Leslie Odom Jr., Tony Award-Winning Member of ‘Hamilton’ Broadway Cast to Perform at TPAC on Aug. 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer Leslie Odom Jr., who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway production of “Hamilton,” performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater. Tickets are on sale now.

The multi-faceted performer won the Tony Award for “Best Leading Actor in a Musical” for his performance in “Hamilton” and a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on the musical’s original broadway cast recording, which won the 2015 award for “Best Musical Theater Album.”

Odom, Jr. originated the role of “Burr” in a sold-out run at The Public Theater in 2015, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for “Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical” and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical.” He made his Broadway debut at the age of 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,” which also played at The Public Theater; 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.” He’s 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.

For more information, visit www.leslieodomjr.com.

About Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Over three decades, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 12 million audience members and served more than 1.8 million students and educators with performances at TPAC, resources for teachers, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs for adults. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit TPAC.org.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010