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Jordan Barbour


Jordan Barbour is an actor and singer based out of New York City. Born in Willingboro,
New Jersey in 1983, Jordan began working professionally while still in high school before moving to New York, where he attended a joint program between Columbia University and The Juilliard School. At Juilliard he studied vocal performance under the tutelage of David Clatworthy. Upon completion of the program in 2005, Jordan worked with theater companies in New York City and around the United States including New York Theatre Workshop, St. Ann's Warehouse, Urban Stages, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Syracuse Stage (where he received a Syracuse Area Live Theatre Best Actor nomination for his work as Aslan in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe), among others. Jordan has premiered several new works in the United States and internationally as well, including the world premiere of Langston in Harlem, an Off-Broadway musical about the life of famed poet Langston Hughes, in which Jordan appeared as Countee Cullen at Urban Stages in New York City. (Rachel Saltz, of the New York Times, called him a "standout"). Jordan also performed at Pasadena Playhouse in the premiere of Stormy Weather, a musical about the life of Lena Horne (played by Leslie Uggams) in which Jordan played Teddy Jones, her son. Additionally, Jordan helped create and then subsequently toured The Shipment by acclaimed New York playwright Young Jean Lee. Jordan has performed in The Shipment at venues around the globe including stops at the Festival d'Automne in Paris, France; Theater Spektakel in Zurich, Switzerland; Hebbel Theater in Berlin, Germany; Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany; and the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Current as of March 2014
Jordan Barbour