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Eric Jordan Young is an accomplished producer, director, choreographer, entertainer, playwright and songwriter. Through his 30+ years of experience, Young’s credits have included television (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Ugly Betty), Broadway (RAGTIME ’98 original/’09 revival, CHICAGO, SEUSSICAL the Musical, LOOK OF LOVE), off-Broadway (NYSF – Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center), national tours (CHICAGO, RAGTIME, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, DREAMGIRLS), commercials and workshops (DESSA ROSE, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, NEVER GONNA DANCE, DISNEY’S ON THE RECORD, LITTLE FISH, TIN PAN ALLEY RAG, KING OF BOMBAY, DILLINGER, DORIAN, PAMELA’S FIRST MUSICAL, CLOWNTOWN).

Young appeared in various productions on the Las Vegas Strip such as the Las Vegas Company of ROCK OF AGES at The Venetian and Rio Resorts (Mayor/J’Keith) and his original production of SHAKIN’ – VEGAS REMIXED WITH A TWIST at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Young originated the role of Ernie in VEGAS! THE SHOW and has performed with several symphonies throughout the country including the Atlanta Symphony and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

In April of 2016, Young had his solo symphonic debut with CELEBRATING SAMMY: THE MUSIC OF SAMMY DAVIS, JR. (Buffalo Philharmonic). His solo album ONCE IN A LIFETIME was produced by EnJoY! Productions Group and his one-man musical SAMMY & ME (Alliance Theatre, MusicalFare Theatre, Hangar Theatre, NBTF) is the winner of the ArtVoice and Salt Awards. Young’s direction and choreography can be seen on the high seas in Norwegian Cruise Line productions of WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW and THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG FACTORY. Young served as the resident director of BAZ Las Vegas (Palazzo) and performed nightly in Cocktail Cabaret at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He is currently working with Norwegian Cruise Line as the Associate Director of FOOTLOOSE (Norwegian Joy) and ROCK OF AGES (Norwegian Breakaway). He also serves as Director & Choreographer for the origInal productions WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW (Norwegian Star) and THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG FACTORY (Navigator). Young is a proud graduate of Ithaca College. 


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