‘Hamilton’ and ‘Bull’ Star Chris Jackson On What it’s Like Working Both Shows at the Same Time

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Playing Chris Jackson on Working for Two Shows at the Same Time: I Wouldn’t Recommend It to a Lot of People

Grammy and Emmy winner Chris Jackson certainly has a lot on his plate these days, pulling off 8 shows a week as General George Washington in the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” to his new hit show “Bull.” How does it do it all?

“I wouldn’t recommend it to a lot of people,” Jackson jokes. He says his days for “Bull” begin at 6:30AM, he wraps the show around 4:30PM, and then heads straight to the theater for a 7PM show. “I have two beautiful children and my wife who works incredibly hard. That’s the hardest part, is not being able to spend a lot of time with them.”

“Bull” is based off of Dr. Phil McGraw’s early career as an officer of the court, so it’s no wonder Dr. Phil is one of the show’s executive producers. Dr. Jason Bull chooses the jury, and Jackson’s role as Chuck Palmer, a stylist, uses his expertise to make sure the client is dressed to give him an advantage with the jury.

“So much of what we communicate to the world is what we put on,” says Jackson. “I’m feeling particularly purple today,” he jokes. Watch the video above to hear more about it.

Catch “Bull” on Tuesday’s at 9PM ET on CBS, and if you can make it to a performance of “Hamilton,” do it! Just don’t ask Jackson for tickets. He wrote on Facebook that he doesn’t have any!

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