Christopher Jackson to Play Final Performance as Hamilton's George Washington
The Tony nominee will be replaced by cast member Nicholas Christopher.
Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson will play his final performance as George Washington in Broadway's Hamilton on November 13, the production has announced. He will be replaced by Nicholas Christopher from November 15 through the end of 2016. New permanent casting will be announced at a later date.
Jackson is currently filming the CBS series Bull and has recorded an original song written by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda for the new Disney film Moana. Jackson originated the role of George Washington off-Broadway and has played the role in since Hamilton began performances last year at the Public Theater.
Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton explores the life of the American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, as well as his experiences as an orphan of the British West Indies who immigrated to the 13 Colonies and helped shape the United States of America. The show had its world premiere at the Public Theater and runs on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
In addition to Jackson, Hamilton currently stars Javier Muñoz (Alexander Hamilton), Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica Schuyler), Lexi Lawson (Eliza Hamilton), Seth Stewart (Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds).
Hamilton features Tony-winning choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, as well as Tony-winning orchestrations, costumes, and lighting design by Alex Lacamoire, Paul Tazewell, and Howell Binkley. The set is designed by Tony nominee David Korins.