Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson—formerly of Hamilton—will return to the New York stage April 21 in the You’ve Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters concert with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. He'll share the spotlight with Tony winner Jessie Mueller, who plays her final performance in the Broadway musical Waitress March 26.
Jackson and Mueller will appear with the previously announced Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along) in the concert salute to 20th-century pop songwriters including James Taylor and Carole King.
Jackson, who will be making his Carnegie Hall debut, earned a Tony nomination for his performance as George Washington in Hamilton. Mueller won the 2014 Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the title role of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She earned a Tony nomination last year in the same category for Waitress and received a previous nod for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
Steven Reineke will serve as music director and conductor of the 8 PM concert at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
Mueller is also scheduled to appear April 4 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago as part of the Goodman’s annual Education and Engagement Luncheon, discussing the role of theatre in education.