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Christopher Jackson

Portrait of Christopher Jackson wearing a blue suit

About

Christopher Jackson is a Tony Award nominated actor as well as a Grammy and Emmy Award winning songwriter/composer best known for starring as George Washington in the critically acclaimed, award-winning musical, Hamilton, on Broadway and Disney+. According to Variety, Disney+ saw a 72% surge in U.S. downloads during the premiere weekend. Christopher can currently be seen starring in the hit CBS drama "Bull” and the HBO Max reboot of “Sex and the City”, “And Just Like That…”.

In early 2020, Christopher closed a limited run of Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, which has been adapted into a documentary, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, directed by Thomas Kail now streaming on Hulu. After a successful run, Chris will returned as a guest performer in FLS which opened this past fall on Braodway. Additionally, he starred in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix mini-series When They See Us with Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo.

In December 2018, “One Last Time (44 Remix)” was released as a part of the Hamildrop series which featured Christopher alongside President Obama and BeBe Winans.

His Broadway credits include Holler if Ya Hear Me, After Midnight, The Bronx Bombers (Derek Jeter), In The Heights (Benny), Memphis (Delray Farrell) and The Lion King (Simba).  Off Broadway includes Bronx Bombers (Primary Stages), The Jammer (Atlantic Theater Co.), Lonely, I’m Not (Second Stage), In the Heights (37 Arts), and Cotton Club Parade (ENCORES at City Center). 

Additional TV and film credits include Freestyle Love Supreme (Pivot Network), Person of Interest, A Gifted Man, Fringe, Gossip Girl, Tracers, Afterlife, and In The Heights.

Christopher has recorded an original song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Disney film Moana and was also the Composer/Songwriter for Sesame Street (6 Emmy nominations and 1 win), and co-Music Supervisor and Writer for The Electric Company (PBS).

Jackson won an Emmy Award for his song with Will.I.Am, “What I Am”.  In 2010 he released his first solo album titled, IN THE NAME OF LOVE with Yellow Sound Lab Records and is currently working on his 2nd album. Christopher has performed sold out concerts all over the U.S. including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

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