Christopher Jackson is Latest to leave Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Jackson, who earned a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of George Washington in “Hamilton,” is leaving the Broadway show on Nov. 13.

Jackson, who has a role in the CBS drama “Bull,” joins fellow lead actors out the door, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony winners Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry, and fellow nominee Phillipa Soo.

Jackson has played Simba in “The Lion King,” Benny in “In the Heights,” and Delray in “Memphis.” Jackson was in “After Midnight,” ”Bronx Bombers” as Derek Jeter and “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” the musical that used Tupac Shakur songs.

In other shake-ups on Broadway, Eric Petersen will take over from Alex Brightman in “School of Rock” starting Nov. 7.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

It's a Date | October 2017Our beautiful Bay Area is constantly buzzing with activity. Every weekend seems to bring a new adventure. It's a Date! is our monthly calendar created to help you keep up with everything Tampa Bay has to offer!
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live