Eric Jordan Young - Performer/Playwright
Before beginning rehearsals for the Alliance Theatre Production of SAMMY & ME in the fall of 2010, Mr. Young spent his summer performing in the brand new spectacle VEGAS! THE SHOW in Las Vegas which he is currently performing. His most recent credits include the 2010 Tony nominated Broadway revival of the Kennedy Center's RAGTIME (Booker T. Washington), NYSF/Public Theatres NEIGHBORS (Zip Coon Crow), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Herod) at the Alliance Theatre and RENT (Tom Collins) at the Hangar Theatre. Eric appeared in Ahrens' and Flaherty's DESSA ROSE (original cast recording) playing Kaine at Lincoln Center; MR. BOJANGLES THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINER and the Broadway companies of the Burt Bachrach/Hal David musical revue THE LOOK OF LOVE, SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL (Wickersham Brother, original cast recording), RAGTIME ('98/'99), and CHICAGO, playing the infamous lawyer Billy Flynn.
He was seen in the National Tours of CHICAGO, RAGTIME, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, and DREAMGIRLS and performed Off-Broadway in the World premiere of Michael John LaChuisa's LITTLE FISH, Gerard Allesandrini's MR. PRESIDENT, and the ENCORES! 60th Anniversary Bash at City Center.
Regionally, Mr. Young performed at Actors Theatre of Louisville in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ at Sacramento Music Circus, and was awarded the Helen Hayes Award (Best Supporting Actor in a Resident Musical) for his characterization of Jake in the musical SIDESHOW directed by Joe Colarco at the Signature Theatre.
Mr. Young made his Carnegie Hall debut in Stephen Sondheim's OPENING DOORS directed by David Kernan and was honored to host the "Young People's Guide to the Orchestra" with Skitch Henderson and the NY Pops. In the spring of 2009 Eric returned to Carnegie Hall to pay tribute to Charles Strouse.
Eric has performed with the Arkansas, Louisiana, Sioux City, Tucson, Ocean City and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. Television credits include ABC's Ugly Betty, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, the Rosie O'Donnell Show, Today, CBS's Morning Show and several others.
Mr. Young received the Buffalo Artvoice Theatre Award for Outstanding Visiting Artist (2006) for his performance in SAMMY ME and was presented with the SALT (Syracuse Area Live Theatre) Award in 2007 for the Best New Original Production.
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