Christopher Jackson – Actor, Composer and Singer
As a versatile actor, composer and singer, Christopher Jackson has worked on a number of projects. Lin-Manuel Miranda was his collaborator on many projects, including Hamilton, the Tony-winning musical. Jackson was also the voice of Chief Tui in Disney’s Moana. His film credits include Moana and Bull. He also starred in the HBO prison drama Oz. Jackson is also a member the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme.
The actor is no stranger to TV productions, starring on series like “Bull” and “Fringe.” His acting credits also include episodes of the TV shows The Good Wife and White Collar. Jackson is also active as a film composer and has won Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on Sesame Street. He has also composed music to LL Cool J. He has received a number of honorary degrees, including an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.
Before he became an internationally known actor and composer, Christopher Jackson had dreams of playing baseball or starring on Broadway. He decided to concentrate on musical theater because of his early ambitions. He attended Cairo High School and eventually studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. His first acting role was in the musical Hamilton. He was nominated in the Best Actor in an Featured Role in Musicals category. He was also nominated for the Tony Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performances, and Best Actor in Musical.