Actor & Artist
Actor & Artist
THE BOYS IN THE BAND
@ Windy City Playhouse
Photo by Michael Brosilow
Jordan makes his About Face Theatre debut in MOSQUE4MOSQUE this Fall - Originating the role of James in this World Premiere production!
By Omer Abbas Salem
Directed by Sophiyaa Nayar
Playing Nov. 17 - Dec. 17 @ The Den Theatre in Wicker Park
Ibrahim is an average 30-something queer Arab-American Muslim who is constantly being reminded how unmarried he is by his relentlessly caring immigrant mother, Sara. Having helped raise his smart, popular, cheerleading hijabi younger sister, Ibrahim has always been comfortable sinking into the background. Normal job, quiet life, easy men. But on the precipice of finding what could be his first real relationship with James, Sara feels compelled to take Ibrahim’s future into her own hands by attempting to find the perfect man for him to marry. Mosque4Mosque is a comedy about a normal Muslim American family that asks us to wrestle with what we believe normal to be.
MORE INFO & TICKETS: About Face Theatre's MOSQUE4MOSQUE
Mosque4Mosque Photos by Jenn Udoni
Jordan Dell Harris (he/him/his) is a Jeff Award-Winning actor and singer based out of Chicago, Illinois. 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 before moving to Chicago.
Jordan was last seen onstage in his Second City debut in QUEER EYE: The Musical Parody. Another recent favorite was playing Donald in The Boys in the Band (Windy City Playhouse; Joseph Jefferson Award Winner - Best Ensemble in a Play, Best Play). Other recent roles include playing Carver in the Chicago premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (Raven Theatre) and Whizzer in Falsettos (Actor's Express). 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!
IN THE PRESS!
Read some curated highlights below or
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