HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. to Dazzle Alongside the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Award-winning actor and vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall Sunday, December 3 at 7pm. The dynamic performer and the orchestra will dazzle audience members with an extraordinary one-night-only performance.
Odom Jr. gained widespread critical acclaim for his starring role with the original cast of the blockbuster Broadway hit musical Hamilton. The performance earned Odom Jr. the 2016 Tony Award for Lead Actor in a Musical. He also won a Grammy Award for his principal soloist performance on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton, which won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
His debut solo album, "Leslie Odom Jr.," was released in June 2016 on S-Curve Records and quickly rose to number one on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts.
The multifaceted performer has also compiled an impressive list of television and film acting credits. 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 has 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.
Founded in 1880 and now in its 137th season, the St. Louis Symphony orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world's finest. Under the leadership of Music Director David Robertson, currently in his 12th season, the SLSO strives for artistic excellence, educational impact and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people's lives through the power of music. The SLSO presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts and hundreds of free education and community programs each year. Media partners include St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 -KWMU, which broadcasts the SLSO's Saturday night subscription concerts live + The Nine Network, which regularly features SLSO performances on its Night at the Symphony program. In addition, the SLSO is known for its Grammy Award-winning recordings, Carnegie Hall appearances, national and international tours, innovative programming and extensive community engagement initiatives. Visit www.slso.org for more.