JORDAN DELL HARRIS
Actor & Artist
By Mart Crowley
Directed by Carl Menninger
Opening February 7, 2020!
Windy City Playhouse
3014 W Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618
Jordan makes his Playhouse
debut as Donald in
THE BOYS IN THE BAND!
From the press release: "It's 1968 and Harold is turning thirty-two. Luckily, friend-enemy Michael is there with six mutual friends to help him ease into this next year. The party is all jokes and quips until the host proposes a harmless game of truth or dare. Suddenly, each must reckon with his sexual identity – out, closeted, flamboyant, or "passing" — in an oppressive world where self-love is a luxury. Fresh from its hit Broadway revival, this landmark play comes to Chicago for the first time in 20 years. Join us as the Playhouse hosts our next immersive birthday party. Sit inches from the characters who "helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage" during the pre-Pride era. At this party, the cake tastes like truth, and everyone gets a slice.
At this exclusive birthday party, audiences will experience the action up close and personal. With only 36 partygoers per performance, one may feel content to sit still throughout the two-hour drama. Meanwhile, the voyeurist among us may get up, move around, and find herself an even better seat to the debauchery. Enjoy the same beverages and party snacks as the characters around you; but beware — the treats may be sweet, but the banter is on fire."
Photo by Michael Brosilow
Jordan Dell Harris is a Chicago-based actor, singer, and visual artist. A Georgia native, Jordan began acting at the age of four, and he hasn't stopped since. He received a degree in Theatre from The University of Georgia and spent several years performing on professional stages in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Chicago, Illinois.
Jordan's recent favorite roles include playing Carver in the Chicago premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (Raven Theatre) and Whizzer in Falsettos (Actor's Express) - where he and the rest of the cast garnered a Suzi Bass Award Nomination for Outstanding Acting Ensemble in a Musical. Other selected credits include Evil Dead the Musical (Black Button Eyes; Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination - Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Musical), A Little Night Music (BoHo Theatre), Leave Me Alone! (The Story Theatre), BAT BOY: The Musical (Griffin Theatre; Joseph Jefferson Award nomination - Best Ensemble), and Wonderful Town (Goodman Theatre).
Jordan is currently an Actor's Equity Membership Candidate and is proud to be represented by the fine folks at Gray Talent Group.
in the press!
As "Carver" in
Sundown, Yellow Moon
"The cast includes Liz Chidester, one of the most truthful actors in this city, as well as an impressive young performer named Jordan Dell Harris, who dives deep into his character here."
-Chris Jones for the Chicago Tribune
"Another of Chicago’s finest, multitalented young actors, Jordan Dell Harris is solid and charmingly earnest as Carver... This handsome actor, with the sweetest singing voice, plays this failed musician with authenticity and understated enthusiasm."
-Colin Douglas for Chicago Theatre Review
As "Ash" in
Evil Dead: The Musical
"Jordan Dell Harris is impeccably intense, suave and athletic as leading man Ash. Harris perfectly embodies the stereotypically heroic and noble protagonist, as a near spitting image of the legendary Bruce Campbell—from the action-ready wide-eyed stares to the hard-pressed furrowed brow. His acting chops are matched by his vocal prowess and able-bodied combat. It takes a special actor indeed to belt at the top of his range while being sprayed with mouthfuls of blood, and it takes a resilient one to convincingly roll across couches and into walls as he battles with his own hand."
-Quinn Rigg for Chicagoland Musical Theatre
As "Henrik" in
A Little Night Music
"Harris’ Henrik is a linchpin here, glowering, gloomy and endearing. He’s simultaneously comic and tragic, a fervently wrathful adult who is also very much a lonely child."
-Catey Sullivan for the Chicago Sun-Times
"Harris’s forthright Henrik sulks suitably but never condescends: His sweetly ignorant seminary student really is torn between adolescent awkwardness and sexual awakening. Henrik’s “Later” never reeks of self-pity, just all the doubts we once harbored and mustn’t forget."
-Lawrence Bommer for
Chicago Theatre Review