Rhythm and blues singer Freddie Jackson will portray the role of Reverend Bolden when he makes his acting debut next month in a play entitled “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
The soul singer and Grammy nominated recording artist is booked into Newark Symphony Hall for a holiday presentation on Dec. 16 and 17.
He will also perform the role in Harlem at the Apollo Theater on Dec. 18.
The play also features Shirley Murdock, Samson Logan and Lisa Page Brooks.
Jackson is best known for the hit songs “Rock Me Tonight, For Old Time’s Sake,” “Jam Tonight,” “Do Me Again,” and “You are My Lady.”
His debut album “Rock Me Tonight” stormed the R&B charts in 1985, spending six weeks at number one, and making Jackson an instant sensation on urban contemporary radio.
Jackson currently on the “Men of Soul Tour” continues as a solo artist to play to sold-out houses in the United States and around the world. In addition to performing, he is the author of a cookbook entitled “Tasty Love” and continues to lend his voice to support numerous charitable organizations.
Earlier this month he performed to welcoming audiences in Kingston, Jamaica.