Birmingham native, Jordan Fisher, lands LEAD role in Tony-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Birmingham native Jordan Fisher
I too like getting dressed up and standing next to a ladder. Photo via Jordan Fisher’s Facebook.

There are a lot of reasons to be proud of Birmingham, and one on top of the list is Jordan Fisher! The Birmingham native turned superstar began his career right here, and just like our city, it only continues to grow.

If you haven’t already met Jordan, this is the perfect time to get acquainted with him now that he’s landed the lead role of Evan in “Dear Evan Hansen.” For only 25 years old, he has an impressive resume. Thanks for giving us another way to brag about how awesome Bham is, Jordan!

First he taught us grammar, then he switched to a history lesson.

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Would it be weird if they included the Alabama fight song in “Dear Evan Hansen?” Asking for a friend. Photo via Jordan Fisher’s Facebook.

I’ve personally learned more from musicals than I ever did in school. Jordan started out in Trussville performing in school shows like “Schoolhouse Rock.” Have you noticed all the conjunctions I’ve used so far?

Fast forward to 2016 and you’d find him in performances of “Hamilton”— casual, right? He portrayed the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton.

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“Gonna raise s’more glasses tonight, y’all.” Photo via Jordan Fisher’s Facebook.

Singing “Conjunction Junction” was only a jumping off point for his Birmingham theater career. He performed in a variety of shows at the Birmingham Children’s Theater and Red Mountain Theater Company such as “Peter and the Wolf” and “Hairspray.”

Skip to second 0:57 to see an adorable clip of Jordan from a 2010 Red Mountain Theatre company highlight reel. Video via Red Mountain Theatre’s Youtube.

The Birmingham native headed for L.A. as a young teen.

After performing in Birmingham for years, Jordan got his first TV role on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” From there, he landed other spots on Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and MTV including “iCarly,” “Liv and Maddie,””Teen Beach Movie,” and “Teen Wolf.”

However, I think the entire world fell in love with him after a swoon-worthy performance as Doody in FOX’s production of “Grease:Live.”

When I say entire world, I really do mean everyone, including Lin-Manuel Miranda :

He even made a Broadway star like Colin Donnell a little jealous :

Sorry to crush your dreams after watching that clip, but he’s engaged to Birmingham native and University of Alabama student Ellie Woods. If they weren’t so adorable together, I’d riot.

Like a true Birmingham native, Jordan is multi-faceted.

Not only is he a Trussville soccer star, Jordan also participates in a charity to support clean water in Kenya. You can learn more about it here.

Oh, yeah, I guess I should mention he WON season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars!” Here I was proud of myself for remembering to take my trash out after three days in a row of forgetting.

You can also hear him on your favorite Disney movie, “Moana” in the song “You’re Welcome.” If this isn’t your favorite, it will be after listening to his vocals in the song—pure heaven. Don’t forget to look up his original work on Spotify (I know, the list of his success is never ending.)

Don’t worry, he hasn’t forgotten about Birmingham!

Although I’ve never met Jordan (yet), through his interviews it’s easy to see he’s humble, down to earth and has nothing but positive things to say about our city.

The feeling of Birmingham is amazing. There’s just a lot of heart here. There’s so much heart, a lot of passion in a lot of ways, but to be perfectly transparent, the food.

Jordan Fisher tells “People of Alabama” what he misses most about Alabama in a 2018 interview

Yeah, I think we all can relate to the food comment. Who wouldn’t miss a city with award-winning restaurants?

Check out what he had to say about his upcoming role in “Dear Evan Hansen”:

Keep up with Jordan’s success and see if you can peep any familiar spots in the background of his pictures on Instagram @jordan_fisher.

What’s your favorite role Jordan Fisher played? Let us know on social @bhamnow!

Irene Richardson
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