Artist of the Day: Leslie Odom, Jr.

posted by Shane German on 11/25/2019

Tony and Grammy winner Leslie Odom, Jr. parlayed roles in the original cast of Broadway's Hamilton and NBC's Smash into film roles and a successful recording career as a solo artist.

Odom topped the Billboard jazz chart in 2016 with his graceful, nuanced performances of his self-titled, self-released debut, featuring a set of vocal jazz covers of show tunes and popular song.

The singer/actor/dancer originated the role of Hamilton's Aaron Burr on Broadway in 2015.

The hit cast album "Hamilton: An American Musical" topped the Billboard Cast Albums and Rap Albums chart. Odom performed on over half of the tracks for the musical.

His third solo album and first to feature his own original songs, "Mr." arrived in November 2019 and has been added to the WYCE Library.

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