Cheyenne David Jackson (born July 12, 1975) is an American actor and singer. His credits include leading roles in Broadway musicals and other stage roles, as well as film and television roles, concert singing, and music recordings.
Jackson in 2010
Cheyenne David Jackson
July 12, 1975
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
(m. 2011; div. 2013)
After beginning his acting career in regional theatre in Seattle, he moved to New York and was an understudy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002) and Aida (2003). He next originated the role of Matthew in the workshop production of Altar Boyz (2004) for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and was replaced by Scott Porter for the Off-Broadway run. Jackson's first leading role on Broadway was in All Shook Up (2005), which earned him a Theatre World Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut." Since then, on the New York stage, he has starred in The Agony & the Agony (2006), Xanadu (2007; Drama League, Drama Desk nominations), Damn Yankees (2008), Finian's Rainbow (2010; Drama Desk nomination), 8 (2011), The Heart of the Matter (2012), and The Performers (2013).
He has also appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated United 93, in which his portrayal of Mark Bingham earned him the Boston Society of Film Critics 2006 award for Best Ensemble Cast. He also had a leading role in the 2014 independent romantic comedy ensemble, Mutual Friends, and guest roles in television series such as NBC's 30 Rock and Fox's Glee. Since 2015, Jackson starred in the FX Horror anthology television series, American Horror Story, in its fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons.
In concert, Jackson has sold out Carnegie Hall twice: The Power of Two in 2010 and Music of the Mad Men Era in 2011. He also performs in cabaret. In addition to his Broadway cast albums, he has released three albums of popular music, including a joint album called The Power of Two with Michael Feinstein in 2008. In 2012, Jackson released two singles, "Drive" and "Before You", from his 2013 album I'm Blue, Skies. In 2016, Jackson released his third studio album, Renaissance, an album adapted and expanded from his solo concert Music of the Mad Men Era.
He also stars as Hades in the Descendants 3, along with actors Booboo Stewart, Cameron Boyce, Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson with Director Kenny Ortega. In 2020, he reunited with Descendants alumni Ortega and Stewart in Netflix's Julie and the Phantoms.
Jackson was born at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington, on July 12, 1975, to David and Sherri Jackson, and was named by his father after the 1950s Western series Cheyenne. The third of four children, he was raised in Oldtown, Idaho, a "teeny mill town" in a rural area in northern Idaho near the Washington border. His father was Native American and a Vietnam veteran. His mother taught Jackson, his sister, and two brothers to sing and regularly played music by Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley at home. Throughout his childhood, Jackson lived with his family in a rural home that had an outhouse and no running water. He moved to Spokane as a teenager.
In Seattle, Jackson worked as an ad executive at a magazine and did some theater work on the side, earning his Equity card. "As soon as I found out what theater was, what Broadway was, I thought, 'Oh, that's what I'll do with my life.' Just a matter of getting all the pieces in place," he said. Inspired to rethink his career after the September 11 attacks, he moved to New York City to pursue his dream of being an actor: "[Acting] was something I always wanted to do but I was too scared and didn't have the confidence. 9/11 changed everything for all of us. It gave me the urgency."
Theatrical acting careerEdit
In regional theaters, Jackson has appeared as Tony in West Side Story, as Joey in The Most Happy Fella, as Cain in Children of Eden, as Berger in Hair, as Billy Bigelow in Carousel, as Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, as Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show, and as The Poet in Kismet, among many other productions.
Jackson made his Broadway debut understudying both male leads in the Tony Award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. He later served as the standby for the character of Radames in Aida, then originated the role of Matthew in the off-Broadway production of Altar Boyz. In 2005, he originated his first Broadway leading role in the musical All Shook Up, a tribute to Elvis Presley. His performance as Chad earned him much critical praise, the Theatre World Award, and nominations from the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor. In 2006, he starred off-Broadway in playwright Nicky Silver's The Agony and The Agony with Victoria Clark. In June 2007, less than a week before the scheduled opening night, Jackson assumed the lead role of Sonny on Broadway in Xanadu, replacing James Carpinello who had been injured during rehearsal. Previous workshop productions of the musical starred Jackson and Jane Krakowski. However, both Jackson and Krakowski opted out of the initial Broadway run, citing schedule conflicts. His performance as Sonny earned him nominations from the Drama League and Drama Desk for Outstanding Lead Actor. Xanadu had several Tony Award nominations including "Best New Musical" for which Jackson and the cast performed on the 62nd Tony Awards show.
In 2008, Jackson joined Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes in the New York City Center's Encores! production of Damn Yankees. He returned to Encores! in 2009, playing Woody Mahoney in the staged concert of Finian's Rainbow which critics praised. Jackson also starred in the development workshop of The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, who co-wrote the music for Avenue Q.
In October 2009, Jackson opened on Broadway to positive critical reviews reprising the role of Woody Mahoney in the Broadway revival of the 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow at the St. James Theatre, costarring with Jim Norton and Kate Baldwin. The Wall Street Journal raved, "The way that [Kate Baldwin] and Cheyenne Jackson sing "Old Devil Moon" is the stuff best-selling cast albums are made of." The show closed on January 17, 2010. Along with the company of Finian's Rainbow, Jackson recorded the Broadway revival cast album in early December 2009, with a release date of February 2, 2010.
In September 2011, Jackson joined Morgan Freeman, Ellen Barkin, Matt Bomer, Christine Lahti, and John Lithgow as part of the premier Broadway Cast of Dustin Lance Black's new play 8, directed by Joe Mantello. In June 2012, Jackson starred opposite Krysten Ritter in Neil LaBute's The Heart of The Matter produced by MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
In the 2012-2013 Broadway season, Jackson, Henry Winkler, Alicia Silverstone, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber and Ari Graynor starred in David West Read's play The Performers which started previews on October 23, 2012 at the Longacre Theatre. The play closed on November 18, 2012, after 23 previews and 7 regular performances. Critical reception for the overall play was mixed with an median Stage Grade of C. However, a majority of reviewers including Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, and The Associated Press gave extremely positive reviews to both Jackson's and Ari Graynor's performances. Broadway producers cited the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the box office as the primary reason for the show's early closing.
In films, Jackson most notably portrayed 9/11 victim and hero Mark Bingham in the 2006 Academy Award nominated United 93 which earned him the Boston Society of Film Critics 2006 award for Best Ensemble Cast. He has also appeared in several other films including: Curiosity (2005), Hysteria (2010), Smile (2011) the critically lauded The Green (opposite Julia Ormond and Illeana Douglas), and 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection Price Check (with Parker Posey). He portrayed Greta Gerwig's boyfriend Roger in the 2012 Fox Searchlight Pictures film Lola Versus. In 2013, he starred in the HBO biopic of Liberace, Behind the Candelabra with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. He also appeared in the independent films Mutual Friends (2013), Lucky Stiff (2014) and A Beautiful Now (2015). More recently, he played Hades in the Disney Channel original movie Descendants 3 (2019).
Jackson had a lead role in the film version of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks in 2014. Jackson plays Michael Minetti, who is hired by retiree Lily Harrison (Gena Rowlands) to give her private dance lessons at her home for six weeks. The film is based on Richard Alfieri's Broadway play of the same name and is directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman.
From 2009 through 2013, Jackson had a recurring role on the award-winning series, 30 Rock playing Danny Baker. Jackson also portrayed Dustin Goolsby, the coach of "Vocal Adrenaline", the main rival of "New Directions" on the second season of FOX's show Glee.
He has guest starred on several television series including Lipstick Jungle, Life on Mars, and Ugly Betty, and was featured in a prominent guest role during Season 8 of Curb Your Enthusiasm. His character "Terry" was the personal trainer to Larry David and Wanda Sykes. On March 15, 2010, Jackson made his guest-starring debut on the long-running NBC series, Law & Order in an episode entitled "Innocence".
Additionally, Jackson guest starred on the pilot episode of NBC's revamp of The Munsters, Mockingbird Lane, written by Bryan Fuller and directed by Bryan Singer. Jackson portrayed Scout Master Steve, a competing love interest for Portia de Rossi's character Lily Munster; the show also stars Eddie Izzard and Jerry O'Connell. NBC aired the pilot as a Halloween special on October 26, 2012.
Jackson also appeared in the fifth season of American Horror Story as one of the leads, alongside Lady Gaga and Matt Bomer. Jackson returned to the show's sixth season to play Network Executive, Sidney Aaron James, as well as the seventh season to play psychiatrist Dr. Rudy Vincent Anderson, and the eighth season of the show to play warlock, John Henry Moore.
In 2017, Jackson appeared on the 9th season of RuPaul's Drag Race (season 9, episode 3) alongside the queen herself RuPaul, the singing and acting mogul Todrick Hall, Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley. He popped up for a mini challenge in season 10, episode 11 where he judges and decides which dragged out pancake was the best. He then made his third appearance in 2019 on the 11th season (season 11, episode 8) alongside RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Fortune Feimster and Natasha Lyonne in which he took part in an improvisation acting challenge. He also appeared in the tenth episode of Season 2 of Sense8 as Blake Huntington, an award-winning actor who is cast opposite Miguel Ángel Silvestre's Lito Rodríguez in a Hollywood film. In 2019, he played the role of Hades, Mal's father in the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 3.
Jackson has starred in several notable webisode series including Cubby Bernstein opposite Nathan Lane, Legally Brown with Allison Janney, and The [title of show] Show from the meta-fictional Broadway musical [Title of Show].
In March 2009, Jackson made his nightclub debut at Feinstein's at Loews Regency with a sold-out one-man show titled Back to the Start. He later teamed up with Michael Feinstein to create a well-received nightclub act titled "The Power of Two". A CD of the show was released on November 3, 2009.
The Power of Two, a concert reuniting Jackson and Feinstein, was presented at Carnegie Hall on October 29, 2010. Jackson was the guest artist performing with the New York Pops in concert, Cheyenne Jackson's Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era, at Carnegie Hall on November 18, 2011. Joe Dziemianowicz of The New York Daily News wrote, "There, in Judy (Garland)'s spot singing Joni (Mitchell)'s song, (Cheyenne) Jackson turned the bittersweet ballad into a beautiful highlight in an evening filled with luscious moments with the New York Pops."
On December 31, 2012, Jackson reprised Music of the Mad Men Era at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall with 96 members of the National Symphony Orchestra, and his special musical guest, Tony winner Nina Arianda The concert sold out within days and was hailed by critics as stunning, surprising, and a cool way to ring in 2013.
On May 10, 2012, Jackson released his single "Drive", his first non-theatrical single and his first music video release. The video was directed by Austrian music video director Christian Hörlesberger and the track produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. It was the first single released from I'm Blue, Skies, which was eventually released in June 2013. The album was co-written by Jackson himself with Sia Furler, Stephen "Stevie" Aiello, and Charlotte Sometimes.
On July 10, 2012, Jackson released his second single I'm Blue, Skies, "Before You," also produced by Salter. In August 2012, "Before You" reached a peak of #31 on the Hot 100 AC chart. The music video for the single was directed by Nick Everhart and also stars Rachel Dratch and Christina Cole. It was inspired by the 1960s monster TV shows The Addams Family and The Munsters as well as classic cinema of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. The director said the film was a tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
In 2013, he released three singles "She's Pretty, She Lies", "Look at Me" and "I'm Blue Skies" followed in 2015, with the single "Don't Wanna Know" all accompanied by music videos. On June 3, 2016, Jackson released his new album, Renaissance, an album on the PS Classics record label, adapted and expanded from his solo concert Music of the Mad Men Era.
In the mediaEdit
Jackson appeared on the March 26, 2008, cover of The Advocate. The magazine used the caption: "Hello, gorgeous! For leading man Cheyenne Jackson, coming out is a beautiful thing." In 2008, he was named "Entertainer of the Year" by Out and appeared alongside Gus Van Sant, Katy Perry, and Sam Sparro on the magazine's commemorative 100th issue in December. In April 2010, he appeared on the cover of Canadian fab magazine under the title "Cheyenne Jackson: I Love New York" with photographs by Mike Ruiz. He also appeared on Out's November 2010 issue. In July 2012, he appeared on the cover of attitude.
Jackson is gay. He and Monte Lapka, a physicist, began dating in 2000 and married on September 3, 2011 in New York City. In July 2013, they announced plans to divorce. They filed for divorce in September 2013.
In October 2013, Jackson announced he was dating actor Jason Landau on his official Instagram account. They announced their engagement in February 2014, and married in Encino, California, in September 2014. Jackson and Landau welcomed twins, a girl and boy, in October 2016.
|Year||Album details||Peak positions||Notes|
|2009||The Power of Two (with Michael Feinstein)||17||15|
|2013||I'm Blue, Skies
- Original Broadway cast albums
- 2012: "Drive"
- 2012: "Before You"
- 2013: "Don't Wanna Know"
- 2013: "Don't Look at Me"
- 2013: "She's Pretty, She Lies"
- 2013: "I'm Blue, Skies"
|2006||United 93||Mark Bingham|
|2010||Photo Op||Zig||Short film|
|Smile||Doctor Steve||Short film|
|2014||The One I Wrote for You||Ben Cantor|
|Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks||Michael Minetti|
|Love Is Strange||Ted|
|2015||A Beautiful Now||David|
|Day Out of Days||Phil|
|2016||Bear with Us||Hudson|
|Opening Night||Eli Faisel|
|2017||Hello Again||Robert (The Writer)|
|2018||Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate||Boris|
|2008||Lipstick Jungle||Bryce||Episode: "Chapter Fifteen: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Prada"|
|Family Practice||Sebastian Kinglare||Television film|
|2009||Life on Mars||Sebastian Grace||Episode: "Let All the Children Boogie"|
|Ugly Betty||Timothy D'Artagnan||Episode: "Sugar Daddy"|
|2009–2012||30 Rock||Danny Baker||12 episodes|
|2010||Law & Order||Jon Sorrentino||Episode: "Innocence"|
|It Takes a Village||Scott||Unsold television pilot|
|2010–2011||Glee||Dustin Goolsby||3 episodes|
|2011||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Terry||Episode: "Car Periscope"|
|2012||Mockingbird Lane||Steve||Unsold television pilot|
|2013||Onion News Empire||Cameron Grey||Unsold television pilot|
|Behind the Candelabra||Billy Leatherwood||Television film|
|Full Circle||Peter Barlow||3 episodes|
|2014||HR||Tim Harcourt||Unsold television pilot|
|Royal Pains||Sam||Episode: "Oh, M.G."|
|2015–2016||American Horror Story: Hotel||Will Drake||9 episodes|
|2016||American Horror Story: Roanoke||Sidney Aaron James||7 episodes|
|2017–2019||RuPaul's Drag Race||Himself||3 episodes|
|2017||The Real O'Neals||Mr. Peters||Episode: "The Real Mr. Nice Guy"|
|Sense8||Blake Huntington||Episode: "If All the World's a Stage, Identity Is Nothing But a Costume"|
|American Horror Story: Cult||Dr. Rudy Vincent||9 episodes|
|Modern Family||Max||Episode: "Ashes"|
|2018||American Woman||Greg Parker||7 episodes|
|Will & Grace||Michael||Episode: "The Beefcake & the Cake Beef"|
|American Horror Story: Apocalypse||John Henry Moore||4 episodes|
|2019||Descendants 3||Hades||Television film|
|The Morning Show||Himself||1 episode|
|Watchmen||Hooded Justice||3 episodes|
|2020||Descendants Remix Dance Party||Hades||Television Special|
|Julie and the Phantoms||Caleb Covington||4 episodes|
|2021||Call Me Kat||Max||Main role|
|2002||Thoroughly Modern Millie||Jimmy Smith/ U/S Trevor Graydon
|2003||Aida||Radames (Replacement)||Palace Theatre|
|2004||Altar Boyz||Matthew||The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre|
|2005||The 24 Hour Plays||Kevin||American Airlines Theatre|
|On the Twentieth Century||"Life is Like a Train" Porter||New Amsterdam Theatre|
|All Shook Up||Chad (Original)||Palace Theatre|
|2006||The Agony and The Agony||Chet||Vineyard Theatre|
|2007||Xanadu||Sonny Malone (Original)||Helen Hayes Theatre|
|2008||Damn Yankees||Joe Hardy||New York City Center Encores!|
|2010||St. James Theatre|
|2011||8||Paul Katami||Eugene O'Neill Theatre|
|2012||The Heart of the Matter||Him||Lucille Lortel Theatre|
|2013||The Performers||Mandrew||Longacre Theatre|
|2014||The Most Happy Fella||Joe||New York City Center Encores!|
|2016||The Secret Garden||Dr. Nevill Craven||Lincoln Center|
|2019||Into the Woods||Cinderella's Prince/Wolf||Hollywood Bowl|
Awards and honorsEdit
- 2005 Theatre World Award, Outstanding Broadway Debut – All Shook Up
- 2006 Boston Society of Film Critics, Best Ensemble Cast – United 93'"
- 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor -All Shook Up
- 2005 Drama League, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor – All Shook Up
- 2008 Drama Desk, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor – Xanadu
- 2008 Drama League, Distinguished Performance Award- Xanadu
- 2010 Drama Desk, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor – Finian's Rainbow
- 2015 Grammy Award, Best Musical Theater Album - West Side Story
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i don't know if you will remember this liza, but i sang backup for you with the broadway inspirational voices a couple years ago? ... I do remember, Cheyenne, you were terrific! ... she shouted out!
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