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Christopher Jackson is latest to leave Broadway's 'Hamilton'

FILE - In this July 9, 2016 file photo, actor and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, right, takes his final performance curtain call with cast member Christopher Jackson at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York. Jackson, who earned a Tony nomination for originating the role of George Washington in “Hamilton,” is leaving the Broadway show on Nov. 13. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 14, 2016 - 11:02 AM

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

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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