Christopher Jackson

  • The original George Washington in the Tony and Grammy Award-Winning Broadway Musical, Hamilton
  • Star of the hit CBS Series "Bull"
  • Grammy and Emmy Award-Winning Songwriter, Composer and Actor
  • Advocate for Autism and Social Inclusion

A Grammy and Emmy Award-Winning Songwriter, Composer and Actor and the original George Washington in the Tony and Grammy Award-Winning Broadway Musical, Hamilton; Christopher Jackson is currently the star of the hit CBS drama "Bull.”  His story is powerful and motivational, as he shares his remarkable journey from a small town in Illinois (population 3,000) to performing for a constantly-packed house on Broadway. From school plays, to Off-Broadway productions, to starring as George Washington in the revolutionary, critically-acclaimed musical Hamilton, Jackson reveals the lessons learned along the way and the mantras, moments, and mentors that made a difference. Taking audiences behind the scenes of Broadway's biggest hit-- sharing everything from befriending Lin Manuel-Miranda back in 2002, to performing for President Barack Obama-- Jackson also reflects on the social impact of Hamilton, addressing issues of inclusion and race. With talks as riveting as they are thought-provoking, Jackson leaves audiences inspired and empowered (and maybe with a song or two stuck in their head).  

Jackson is also a powerful advocate for social inclusion, the arts and autism. Since his son was diagnosed with autism in 2007, he has become a vocal and passionate supporter of Autism Speaks, KultureCity, and Sesame Street's autism outreach program.  In his speech “The Power of Kindness” he talks about his own family's struggle with more questions than answers and shares the challenges and opportunities that come with working with children on the spectrum. He opens up about the "beautiful struggle" of raising his own son, as well as ways to create acceptance and inclusion for all people with unique abilities. 

 

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Christopher was very entertaining and spoke from the heart… It was a delight having him visit, and I especially appreciate all the time he took to meet students, sign autographs, and pose for photos.

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  • Lesley University
"One Last Time" - Hamilton At The White House | [5:46] - Get Sharable Link
"One Last Time" - Hamilton At The White House | [5:46]
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Can You Feel the Love Tonight | A Capitol Fourth [2:57]
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Christopher Jackson Presents 'Bull: The Musical' | The Late Show [8:11]
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Christopher Jackson on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect | [29:49]
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2018 Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture | Lesley University [1:04:14]
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An Evening with Christopher Jackson: From Small Town to the Great White Way

Award-winning actor Christopher Jackson shares his remarkable journey from a small town in Illinois (population 3,000) to performing for a constantly packed house on Broadway. From school plays, to Off-Broadway productions, to starring as George Washington in the revolutionary, critically-acclaimed ...

Award-winning actor Christopher Jackson shares his remarkable journey from a small town in Illinois (population 3,000) to performing for a constantly packed house on Broadway. From school plays, to Off-Broadway productions, to starring as George Washington in the revolutionary, critically-acclaimed musical Hamilton, Jackson reveals the lessons learned along the way and the mantras, moments, and mentors that made a difference. Taking audiences behind the scenes of Broadway's biggest hit-- sharing everything from befriending Lin Manuel-Miranda back in 2002, to performing for President Barack Obama-- Jackson also reflects on the social impact of Hamilton, addressing issues of inclusion and race. A talk as riveting as it is thought-provoking, Jackson leaves audiences inspired and empowered (and maybe with a song or two stuck in their head).  

The Power of Kindness: Living and Working with Children with Special Needs

When Christopher Jackson's son was first diagnosed with autism in 2007, he did not know what it meant or where to go. Since then, he has become a vocal and involved advocate for children with special needs, throwing himself into the work of organization's such as Autism Speaks, KultureCity, and Sesa ...

When Christopher Jackson's son was first diagnosed with autism in 2007, he did not know what it meant or where to go. Since then, he has become a vocal and involved advocate for children with special needs, throwing himself into the work of organization's such as Autism Speaks, KultureCity, and Sesame Street's autism outreach program. In this moving and informative talk, Jackson shares the challenges and opportunities that come with working with children on the spectrum. He opens up about the "beautiful struggle" of raising his own son, as well as ways to create acceptance and inclusion for all people with unique abilities. 

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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 last August. Christopher’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).  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). 

Christopher can also currently be seen starring in the hit CBS drama "Bull" where he plays Chunk, a stylist who prepares defendants for trial, which has been picked up for a second season. Christopher also recorded an original song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the new Disney film Moana in theaters this past November.

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 (6 Emmy nominations and 1 win), and co-Music Supervisor and Writer for The Electric Company (PBS).

Christopher 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. He also has several musical projects in development for the musical stage.