Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson Sets Farewell Performance

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The Tony-nominated star created the role of George Washington in the hit musical.
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Christopher Jackson and company in Hamilton Joan Marcus

Christopher Jackson, who was Tony-nominated for his turn as George Washington in the hit Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton, will play his final performance as the first President on November 13.

Nicholas Christopher, who covered the role of George Washington this past summer, will take over the role November 15 and will continue through the end of 2016. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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Jackson, who also appeared in Miranda's In the Heights and in the original Broadway cast of Holler If You Hear Me, is a series regular on the new CBS show Bull, which debuted September 20. He also has recorded an original song written by Miranda for the new Disney film Moana, hitting cinemas in November.

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Bull has allowed Jackson to shoot his scenes around his Hamilton schedule. “I’ve been able to go to work in the morning, and then do the show at night,” Jackson previously told the New York Post. “It’s highly unusual for a TV production to let me out early because they know I have [Hamilton] to do, but they know how important it is to me.”

The actor added that his character, Chunk Palmer, is a former athlete who now works as a stylist and is gay. For more on Bull, visit CBS.com/Shows/Bull.

Hamilton plays its 500th Broadway performance October 14.

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