Jordan (age 4) and his sister, Abbey, singing in their very first performance on stage in their Grandma's annual student voice recital at the Yorba Linda Forum in Southern California. "God Made Our Hands"
Jordan Goodsell is an actor/singer based in New York City.
Jordan grew up in Yorba Linda, California and throughout the Orange County area during his childhood all the way up through high school.
Jordan was fortunate to have a very extraordinary musical upbringing. His grandmother, Jill Goodsell (jillgoodsell.com) is a concert pianist, opera singer, voice teacher and mentor. He has been acting, performing, singing, AND taking voice lessons with his Grandma since he was at the age of 4.
Having always been most passionate about acting and musical theatre, Jordan chose to pursue a BFA Theatre Performance Degree at Chapman University where he had the opportunity to study and perform works ranging from contemporary to classical and Shakespeare, as well as act in many television and film projects at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Between his Junior and Senior year at Chapman U, Jordan studied with the American Theatre Wing for two weeks in a program called SpringboardNYC in New York City. This two-week intensive was affirming to Jordan that his life and career as an artist was meant to be in New York City.
After graduating from Chapman U, Jordan found himself quickly immersed in the Los Angeles scene for the next 4 years. He quickly began filling his theatrical resume with professional regional theatre, television, and film. His most cherished highlight was getting to be a part of the opening company of Frozen: Live at the Hyperion directed by Tony Nominee Liesl Tommy at the Disneyland Resort; a show that he was a part of consistently for 3 1/2 years.
His other favorite Los Angeles credits include: Allegiance with George Takei (East West Players/Japanese American Cultural Community Center), Man of La Mancha (A Noise Within), UMPO Hocus Pocus (Rockwell Table & Stage) and Invisible: a new musical (Colony Theatre/New Musicals Inc./3-D Theatricals).
For more credits, please click HERE.
Jordan is beyond grateful to his family and friends who have always inspired and supported him into being the person and performer that he is today.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
1. Taking voice lessons with Grandma. "The O Shape".
2. At the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with long-time voice student of Grandma's, Stephanie J. Block, after her performance of 9 to 5.
3. Playing piano with Grandma at the age of 2.
2010 - present
2010 - present