CHRISTOPHER JACKSON: LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE
STREAMED LIVE FROM NEW YORK
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 AT 8 PM EDT
You know him as George Washington in HAMILTON. Now, see Tony AwardⓇ-nominated actor and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning songwriter/composer Christopher Jackson perform LIVE from New York’s New World Stages in a special livestream event.
Paper Mill is one of a select group of nonprofit arts organizations participating in a livestream concert event, Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side on Saturday, August 15 at 8PM EDT. Jackson is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning songwriter/composer and a Tony Award nominated actor best known for originating the role of George Washington in the cultural phenomenon Hamilton.
Tickets are $40 per household and include access to the livestream performance plus an additional 72 hours of on-demand viewing of a video recording of the livestream, available beginning one hour after the live broadcast ends. Proceeds from ticket sales will support Paper Mill Playhouse.
This one-night-only concert will feature Chris, performing with his live band, doing Broadway show tunes, pop hits, original songs, and sharing personal stories from his time in HAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS, and FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME. You’ll even have the chance to text questions in real time. It’s a one-of-a-kind concert event you won’t want to miss!
The livestream, which is a co-production of Dallas Summer Musicals and Entertainment Benefits Group, is being shared by a number of nonprofit arts presenters around the country. The event will take place at New York’s New World Stages, the off-Broadway venue that has housed productions of Jersey Boys, Avenue Q and many others.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER JACKSON
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” and has recently finished Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway for a limited run. He also starred in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix mini-series “When They See Us” with 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.
Christopher 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. Recently, Chris performed at Kennedy Centers Honors Gala celebrating Lin-Manuel Miranda. He also has several musical projects in development for the musical stage and has sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.