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2016
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Live at Beacon Theatre

Leslie Odom Jr. — Nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Show:
Hamilton

Role:
Aaron Burr, the savvy politician that advised and later assassinated Alexander Hamilton.

Bio Brief:
Odom Jr. made his Broadway debut in Rent and went on to start in the original cast of Leap of Faith. Odom also starred in the Public Theater’s rock musical Venice in 2013. He appeared in the Encores! production of tick, tick...BOOM! and on the Emmy-winning theater series Smash.  

Other Honors For This Role:
​—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Musical
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Onstage Pair (with Lin-Manuel Miranda)
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Tony History:
This is Odom Jr.'s first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:
One of Odom Jr.'s favorite stores in New York City is Sleepy's, where he imagines he lives in a house with many beds.

Quotable Quote:
"I am just as much a fan of [Hamilton] as our audiences. If I wasn't in the show, I'd want to see it every night."Odom Jr. to Broadway.com, 2/15

Other Nominees for Best Leading Actor in a Musical