Christopher Jackson to Exit 'Hamilton' on Broadway (Exclusive)

Jenny Anderson
Christopher Jackson

The Tony-nominated actor, who plays George Washington, will have his final performance on Nov. 13.

When Christopher Jackson soon sings “One Last Time,” he’ll mean it.

The actor who earned a Tony nomination for originating the role of George Washington in Hamilton is exiting the Broadway production, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. His final performance will be Nov. 13.

Jackson's exit comes after a handful of original Broadway castmembers' departures, including the show's creator and original lead Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony winners Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry, and fellow nominee Phillipa Soo. 

Jackson is currently starring in the hit CBS drama Bull in which he plays Chunk, a stylist who prepares defendants for trial. He also recorded an original song written by Miranda for the new Disney film Moana, in theaters Nov. 23.

“Being a part of the Hamilton family has been the most thrilling and rewarding experience of my career,” says Jackson. “I will forever be indebted to Lin, Tommy [Kail] and our amazing producers and creative team for the trust they’ve shown me onstage and off. I look forward to the next chapter.”

Nicholas Christopher, who has played George Washington throughout the summer, will assume the role through the end of 2016, beginning Nov. 15. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Updated Oct. 14, 11:20 a.m.: A previous version incorrectly noted that Jackson will appear in Broadway's Miss Saigon. THR regrets the error.

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