National Memorial Day Concert

Christopher Jackson

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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,” which opened on Broadway in August 2015. Jackson’s 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). His off-Broadway performances 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). 

Jackson can currently be seen starring in the hit CBS drama Bull," in which he plays Chunk, a stylist who prepares defendants for trial. He also recorded an original song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the 2016 Disney film “Moana.”

In film and television, 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).

Jackson 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 he is currently working on his second album. He also has several musical projects in development for the musical stage.

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