Roth is the youngest principal owner of a Broadway theatre chain. He is one of the most high-profile theatre owners in modern Broadway history, appearing as himself in cameos in the NBC TV series "Smash," hosting and moderating discussions featuring industry people at the 92nd Street Y ("Broadway Talks With Jordan Roth") and supporting marriage equality initiatives. He and partner Richie Jackson, an executive producer of TV's "Nurse Jackie," were married at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (a Jujamcyn venue, naturally) in September 2012.
Roth, whose mother is Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth, is a longtime advocate for LGBT causes, serving on the boards of Freedom to Marry and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and formerly on the board of Gay Men's Health Crisis.
Roth graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1997 with degrees in philosophy and theatre. Before joining Jujamcyn, he produced The Rocky Horror Show, which received four Tony Award nominations, as well as the theatre/nightclub sensation The Donkey Show, which ran for six years in New York and played around the world and regionally.
Jujamcyn's Broadway theatres are the St. James, the Hirschfeld, the August Wilson the Eugene O'Neill and the Walter Kerr. On Roth's watch, there have been improvements to Jujamcyn Theaters, including new seats installed at the August Wilson Theatre.more » « less