President's Speaker Series

The President’s Speaker Series brings nationally-recognized and award-winning journalists, scientists, political leaders, and writers from across the globe to West Chester University. 

TD Bank

Sponsored by TD Bank and made possible by the WCU Foundation.

Christopher Jackson

President's Speaker Series: Christopher Jackson

Saturday, March 19, 2022 • 8:00 PM 
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall 
Reserved Seating: Orchestra $32 • Balcony $27

Award-winning actor Christopher Jackson shares his remarkable journey from a small town in Illinois (population 3,000) to performing for a constantly packed house on Broadway. From school plays, to Off-Broadway productions, to starring as George Washington in the revolutionary, critically-acclaimed musical Hamilton, Jackson reveals the lessons learned along the way and the mantras, moments, and mentors that made a difference. Taking audiences behind the scenes of Broadway's biggest hit-- sharing everything from befriending Lin Manuel-Miranda back in 2002, to performing for President Barack Obama-- Jackson also reflects on the social impact of Hamilton, addressing issues of inclusion and race. A talk as riveting as it is thought-provoking, Jackson leaves audiences inspired and empowered (and maybe with a song or two stuck in their head).  

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