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Misfits and Mavericks

Jordan loves playing characters who march to their own beat, for good or otherwise. His ease with language and fast wit make him at home as dreamers and plotters, and his mix of warmth and intensity lends itself to both misfits and authority figures (sometimes self-declared).  Jordan is also a dynamic vocalist, at home singing both rock and legit, and a multi-instrumentalist with composing/arranging experience. He holds a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College, a Diploma in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and was a Senior Fellow in Cabaret and Performance at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

Up Next

Jordan was recently seen as Bill Montijo in the west coast premiere of Mystic Pizza, directed by Casey Hushion. Next, he will originate the role of The Hanukkah Fairy in the World Premiere of A Hanukkah Carol, or GELT TRIP! The Musical at Round House Theatre. 


“Mr. Friend, a consummate vocalist, punches out “Addicted to Love,” with revved up passion, telling us just how committed he is to Ms. Yanelli’s Jojo…their Berlin duet “Take My Breath Away”, highlights their exquisite vocals and undeniable chemistry."

-The Show Report

“Bolstered by an eminently likable performance from Jordan Friend.”

-Stage Raw

"Friend is terrific too as the bearded, burly, brokenhearted Bill"

-Stage Scene LA

"The relationship between Jordan Friend, who played Bill Montijo, and Yanelli, deserves its own praise as both actors charmingly bring to stage passion and humor."

-Los Cerritos News.


"Friend commands the space with his velvety voice and unparalleled presence. He demands the attention of the audience and those onstage in such a truthful manner that despite Nate’s somewhat delusional proclamations about life, death and love, we see the core of his person shine through the illusion of his words."

-DC Theater Arts

"It’s a tribute to Ziegler’s writing and Friend’s performance that the emotional underpinnings of his delusions are so understandable, and perhaps more relatable than most are comfortable admitting.

-Washington City Paper

"riend absolutely revels in the character’s flaws so much so that you start to love him precisely for those flaws."

-Maryland Theatre Guide

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