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. He can currently be seen starring in the hit CBS drama Bull, in which he plays Chunk, a stylist who prepares defendants for trial. Chris was recently seen in Netflix’s mini-series When They See Us, directed by Ava DuVernay, and starring alongside Michael K. Wiliams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo.
In December 2018, “One Last Time (44 Remix)” was released as a part of the Hamildrop series, which featured Chris 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).
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.
Chris 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).
Chris 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. In 2018, Chris performed at the Kennedy Centers Honors Gala celebrating Lin-Manuel Miranda. He also has several musical projects in development for the musical stage.