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Cookie Jordan is a multi-talented actress, singer, and dancer who has made a name for herself in both stage and screen. She was born and raised in New York City, where she began her career in the arts at a young age. Her passion for performing led her to pursue a degree in theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Jordan made her Broadway debut in the original production of "Dreamgirls" in 1981, where she played the role of Effie White. Her powerful vocals and emotional performance earned her critical acclaim and a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She later reprised the role in the national tour of the show.
In 1985, Jordan appeared in the Broadway production of "The Tap Dance Kid," where she played the role of Emma. She also contributed to the show's soundtrack, which included the hit song "Fabulous Feet." Her performance earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.
Jordan's success on Broadway led to opportunities in film and television. In 1988, she appeared in the movie "School Daze," directed by Spike Lee. She later appeared in the films "The Five Heartbeats" and "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit." On television, Jordan has appeared in numerous shows, including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Cosby Show," and "A Different World."
In addition to her work in acting, Jordan is also a talented singer. She has released two albums, "Cookie" and "The Best of Cookie Jordan," which showcase her powerful voice and versatile range. Her music has been featured in several films, including "The Five Heartbeats" and "The Preacher's Wife."
Jordan returned to Broadway in 2005, when she joined the cast of "All Shook Up," a musical featuring the music of Elvis Presley. She played the role of Sylvia, the owner of a local diner, and received positive reviews for her performance. She later appeared in the national tour of the show.
Most recently, Jordan appeared in the Off-Broadway production of "The Total Bent" in 2016. The musical, written by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, tells the story of a father and son who are both musicians. Jordan played the role of Deaconess, a spiritual leader who helps guide the characters through their journey.

Cookie Jordan Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2024]
Hair & Wig Design
 
[Broadway, 2023]
Hair & Wig Design
 
[Broadway, 2023]
Hair & Wigs
 
[US Tour, 2023]
Hair, Wigs & Makeup Design
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Wig Designer
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Hair, Wig, Make-Up Designer
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Hair and Wig Design[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Hair & Wigs[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Hair/ Wig/ Make-up Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Wigs, Hair, and Makeup Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Hair & Make-Up Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Makeup Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Hair & Wig Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Hair & Makeup Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2018]
Make-up Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016] [Replacement]
Wig Design[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Hair and Wig, Make-Up Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Make-up Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Wig and Makeup Design
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Make-Up Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Wigs, Hair & Make-up Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Hair and Make-Up Designer
 
[West End, 2010]
Make-Up Designer
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Make-Up Designer
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Make-Up Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Make-Up Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Make-Up Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Make-Up Designer
Hair and Wig Designer
 
[West End, 2008]
Wig and Hair Designer

Cookie Jordan Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Wig and Hair

Cookie Jordan, The Piano Lesson

Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Wig and Hair Design

Cookie Jordan, Fefu and Her Friends


winner
Obie Awards - 2020 - Special Citation

Cookie JordanA Strange Loop

Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Wig and Hair Design

Cookie Jordan, Eddie and Dave


winner
Obie Awards - 2019 - Design Award

Cookie JordanSustained Excellence in Hair, Wigs, and Makeup

Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Wig and Hair

Cookie Jordan, School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

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Cookie Jordan News


A.C.T. and TodayTix to Launch Digital Lottery for A STRANGE LOOP

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and TodayTix revealed that a limited number of $45 front row tickets will be available via a weekly digital lottery for all performances of A Strange Loop.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Understudies to Go On for Radcliffe & Groff in April

Merrily We Roll Along stars Daniel Radcliffe and Jonathan Groff will be out of the show for select dates in April, giving audience members the chance to see the show's understudies step into the roles! See the performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets.

First Broadway Revival of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Recoups Initial Capitalization

Discover the success of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG as it recoups on Broadway. Dive into the story of this popular show's journey and its triumphant achievement.

Loretta Devine, Amber Riley & More to Star in THE PREACHER'S WIFE World Premiere

The Alliance Theatre has revealed the cast and creative team of its world premiere musical, THE PREACHER’S WIFE. See who is starring and on the creative team along with ticketing information and more.

John-Andrew Morrison, Malachi McCaskill & More to Star in A STRANGE LOOP West Coast Premiere

The cast and creative team has been set for the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning acclaimed musical, A Strange Loop, making its West Coast premiere. Learn where and when you can see the show!

Sandra Oh, Ann Harada & More to Star in THE WELKIN at Atlantic Theater Company

The complete cast has been revealed for the American premiere of The Welkin, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Sarah Benson at Atlantic Theater Company. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Broadway's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Launches Rooftop Writers Initiative

The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG has announced the Rooftop Writers Initiative, in partnership with the Stephen Sondheim Foundation and American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Extends Through Summer 2024

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG will extend performances through Sunday, July 7, 2024 at the Hudson Theatre

Photos: Inside The 14th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony

On Monday November 27, the 14th annual Lilly Awards, a ceremony dedicated to honoring the work of women in the American theater, were held at Playwrights Horizons. The inspirational evening recognized the work of the generation of women who led the push for parity. Check out photos here!

Video: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Celebrates Surprise Cast Album Release

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is out tonight Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 12:01AM ET. See the cast celebrate their surprise cast album release!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Digital Cast Recording To Drop At Midnight!

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is out tonight Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 12:01AM ET.

Photos: First Look at Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez & More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on Broadway

Check out photos from the highly anticipated Broadway production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Reveals Which MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Song 'Haunts His Dreams'

Merrily We Roll Along was recently featured on an episode of CBS Sunday Morning, where the cast discussed the show, Sondheim, and more. In a new clip, Daniel Radcliffe reveals which song from the show 'haunts his dreams'.

Video: Radcliffe, Groff, and Mendez Talk MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on CBS Sunday Morning

Watch the trio, along with director Maria Friedman, discuss bringing Merrily We Roll Along back to Broadway, along with new clips from the show!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG to Offer $39 Digital Lottery Tickets

A limited number of $39 tickets will be available for performances of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG via digital lottery. Learn how to purchase tickets!

1/52 Project, Founded By Beowulf Boritt, Reveals This Year's Recipients

The 1/52 Project, the financial grant program founded by Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, has selected the second round of seven early-career designer recipients to benefit from $88,000 in grants. Learn more about this year's recipients here!

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the Broadway Revival of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

All new rehearsal photos have been released for the upcoming Broadway revival of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, which begins performances at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre on Tuesday, September 19.

Photos: A WONDERFUL WORLD Begins Rehearsals For Pre-Broadway Engagement

The 26-member cast of A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong began rehearsals last week in New York City. Check out photos from rehearsal here!

Goodman Theatre, Paramount Theatre & More Nominated for 2022-2023 Equity Jeff Awards

Discover the nominations for the 55th Anniversary Jeff Awards for Equity Theater! Find out who made the cut and get ready for the highly anticipated awards ceremony.

Krysta Rodriguez Will Return to INTO THE WOODS For Final Weeks of National Tour

The National Tour of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods will welcome back Krysta Rodriguez to the company, playing Cinderella for the production’s final weeks of the national tour engagement.

Cookie Jordan FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Cookie Jordan been nominated for?

Cookie Jordan has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Wig and Hair at the Drama Desk Awards for The Piano Lesson and Fefu and Her Friends, a Special Citation at the Obie Awards for A Strange Loop, Outstanding Wig and Hair Design at the Drama Desk Awards for Eddie and Dave, a Design Award at the Obie Awards for Sustained Excellence in Hair, Wigs, and Makeup, and Outstanding Wig and Hair at the Drama Desk Awards for School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play.

What awards has Cookie Jordan won?

Cookie Jordan has won the Special Citation at the Obie Awards for "A Strange Loop" and the Design Award at the Obie Awards for Sustained Excellence in Hair, Wigs, and Makeup.

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