Leslie Odom Jr
Tony & Grammy Award-Winning Artist, Tony & Grammy Award-Winning Artist
Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted, award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor. With a career that spans all performance genres, he has received recognition with Tony and Grammy Awards as well as Emmy and, most recently, two Academy Award nominations for his excellence and achievements in Broadway, television, film, and music. He gained recognition for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton, which earned him a 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in the same year. Odom most recently starred in the critically acclaimed Amazon film adaptation of One Night in Miami, in which he performed the songs of legendary singer Sam Cooke. His portrayal of the soul icon and musical performance of the original song “Speak Now” was met with widespread praise and critical acclaim, earning him multiple award nominations. He most recently starred in The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to David Chase’s award-winning HBO series The Sopranos that was released in theaters and on HBO Max in October 2021, and hosted the CBS special live concert event, “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” upcoming projects include Rian Johnson’s highly anticipated sequel, Knives Out 2, and David Gordon Green’s new Exorcist trilogy.