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Leslie Odom, Jr.

Also Credited As: Leslie Odom, Jr.

Date of Birth: August 06, 1981 (41)

Birth Place: Queens, NYC

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Leslie Odom, Jr. BIO

Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. can currently be seen on Broadway starring as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the blockbuster hit musical, “Hamilton.”

He is a Grammy Award­ winner as a principal soloist on Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2015 award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Odom, Jr. originated the role of ‘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.

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.

On the small screen, Odom, Jr. is best ­known for his portrayal of ‘Sam Strickland’ in the NBC musical series, “Smash,” and his recurring role as ‘Reverend Curtis Scott’ on “Law & Order: SVU.” He’s also appeared in episodes of “Gotham,” “Person of Interest,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House of Lies,” “Vanished” and “CSI: Miami.” On the big screen he starred in the 2012 film, “Red Tails,” opposite Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., and David Oyelowo.

Odom Jr. was raised in Philadelphia, and currently resides in NYC.

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Leslie Odom, Jr. STAGE CREDITS

Broadway Revival Production, 2023
Purlie Victorious Judson

Original Broadway Production, 2015
Aaron Burr

World Premiere Production, 2015
Aaron Burr

Encores! Off-Center Production, 2014

Public Theater Production, 2013
Markos Monroe

Original Broadway Production, 2012
Isaiah Robinson

[Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2010

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Rubicon Theatre of Ventura will present the third event in the company’s Summer Concert series on Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. – “MOSTLY BROADWAY: AN EVENING WITH DAVID BURNHAM.”

Listen: Billy Porter Releases Releases Uplifting New Single 'Fashion'

Canvasing the nation, Billy is currently bringing passion and joy to cities across the country with his first-ever career-spanning pop music concert tour: THE BLACK MONA LISA TOUR: VOLUME 1. The tour features Broadway songs, a nod to Pose, and stunning performances of future pop classics from his forthcoming new album, Black Mona Lisa.

Jessica Fishenfeld Brings SUNNY SIDE UP to Birdland Theater

Jessica Fishenfeld will perform “Sunny Side Up” at Birdland Theater on Thursday, May 25 at 8:30pm. Award-winning vocalist and actor Jessica Fishenfeld, known for her “cristalline and pure voice” and “spot-on comedic timing” is a natural optimist from a rough-and-tumble town.

Photos: George Takei, Georgia Stitt & More Honored At Prospect Theater Company Spring Gala

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Which Broadway Shows Have Received the Most Tony Nominations Ever?

While many stellar productions are poised to earn multiple nominations this season, it will take quite a few to stand up to the current record holders. Below, check out which Broadway shows hold the records for the most-Tony nominated productions of all time.

Hannah Elless, Julia Murney, Allie Trimm And More Join Prospect Theater Company's Spring 2023 Gala

Prospect Theater Company has announced the performers for their annual Spring Gala, being held Monday, May 1st at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street): Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Julia Murney (Baby, The Wild Party), Allie Trimm (Wicked), Genesis Adelia Collado (Prospect's Notes From Now), Darron Hayes (Prospect's Notes From Now), Matthew McGloin (Prospect's The Hello Girls), and Miyuki Miyagi (Allegiance, West Coast Premiere).

Leslie Odom, Jr., Amber Iman & More to Perform at Prospect Theater Company Spring Gala

Prospect Theater Company has announced the performers for their annual Spring Gala. See who is taking part, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Bid Bid to Win Meeting with Lin-Manuel Miranda & Win VIP Tickets to HAMILTON in Puerto Rico

You can now bid on the chance to meet Lin-Manuel Miranda and win tickets to Hamilton in Puerto Rico!

Billy Porter to Star in & Co-Write James Baldwin Biopic

GRAMMY, EMMY, and Tony Award-winner Billy Porter will star in and co-write a new biopic based on the life of author and human rights activist James Baldwin. Porter has stated that it has been a career-long goal to bring Baldwin's story to the big screen. Baldwin's work includes 'Go Tell It on the Mountain,' 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' and more.

HAMILTON in Manila Commences Pre-Sales on April 20

Hamilfans need not wait any longer as the Asian premiere of the groundbreaking, mainly sung-through and rapped musical, 'Hamilton,' featuring the music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will commence advance ticket sales on April 20, 2023, at 10 a.m.

23 Theater Books for Your Spring 2023 Reading List

Need a great book  to spring into the new season? This spring, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 23 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's spring reading list.

Listen: Billy Porter Drops New Single 'Baby Was A Dancer'

GRAMMY, EMMY, and Tony Award-winning singer, composer, director, author, actor, and playwright Billy Porter has released a new single, “Baby Was A Dancer.' For six weeks this spring, Billy will grace stages in the U.S. with the THE BLACK MONA LISA TOUR:VOLUME 1 tour. Watch the lyric video for the new single and check out tour dates now!

AN EVENING WITH LESLIE ODOM, JR. at Mayo Performing Arts Center

Special Offer: Be in the Room Where it Happens With Hamilton’s Leslie Odom, Jr.!


Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that Grammy, Emmy, and twice Tony Award-winning singer, composer, director, author, actor, and playwright Billy Porter will bring his BLACK MONA LISA TOUR: VOLUME 1 to Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Billy Porter Will Embark on the BLACK MONA LISA TOUR: VOLUME 1 Beginning Next Month

GRAMMY, EMMY, and twice Tony Award-winning singer, composer, director, author, actor, and playwright Billy Porter will embark on the BLACK MONA LISA TOUR: VOLUME 1, kicking off next month. 

HAMILTON Will Return to Puerto Rico This June With a Two-Week Run and Benefit Performance

The hit musical Hamilton will be returning to Puerto Rico for two weeks in June 2023! The 'Angelica Tour' will perform June 13-June 25 at Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in San Juan. 

University of Virginia Alumnae Tina Fey to Return as 2023 President's Speaker Series for the Arts

The University of Virginia President’s Speaker Series for the Arts will present award-winning writer, actor, producer, and noted UVA alumna Tina Fey on April 23 at 3 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

Leslie Odom, Jr. & Kenny Wayne Shepherd to Perform at Mayo Performing Arts Center in March

MPAC will present blues great Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Broadway and film favorite Leslie Odom, Jr. in March!

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE, WHITE LOTUS, & THE BEAR Take Top Honors at 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) hosted the 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 25th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The evening recognized influential film producers and entertainment icons with special honors including Tom Cruise with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures; Mindy Kaling with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television; Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy with the Milestone Award; and “Till” with the Stanley Kramer Award.


Leslie Odom, Jr. has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Leslie Odom, Jr. has not appeared in the West End

Leslie Odom, Jr.'s next show will be Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch which opens on 12/31/2023 on Broadway.

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