Jordan Cheng is a professional musical theatre performer, playwright, and creator. He received his Master’s Degree in Musical Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA) in the UK and trained extensively under the mentorship of Mohamed Drissi.
Hailed as ‘mesmerizing’ and ‘beguiling’ by The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star, Cheng has won the 2017 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He also received several award nominations, including Outstanding Performer Male in musical theatre for The 39th Annual Canada DORA Awards (“Mr. Shi and His Lover”), Best Leading Actor for The 26th Hong Kong Drama Awards (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”), and Best Supporting Actor for The 29th Hong Kong Drama Awards (“La Cage Aux Folles”).
Performed in more than 60 theatre productions in 15 major cities worldwide, Cheng has worked with many local theatre companies and artists, including Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Edward Lam Dance Theatre, Actors’ Family, The Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Institute, The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Yat Po Singers, Macau Experimental Theatre, and many more. His vocals abilities and knowledge of a wide variety of musical styles are a strong asset and regularly in demand for challenging and demanding roles. Jordan exquisite vocal performances are always thoughtfully enhanced but his acting and clarity of character and lyrics development.
Jordan is also a musicals’ script writer. He has created several Cantonese musicals to wide acclaim including Hi Dad…Bye, Cache-Cache Par Amour, The White Collar Principle: A Musical Fable, Our GloryDays, MURDER CODE: D, Sing a Song of Mine, to name a few.
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