Tony Award-winning member of ‘Hamilton’ Broadway cast Leslie Odom Jr. to perform at TPAC on Aug. 15
Tickets on sale Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org
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,” will perform at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on Aug. 15, 2017.
Tickets for Leslie Odom, Jr. go on sale on Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
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.
If You Go:
Leslie Odom Jr.
Aug. 15, 2017
TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.