Leslie Odom Jr.
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 for Lead Actor in a Musical. He is also a Grammy Award-winner 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 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," 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.” Leslie’s debut solo album, “Leslie Odom, Jr,” was released in June 2016 on S-Curve Records and quickly rose to No. 1 on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts.