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Mormon Tabernacle Choir will have 'Hamilton' actor as Pioneer Day guest

An actor from the musical, "Hamilton" has accepted an invitation to perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Pioneer Day.

Christopher Jackson, a Tony Award nominated actor and Grammy/Emmy Award-winning songwriter and composer, will be this year's Pioneer Day concert guest artist, the choir announced Monday on its website,

Jackson will join the choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square for the annual concert, "Music for a Summer Evening," July 14 and 15 in the Conference Center at 8 p.m.

Jackson is most recognized for his role as George Washington in the popular musical, "Hamilton." He has appeared in recent episodes of the CBS drama, "Bull," as well as several other television shows, including "Person of Interest," "Fringe," and "Gossip Girl."

Although the song didn't make the film, Jackson recorded an original song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Disney film, "Moana." He shares a connection to the Muppets with the choir, as he won an Emmy Award in 2011 for Outstanding Original Song, "What I Am," which he co-wrote for Sesame Street.

In one Sesame Street episode, Jackson gave voice to a Justin Bieber look-a-like and sang a spoof of Bieber's song, "Never Say Never."

Tickets to the event are free and are available on a first come, first served basis starting Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m., on or through the Conference Center ticket office. Admission is eight years and older.