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Christopher Jackson

Christopher JacksonChristopher Jackson Christopher Jackson is an actor and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/composer, currently performing as George Washington in the award-winning musical, Hamilton, which opened on Broadway in August 2015 and received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Chris was just recently nominated for a Tony Award for “Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Musical.” The New York Daily News declared his performance “excellent.”

This fall, Chris will be starring in the CBS show Bull which is based off of Dr. Phil McGraw’s early days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time. Chris will play “Chunk,” a stylist on the team who helps prepare defendants for trial. 

Additional 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 credits include 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). 

In film and TV, he has appeared in Freestyle Love Supreme (Pivot Network) Person of Interest, A Gifted Man, Fringe, Gossip Girl, Tracers, and Afterlife.

He was also the Composer/Songwriter for Sesame Street (six Emmy nominations and one win) and Co-Music Supervisor and Writer for The Electric Company (PBS). 

Chris won an Emmy Award for his song with Will.I.Am, “What I Am”. In 2010 he released his first solo album IN THE NAME OF LOVE with Yellow Sound Lab Records and is currently working on his second album. He also has several musical projects in development for the musical stage.

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