Strauch-Mosse Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Christopher Jackson

Strauch-Mosse Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Christopher Jackson

A lecture with Christopher Jackson, a Tony Award nominated actor as well as a Grammy and Emmy Award winning songwriter/composer.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

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. 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. Christopher also recorded an original song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Disney film Moana.

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 (six Emmy nominations and one 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.

Since 2009 The Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture series has invited renowned artists such as Xu Bing, Ann Hamilton, Judith Jamison, Derek Wolcott, Mark Dion, Hugh Masekela, Sebastião Salgado, Carrie Mae Weems, Nick Cave, Edwidge Danticat and LaToya Ruby Frazier, to mention just a few, to speak to university and public audiences in the Boston/Cambridge metropolitan area about their work. All Strauch-Mosse programs are free and open to the public.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception with Jackson will follow his talk at 8:30 p.m.

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