opposite Laura Osnes in Bonnie & Clyde. He then headed to Atlanta, Georgia to shoot his first feature film, "Joyful Noise," opposite Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. Todd Graff, who wrote and directed the film, decided to cast him in the movie after coincidentally attending Jeremy's very first performance as the lead in Rock of Ages.
In the fall of 2011, Jeremy fulfilled a childhood dream when he was cast as Jack Kelly in Disney's world premiere production of Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. He played Jack at night, and during the day rehearsed Bonnie & Clyde, which was coming to Broadway shortly after Newsies finished its regional run.
Bonnie & Clyde opened on Broadway in November, 2011 but sadly would close after only 69 performances. Jeremy earned the Theatre World Award for his performance. Shortly afterward, Jeremy announced he'd return to Newsies to star in its new run on Broadway. Newsies opened to sold-out houses and critical raves for Jeremy, who received a Tony nomination as Best Actor in a Musical for this star-making role. He also earned a Grammy nomination for the Newsies cast album. Just four months into the run, Jeremy would pull double duty once again, filming a series regular role on NBC's hit series "Smash" while still starring in Newsies. After a couple months of sleepless nights and no days off, Jeremy left Newsies to film "Smash" full-time.
Around the same time, in September of 2012, Jeremy married fellow Broadway actress, Ashley Spencer. It was a busy year!
All seating at Feinstein's at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.
Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.
For additional information on Jeremy Jordan, visit: www.jeremy-jordan.com. For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit: www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins. For Hotel Nikko San Francisco room specials, visit www.hotelnikkosf.com. Code: FEIN.
ABOUT MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: The two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than simply a performer, Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular songbook and preserving its legacy for the next generation.
ABOUT THE MICHAEL FEINSTEIN GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK INITIATIVE: Founded in 2007, The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative is dedicated to increasing the appreciation for the Great American Songbook and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country.