Jackson Mikkelsen (He/Him/His) is a Chicago based actor, singer, and technician originally from Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jackson has performed professionally in the Chicago Theatre Scene most recently with Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Blank Theatre Company, and Oak Park Festival Theatre.
Jackson graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. While at CCPA, he trained extensively in all areas of his craft and developed a unique process and passion for the arts. He also produced numerous class cabarets including The Cycle of Our Lives at Davenport's Cabaret & Piano Bar, in addition to a list of educational theatre credits.
Jackson also works as a freelance stage technician in the Chicago storefront theatre scene. Recently, he's served as an electrician for productions with City Lit Theatre, Hell in a Handbag Productions, and Black Button Eyes Productions. Jackson currently works as the resident electrician at Roosevelt CCPA and for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.
Jackson recently played YOUNGER BROTHER in Metropolis PAC's production of Ragtime!
Ragtime was Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson, Music Directed by Aaron Zimmerman, and Choreographed by DeShaun Peters.
Ragtime ran May 4th - June 4th at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights!
"Recent graduate Mikkelsen is spot-on as a budding idealist who finds direction when he joins African Americans and Jewish immigrants in their struggle for civil rights."
- Barbara Vitello, Northwest Daily Herald
"Jackson Mikkelsen as Mother’s Younger Brother, shows a percussive recognition of an innocent, naive and restless soul who becomes a sympathetic revolutionary. He is another strong performer."
- Regina Belt Daniels, Shaw Local Northwest Herald
Jackson in RAGTIME at Metropolis Performing Arts Center
But It's A School Night
@ Venus Cabaret Theatre With THE BEAUTIFUL CITY PROJECT
To close out his time with CCPA, Jackson will be performing alongside classmates in Beautiful City Project's "But It's A School Night". This cabaret style show will feature songs from shows like Spring Awakening, Next To Normal, Lysistrata Jones, and MORE!
The Cycle of Our Lives
@ DAVENPORT'S CABARET & PIANO BAR
Jackson recently produced and performed in The Cycle of Our Lives, a student devised cabaret show featuring songs from Musical Theatre Song Cycles. The show performed to a sold out crowd at Davenport's Cabaret & Piano Bar on December 12th, 2022. Below are all the materials from a truly amazing evening for the CCPA MT class of 2023!
- Jackson's Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-CrIwEoP80&t=1928s
- Show Program: https://tinyurl.com/47kfx8hk
- Cast Headshot/Resumes: https://tinyurl.com/4zdx6fdw