Jeremy Jordan Live in London: Cadogan Hall, London
Reviewed 26th October 2019
Broadway star and firm favourite with the fans Jeremy Jordan is no stranger to the stage. Having starred in many shows including Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde and the NBC hit TV show Smash, film The Last Five Years and most recently starring in the provocative Broadway play, An American Son, he is used to entertaining the thousands. In 2016 and 2018 the Tony and Grammy-nominated actor and singer wowed audiences at London’s Cadogan Hall and now he is back for just 4 concerts at the impressive venue.
There aren’t enough superlatives to describe Jeremy Jordan’s voice so there’s no point trying. Witnessing him sing live is out of this world. His vocals are insane – it seems no song is too hard for him. Even interrupting himself to add comic one-liners didn’t stop him from hitting every note with power and passion. The emotion he manages to convey with every song truly shows what a good actor he is and each song is sung with passion and commitment – no easy feat considering the range of songs sung at this concert.
Of course no Jeremy Jordan concert would be complete without the equally talented Benjamin Rauhala and this year Ben received just as much applause as him. And quite rightly so! This years offering included no less than three intricately arranged medleys by Ben including; a Disney Princess medley, Bonnie and Clyde medley and The Last Five Years medley. All of which were superb. Particularly The Last Five Years medley as Jeremy chose to sing his favourite songs performed by Cathy – proving that he could actually perform a one-man show of the hit Jason Robert Brown hit.
‘The Sun‘ which Jeremy premiered at this concert is a gorgeous original song written by himself. Tempting fans once again with the prospects of an album, Jeremy confessed that he is a perfectionist but at some point he will release an album – which given the success of his concerts will no doubt be a huge hit.
Revealing that Jeremy had actually sung the demos for The Greatest Showman as the main character Barnum, played in the film by Hugh Jackman, he treated delighted audience members to a detailed account of what happened, interspersed with songs from the hit Pasek and Paul film. Finally getting to sing ‘From Now On‘ Jeremy wowed audiences and earned his first standing ovation of the night.
Having recently completed a short run as Dr Pomatter in Broadway’s Waitress Jeremy sang the Sara Bareilles song ‘Without a Believer‘ which was recently revealed to have not made the cut of the hit Broadway show. Another unique twist on a song was the hit ‘Oh, What A Beautiful Morning‘ from Oklahoma. This was another one of Ben’s clever arrangements and worked beautifully with Jeremy’s voice.
Stupidly talented vocals mixed with a comic snap shot of Jeremy’s life made this concert a highlight of the stagey calendar. If Jeremy does another concert do not miss out – this is one concert you cannot afford to miss!
This performance was produced and put on by Club 11 – leading the way for stagey cabarets and concerts. For more information about Club 11 click here.
To read my review of Jeremy Jordan’s 2018 concert at Cadogan Hall click here.