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Leslie Odom, Jr.

Also Credited As: Leslie Odom, Jr.
 
Date Of Birth:
August 06, 1981 (41)
Birth Place:
Queens, NYC
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 06, 1981 (41)

Birth Place: Queens, NYC

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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Aaron Burr
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2015
Aaron Burr
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Production, 2014
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2013
Markos Monroe
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Isaiah Robinson
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2010
Performer

Leslie Odom, Jr. Biography

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.




Leslie Odom, Jr. News

Leslie Odom, Jr. New Holiday Box Set MERRY MERRY Out Now Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. New Holiday Box Set MERRY MERRY Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. has released his holiday vinyl box set, MERRY MERRY, via BMG.

Emmy-Winner Darren Criss Makes His Ridgefield Playhouse Debut With A VERY DARREN CRIS Photo Emmy-Winner Darren Criss Makes His Ridgefield Playhouse Debut With A VERY DARREN CRISSMAS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022

Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor, singer and Glee favorite, Darren Criss, will make his Ridgefield Playhouse debut to celebrate the holiday season! He'll bring “A Very Darren Crissmas” to Ridgefield for his only Connecticut performance on Friday, December 16 at 8pm, as part of the Teed & Brown Broadway & Cabaret Series.

Leslie Odom, Jr. to Star in LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. to Star in LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free, ticketed musical tribute, the Let Freedom Ring Celebration. The annual program, part of the Center’s Millennium Stage free daily performance series, features Leslie Odom, Jr.

Original Musical MARIAN Starring Emilie Kouatchou & More to Have Additional Invite-On Photo Original Musical MARIAN Starring Emilie Kouatchou & More to Have Additional Invite-Only Readings This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Liquid Theatre Collective and Randy Donaldson, Executive Producer, will present two additional private, invitation only readings of MARIAN, an original musical based on the life of world-renowned contralto, Marian Anderson.

Tony Award-Winning Producer Debra Martin Chase to Speak at UT Austin Next Week Photo Tony Award-Winning Producer Debra Martin Chase to Speak at UT Austin Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

Tony Award-winning, Emmy nominated and Peabody Award-winning film, television and Broadway producer Debra Martin Chase (Cinderella, The Princess Diaries, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Cheetah Girls, The Equalizer TV series and many more) will return to The University of Texas at Austin on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 to discuss her work producing blockbuster projects featuring women and Black voices for TV and movie audiences.

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & Daniel Craig Star in GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY Trail Photo VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & Daniel Craig Star in GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY Trailer
by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

In the sequel to Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects. The cast includes Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom, Jr., and more. Watch the new video trailer now!

Album Review: A Cast Album For A Magical Musical That Has Not Appeared... Yet - THE V Photo Album Review: A Cast Album For A Magical Musical That Has Not Appeared... Yet - THE VIOLET HOUR
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 5, 2022

Along with creating incomparable music, lyrics, and story, Reynolds & Price have ensured that the lucky listeners of their baby have everything they need to fully enjoy and UNDERSTAND the depth and breadth, and height their show can reach.

Listen: THE VIOLET HOUR Studio Cast Recording Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer Photo Listen: THE VIOLET HOUR Studio Cast Recording Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer & More Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

The award-winning songwriting team of Will Reynolds and Eric Price have released a complete 28-track studio cast recording of their new musical The Violet Hour on Friday November 4, 2022. Listen here!

Listen: Billy Porter Releases New Song 'Stranger Things' Photo Listen: Billy Porter Releases New Song 'Stranger Things'
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

GRAMMY, EMMY, and twice Tony Award-winning singer, composer, director, author, actor, and playwright Billy Porter has released a timely and empowering new song entitled “Stranger Things” via Island UK and Republic Records.

World Premiere of Kate Tarker's MONTAG Extended at Soho Rep Photo World Premiere of Kate Tarker's MONTAG Extended at Soho Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022

Soho Rep has announced a one-week extension, to November 20, of its nearly-sold-out world premiere production of Montag, written by Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES at Soho Rep; Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man) and directed by Dustin Wills (Wolf Play, presented by Soho Rep & Ma-Yi Theater Company; Frontières Sans Frontières).

Leslie Odom, Jr. Videos

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & Daniel Craig Star in GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY Trail Videoplay
VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & Daniel Craig Star in GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY Trailer

by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

In the sequel to Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects. The cast includes Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom, Jr., and more. Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: First Look at Leslie Odom Jr. and Jackie Hoffman in Netflix's GLASS ONION: A K Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Leslie Odom Jr. and Jackie Hoffman in Netflix's GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY

by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 25, 2022

Watch Leslie Odom Jr. and Jackie Hoffman in a clip of Glass Onion, the sequel to Knives Out on Netflix.

Interview: Emmy Raver-Lampman & Josh Gad Tease Musical Moments in CENTRAL PARK Season Videoplay
Interview: Emmy Raver-Lampman & Josh Gad Tease Musical Moments in CENTRAL PARK Season Three

by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

The hit animated musical series Central Park is back with its third season! BroadwayWorld caught up with stars Emmy Raver-Lampman and Josh Gad, who teased what to expect from the new season and what musical numbers they are most excited for audiences to see. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & Daniel Craig Star in KNIVES OUT Sequel Teaser Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & Daniel Craig Star in KNIVES OUT Sequel Teaser Trailer

by Michael Major - Sep 8, 2022

Netflix has released the teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel to Knives Out, featuring Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Daniel Craig. Watch the new video trailer for the highly-anticipated film, which also features Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Debuts CENTRAL PARK Season Three Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Apple TV+ Debuts CENTRAL PARK Season Three Trailer

by Michael Major - Aug 24, 2022

“Central Park” stars a renowned voice cast that includes Gad, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Emmy Raver-Lampman, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, Jack McBrayer, Amber Ruffin, Yvette Nicole Brown, Craig Robinson, Tim Meadows, David Alan Grier and more. Watch the new video trailer now!

WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video Videoplay
WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Songwriting team Will Reynolds and Eric Price, winners of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, have released of a music video for their song “Getting Closer” from their forthcoming musical Radioactive, performed by Hannah Corneau (Wicked).

BWW Exclusive: Debbie Allen Guest Stars on THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER & PROUDER Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Debbie Allen Guest Stars on THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER & PROUDER

by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Debbie Allen will guest star on a new episode of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. BroadwayWorld is sharing an exclusive clip from the new episode, featuring Allen as Myrtle, an ostrich-riding cowgirl who raps about the barbecue food she will serve to the Proud Family. Watch the exclusive clip now!

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt & Leslie Odom Jr. Sing Sondheim For th Videoplay
VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt & Leslie Odom Jr. Sing Sondheim For the GRAMMYs In Memoriam

by Michael Major - Apr 4, 2022

Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt, and Leslie Odom Jr. took to the stage at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards to sing the music of Stephen Sondheim for the In Memoriam. The medley performance included 'Not a Day Goes By,' 'Send in the Clowns,' and 'Somewhere.' Watch the complete performance now!

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr.  Open the SAG Awards Videoplay
VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr. Open the SAG Awards

by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards, which honor some of the year's best television and film performances by actors, aired on Sunday, February 27. To open this year's ceremony, original Hamilton stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr. reunited to give a speech.

Exclusive: Nathan Lane on Re-Naming Himself After His GUYS & DOLLS Character on FINDI Videoplay
Exclusive: Nathan Lane on Re-Naming Himself After His GUYS & DOLLS Character on FINDING YOUR ROOTS

by Michael Major - Feb 22, 2022

In an exclusive clip from tonight's episode of Finding Your Roots on PBS, Nathan Lane discusses the process of how he decided to change his name, choosing between the first names of two of his previous roles, Benjamin Franklin in 1776 or Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. Leslie Odom Jr. will also appear on the new episode.


Leslie Odom, Jr. Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Leslie Odom, Jr. been in?
Leslie Odom, Jr. has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Leslie Odom, Jr. been in?
Leslie Odom, Jr. has not appeared in the West End


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@leslieodomjr - 11/8/22 05:42am WHO’S VOTING TODAY? ??


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@leslieodomjr - 8/24/22 05:17pm The sky is the limit in the park. Season 3 of #CentralParkTV premieres September 9, only on @AppleTVPlus https://t.co/hgmHUYE1D4


@leslieodomjr - 7/26/22 12:45pm Thank you for the invitation. Had to see it to believe it.


@leslieodomjr - 7/12/22 05:03pm One of the most important twitter threads ever twote! Read and watch the whole thing when you can. Comprehensive.… https://t.co/5KCgQTJoch


@leslieodomjr - 7/12/22 04:48pm For the books


@leslieodomjr - 5/2/22 11:02pm Fendi full Met fantasy. I won’t forget it. https://t.co/WNVrC5XvCs


@leslieodomjr - 4/22/22 01:18pm ………


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