Jordan Fisher could totally be a tour guide. No, seriously: stay with us for a second here. He totally could. The singer and actor has almost too many talents to name, and so many projects associated with those talents that it's nearly impossible to keep up. But the star took some time out of his busy schedule to give the TWIST team a tour of the Hamilton Grange National Memorial in Harlem, New York for the National Park Foundation & National Park Service’s Parks 101 event – and we've got to say: he was a total natural.
But it's no surprise that Jordan knows a loooot about Alexander Hamilton: in addition to starring in tons of our favorite TV and film projects like Liv and Maddie, Teen Beach Movie, Grease Live and more, he also recently was part of the phenomenal hit Broadway show, Hamilton. He played the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in New York City from November 2016 until March 2017 – which was a huge undertaking for him.
"I didn't know how it was going to work," Jordan tells us about his first thoughts about getting the call saying he had been cast in the play. "I had just finished a show, I was in Nashville and my lineup for my night was Leann Rimes, me, the Plain White T's and The Commodores. So it was all over the place, super fun, very laid back. And I get off the stage and [get a call and] I'm like, 'do I know what this is about' and he said 'you probably do.'
"We talked for like half an hour and he said, 'when can you get here?' And I was in Nashville so I was like I could red eye out and start the next morning and that's exactly what I did," he added. "It wasn't even 48 hours I was here and found out I'm going to be living in New York for the next five months. While still flying out, doing shows, all the Jingle Ball concerts, and I was like, 'I really don't know how this is going to work. But I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope that it does. It's Hamilton, it's my dream to be on Broadway, my friend created the show, my other buddy directed it.'"
"[My role in] Hamilton made a little theater kid's dream come true. I had a crush on a girl and she joined the drama club and she asked me if I would be there and I said 'I'm already going to be there' and then low and behold, I fell in love with theater. I owe it to Emmy," he shares.