• October 28, 2016
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Christopher Jackson is latest to leave Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’

Actor earned a Tony Award nomination for his role as George Washington in the hit show

11:17 October 15, 2016

Christopher Jackson, who earned a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of George Washington in Hamilton, is leaving the Broadway show on November 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 November 7.