Leslie Odom Jr. Makes Pacific Symphony Debut

Leslie Odom Jr. Makes Pacific Symphony Debut

Leslie Odom Jr., who rose to national fame after his show-stopping debut performance as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton," will be making his debut with Pacific Symphony March 15-16, under the baton of guest conductor Matt Catingub for a full night's show, including intermission. A stellar performer of Broadway and American classics, Odom, Jr.'s show will include numerous hits from "Hamilton," the evergreen jazz gem "Autumn Leaves," "Joey Joey Joey" and a Nat King Cole medley.

This concert is part of Pacific Symphony's 2018-19 Pops, a series of five concerts that celebrates "popular music's most enduring favorites," sponsored by The Westin, PBS SoCal, and K-Earth 101. Single tickets for these performances begin at $47. For more information or to purchase tickets call (714) 755-5799 or visit the website, www.PacificSymphony.org.

Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. completed his run on Broadway starring as Aaron Burr in the original cast of the blockbuster hit musical, "Hamilton," a role that earned him the 2016 Tony Award of Lead Actor in a Musical. He is also a Grammy Award­winner as a principal soloist on "Hamilton's" Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2016 award for Best Musical Theater Album.

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! Off­Center production of "Tick, Tick... Boom!" which was his first time working with "Hamilton" creator, Lin­-Manuel Miranda.

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