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VIDEO: Leslie Odom, Jr. Talks HAMILTON, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, and More!

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Tracy Smith talked with the actor about his career, recent Academy Award nominations, and more!

Leslie Odom, Jr. was profiled on this morning's episode of CBS Sunday Morning.

Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Odom, Jr. about his career, from his Broadway debut in Rent, to his breakout role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, as well as his most recent role in the film One Night in Miami, which has earned him two Academy Award nominations.

Watch the full segment below!

Leslie Odom, Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr in a sold out run at The Public Theatre in 2015, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. He later took the role to Broadway, winning a Tony Award.

Odom, Jr. made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in "Rent" before heading to Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious School of Drama, where he graduated with honors. He is the recipient of a 2002 Princess Grace Award for Acting, which is dedicated to identifying emerging talent in theater, dance and film.

Additional theatre credits include "Leap of Faith" on Broadway, for which he won the 2012 Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer on Broadway and was nominated for a Drama League Award; the 2014 musical "Venice," which also played at The Public Theater; and the Encores! Off­ Center production of "Tick, Tick... Boom!" which was his first time working with "Hamilton" creator, Lin­-Manuel Miranda.

Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami... is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate.



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