Cheyenne Jackson is an actor, singer, and songwriter. He recently appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s film Behind the Candelabra,and will be seen in the film Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,opposite Gena Rowlands. On and off-Broadway, Mr. Jackson has starred in The Performers, 8, Finian’s Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League and Drama Desk nominations), The Agony & the Agony, All Shook Up (Theater World Award, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations), the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On the 20th Century,and The 24 Hour Plays. He has appeared in numerous films such as United 93 and his television roles include Danny Bakeron 30 Rock and Dustin Goolsby, the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, on Glee. Recently signed to SONY/ATV as a songwriter and recording artist, he will release his first album of original music this year. At Carnegie Hall, Mr. Jackson has appeared with Michael Feinstein in The Power of Two in 2010, and in his own solo show, Music of the Mad Men Era,with the New York Pops in 2011. He also performed Music of the Mad Men Era at the Kennedy Center with members of the National Symphony on New Year’s Eve in 2012.
Mr. Jackson is an international ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and he serves as the national ambassador and spokesperson for The Hetrick-Martin Institute and the Harvey Milk High School. Mr. Jackson was recently named Out magazine’s Entertainer of the Year. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.