Broadway, tv and film professional whose most widely known stage function was simply because Aaron Burr in the music Hamilton, earning him a nomination for the 2015 Drama Table Award for Outstanding Featured Actor within a Music. He was also popular as Sam Strickland in NBC’s Smash. He examined musical movie theater at Carnegie Mellon School in Pittsburgh, PA. His debut Broadway function came at age 17 when he performed Paul in Lease. He has already established re-occurring assignments on tv in CSI: Miami, Vanished, WEDDING DAY, Person appealing and Laws & Purchase: SVU. He released a self-titled jazz record in August of 2014. Blessed in Queens, he was raised in Philadelphia, and transferred to LA in 2003. In 2012 he wedded Nicolette Robinson. He starred alongside Jonathan Groff in the musical Hamilton.
Full Name Leslie Odom Jr.
Date Of Birth August 6, 1981
Place Of Birth Queens, NY
Height 1.71 m
Profession Stage Actor
Education Carnegie Mellon University, Julia R. Masterman School
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Movies Murder on the Orient Express, Red Tails, Poe
TV Shows Smash, The 71st Annual Tony Awards
Star Sign Leo
Won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Aaron Burr in the Broadway sensation Hamilton (2015).
Leslie and his "best friend" on Smash, Megan Hilty, were students at Carnegie Mellon University together. Hilty was just 1 year under Odom, Jr. in the Theatre program.
Won the 2012 Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer on Broadway and was nominated for a Drama League Award for his work in the short lived Broadway flop "Leap of Faith" with music by Academy Award winning writer Alan Menken. The show officially ran for just 2 and a half weeks at the St. James Theater in New York City.