multitalented Mr. Jackson is a Tony Award nominated actor, and Grammy
and Emmy Award winning songwriter/composer.
April 20, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ –
Legacy is a recurring theme in the Broadway musical “Hamilton,”
and fitting for Hudson County Community College’s 41
Annual Commencement ceremonies, where Christopher Jackson will
deliver the keynote speech to the Class of 2018.
The College’s Commencement ceremonies
will take place on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at the New Jersey
Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ.
An American actor, musician, composer,
and lyricist, Christopher Jackson originated the role of President
George Washington in the blockbuster Broadway musical, “Hamilton.”
He was nominated for a Tony in 2016.
The 42-year-old multitalented thespian
grew up in Illinois and attended the American Musical and Dramatic
Academy in New York City. He performed on Broadway in “In the
Heights,” “The Bronx Bombers,” “After Midnight,” “The
Lion King,” “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” and “Memphis.” Mr.
Jackson’s Off-Broadway credits include “Bronx Bombers,” “The
Jammer”, “Lonely, I’m Not,” “In the Heights,” and “Cotton
The versatile actor has also appeared on
TV and film. His credits include “Oz,”
of Interest,” “Gossip Girl,” “Fringe,” “Tracers,”
Jackie,” “The Good Wife,” and “
He currently stars in the hit CBS drama series "Bull"
where he plays Chunk Palmer, a stylist who prepares defendants for
Mr. Jackson was the Composer/Songwriter
for “Sesame Street,” and with six Emmy nominations, he won for
his song, “What I Am.” He was a co-music supervisor and writer
for The Electric Company (PBS). He recorded an original Lin
Manuel-Miranda song for the film, “Moana.”
An advocate for the organization Autism
Speaks, he lives with his wife and children in New York.