Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr.

  • Born on
    • August 6th, 1981
Leslie Odom Jr. (born August 6, 1981) is an American actor and singer. He has performed on Broadway and in television and film, and has released two solo jazz albums. He is known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton, a performance for which he won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as a principal vocalist. His television roles included Sam Strickland in the musical series Smash (2012–2013). He is also the author of the 2018 book Failing Up.


Acting (14 Credits)

2023The Exorcist
2022Knives Out 2
2021Needle in a Timestack as Nick Mikkelsen
2021The Many Saints of Newark as Harold McBrayer
2021Music as Ebo Odom
2020Hamilton as Aaron Burr
2020One Night in Miami... as Sam Cooke
2020Central Park as Owen (voice)
2019Harriet as William Still
2019Only as Will
2017Murder on the Orient Express as Dr. Arbuthnot
2016Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come
2012Red Tails as Declan 'Winky' Hall
2012Smash (2012) as Sam Strickland


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