Leslie Odom Jr.

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Leslie Odom Jr.
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Odom c. 2016
Born (1981-08-06) August 6, 1981 (age 39)
Education Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)
OccupationActor
Singer
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2012)
Children2
Website Official website

Leslie Odom Jr. ( /ˈdəm/ ; born August 6, 1981) is an American actor and singer. He made his acting debut on Broadway in 1998 and first gained recognition for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton , which earned him a 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in the same year.

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Odom is also known for his roles in the television series Smash (2012–2013) and Person of Interest (2013-2014), as well as the films Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Harriet (2019), and Hamilton (2020). Odom currently voices the character of 'Owen Tillerman' in the Apple TV+ animated musical-comedy series Central Park, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2020.

For his performance as singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami... (2020), Odom earned Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Golden Globe Awards nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He was also nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for writing the film’s original song "Speak Now," for which he won Best Song at the 2021 Critics' Choice Awards. [1]

He has released four albums and a book. [2]

Early life and education

Odom was born in Queens, New York City. [3] His family later moved to the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, where he grew up. He attended Julia R. Masterman School for middle school and Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts for high school. [4] [5] He and his family attended Canaan Baptist Church in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, where he sang solos in the church choir. [4]

He earned a degree with honors at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and then moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2003.

Career

Acting career

Theater

Odom attended Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he studied theater and performed in musicals. He then went on to study musical theater in college. At the age of 17 he made his Broadway debut as Paul in Rent . In 2001, he appeared in the ensemble of the one-night Broadway concert version of Dreamgirls .

He spent much of his time doing theatre in Los Angeles, including in 2010 with Leap of Faith , [6] which moved to Broadway in 2012, with him starring as Isaiah Sturdevant. When the show closed shortly afterward, he relocated to New York City.

After starring Off-Broadway in Venice and in Witness Uganda (later retitled Invisible Thread ) at A.R.T. and in workshops, Odom worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Encores! Off-Center production of Tick, Tick... Boom! , playing Michael. Odom also played Nat King Cole in the 2015 one-night Actors Fund of America benefit concert of Bombshell . [7]

Odom in Hamilton in July 2015. Leslie Odom, Jr., in Hamilton costume, July 2015.jpg
Odom in Hamilton in July 2015.

Odom was nominated for a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [6] for the role of Aaron Burr in the off-Broadway production of Hamilton at The Public Theater. He continued in the same role at the Richard Rodgers Theatre after the show transferred to Broadway later that year. He also won a 2016 Grammy Award for the cast album, and won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Odom's final appearance in the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton occurred on July 9, 2016. [8]

Television

Odom had a recurring role on CSI: Miami , appearing as Joseph Kayle in nine episodes between 2003 and 2006.

He followed with a recurring role on Vanished , appearing in 10 episodes as Maliko Christo. From 2006 to 2007, he held a recurring role as Freddy on Big Day , appearing on nine episodes prior to its cancellation. He also had a supporting role in the TV movie Poe in 2011.

In the musical television series Smash , Odom had a recurring role as Sam Strickland in 2012, and was promoted to a starring role for the show's final season in 2013.

In late 2013, Odom was offered the leading role of Lucas Newsome on State of Affairs . He accepted the role, but ended up backing out to take the part of Aaron Burr in the workshops of the musical Hamilton .

In 2013 and 2014, he had a recurring role on Person of Interest as Peter Collier, appearing in eight episodes. He also played Reverend Curtis Scott in seven episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit between 2013 and 2015.

Beginning on May 19, 2016, Odom hosted the Broadway.com web series Aaron Burr, Sir: Backstage at Hamilton with Leslie Odom Jr., with a new episode being uploaded every Thursday for eight weeks. Odom was also set to play Jimmy Jam in a 2017 miniseries about New Edition, but ended up leaving the project.

In 2020, Odom starred and executive produced the four-part, television miniseries Love in the Time of Corona opposite his wife Nicolette Robinson. [9] Love in the Time of Corona follows four interwoven stories about the hopeful search for love and connection during the quarantine as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Production began virtually on June 29, 2020 in Los Angeles using remote technologies. [10] The limited series premiered on Freeform on August 22, 2020. [11]

Odom currently voices the character of ‘Owen Tillerman’ in the Apple TV+ animated musical-comedy series Central Park, for which he was nominated for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance at the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards. [12]

He has made guest appearances on several shows including Gilmore Girls , Grey's Anatomy , Supernatural , and The Good Wife . In 2016, Odom was also featured in a commercial for Nationwide Insurance. [13] [14]

On February 4, 2018, Odom sang "America the Beautiful" during the NBC broadcast of Super Bowl LII. [15]

Film

Odom has appeared in short films, and had a supporting role as Walter Hall in the 2012 war film Red Tails .

He played Dr. Arbuthnot in Kenneth Branagh's 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express . [16] He also starred as abolitionist William Still in the 2019 film Harriet , about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. In 2019, Odom starred in Only , a post-apocalyptic romance.

In 2021, Odom starred as Ebo in musical film Music, which was co-written and directed by Australian singer-songwriter Sia. [17] [18] It was released in February 2021. [19]

In 2020, Odom was cast as legendary soul singer Sam Cooke in the Regina King–directed film adaptation of One Night in Miami... , which was released in theaters and Amazon Prime on January 15, 2021. Odom received rave reviews from critics for his portrayal of Cooke and has since earned nominations for the Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations including for the Best Supporting Actor and an additional nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. With Sam Ashworth as co-writer, Odom co-wrote and performed "Speak Now", which also received a nomination for Best Original Song at the 78th Golden Globe Awards to be held on February 28, 2021. "Speak Now" is played during the end credits of One Night in Miami.

In May 2021, Odom was cast in the sequel to Knives Out. [20]

Recording career

In 2014, Odom self-released his debut album as a jazz singer, Leslie Odom Jr. on CD and SoundCloud, and promoted the album with several concerts at The Public Theater. In February 2016, he released a version of Selena Gomez's "Good For You" featuring his Hamilton castmate Daveed Diggs. [21]

Odom was signed to a four-album deal with S-Curve Records in 2016. [22] He and producer Steve Greenberg narrowed down 200 potential tunes to ten tracks, and Odom recorded an updated and improved version of Leslie Odom Jr. during days off and afternoons before Broadway performances, in order to release the album before Odom left Hamilton. [23] Released in June 2016, the album charted at No. 1 on Billboard Jazz and No. 147 on Billboard 200.

On November 11, 2016, Odom released his second album, Simply Christmas , which featured jazz interpretations of Christmas standards. A deluxe edition of the album was released in October 2017, with four additional songs. [24] Simply Christmas hit #1 on iTunes and the Billboard Jazz charts, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Holiday chart and No. 31 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Odom released his third album and first of original material, Mr, in November 2019, and in October 2020, he debuted a new version of the album's standout song “Cold” featuring Sia. [25] [26]

His critically acclaimed second holiday album, The Christmas Album, was released in November 2020. The Christmas Album is Odom's fourth studio album. [27]

Odom tours to promote his albums, performing concerts backed by a jazz quintet that includes a drummer, percussionist, bassist, guitarist and a pianist who is also Odom's musical director. [28]

In December 2017, Odom returned to the New York City stage in a solo concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The cabaret-style performance was crafted around signature songs and music that shaped this artist's journey, all performed with a world-class band in front of a live audience. The show was filmed for broadcast as an hour-long PBS special as part of the 17-time Emmy Award-winning series, Live from Lincoln Center , and premiered in April 2018.

Writing

In June 2017, it was announced that Odom had a book deal for Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning, which he was writing with the intention to inspire younger readers. [29] The book, which was published by an imprint of Macmillan in March 2018, "outlines the setbacks and rejections that preceded his success." [2] Odom modeled his writing on the style of a commencement speech, exploring what he had learned throughout his life and the importance of pursuing passions. [29]

Personal life

Odom has been married to actress Nicolette Kloe Robinson since December 1, 2012. [30] Their daughter, Lucille Ruby, was born on April 23, 2017. [31] In November 2020, Leslie and his wife announced that they are expecting their second child, a boy, in March 2021. Their son, Able Phineas, was born on March 25, 2021.

The couple met in 2008 while Robinson was a student at UCLA and auditioned for Once on This Island in Los Angeles. [30] When she replaced a cast member who left unexpectedly, assistant director Odom became responsible for bringing her quickly up to speed, and a romantic relationship ensued. [30] Robinson has since appeared in the off-Broadway musical Invisible Thread (2015) and the television series The Affair , [30] and played the lead role in the Broadway musical Waitress from September 4 through December 9, 2018. [32]

Acting credits

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Scarecrow JoeJoeShort
2012 Red Tails Declan 'Winky' Hall
2015Luna Goes CruisingOscarShort
2017 Murder on the Orient Express Dr. Arbuthnot
2019 Only Will
Harriet William Still
2020 Hamilton Aaron Burr
One Night in Miami... Sam Cooke
2021 Music Ebo Odom
The Many Saints of Newark Post-production
TBA Needle in a Timestack Post-production
TBAKnives Out 2In development

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003–2006 CSI: Miami Joseph KayleRecurring role; 9 episodes
2004 The Big House LamontEpisodes: "A Friend In Need", "Almost Touched By An Angel"
2006 Threshold Sergeant AdamsEpisode: "The Crossing"
2006 Gilmore Girls Quentin WalshEpisode: "Bridesmaids Revisited"
2006 Vanished Agent Malik ChristoRecurring role; 10 episodes
2006 Close To Home Jordan CarterEpisode: "Prodigal Son"
2006–2007 Big Day FreddyRecurring role; 9 episodes
2007 The Bill Engvall Show Mr. PrattEpisodes: "Good People", "Feel Free To Say No"
2007Supreme CourtshipsMarcusTV movie
2008 Grey's Anatomy P.J. WallingEpisode: "There's No "I" In Team"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles FBI Agent Duane LaustenEpisode: "Archangel"
2011 Zeke and Luther Mr. Arliss BunnysonEpisode: "Zeke, Luther, and Kojo Strike Gold"
2011 Bandwagon Urban Glee performerEpisode: "You Can Do Anything"
2011 Supernatural GuyEpisode: "Season Seven, Time For A Wedding"
2011PoeJulian 'Jupiter' NobleTV movie
2012 House of Lies JamesEpisodes: "Ouroboros", "Veritas"
2013 Smash Sam StricklandLead role; 23 episodes
2013 Person of Interest Peter CollierRecurring role; 8 episodes
2013–2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Reverend Curtis ScottRecurring role; 7 episodes
2014 Gotham Ian HargroveEpisode: "Harvey Dent"
2016 The Good Wife Barry PertEpisode: "Unmanned"
2016Aaron Burr, Sir: Backstage at Hamilton with Leslie Odom Jr.HostWeb series; 8 episodes
2018 We Bare Bears Dr. Leslie (voice)Episode: "More Everyone's Tube" [33] [34]
2018 One Dollar Randall Abatsy4 episodes
2020–present Central Park Owen Tillerman (voice)Main role
2020 Love in the Time of Corona James [35] Main role

Theatre

YearTitleRoleDatesVenueNotes
1998 Rent Paul / Cop / others Nederlander Theatre Broadway
2001 Dreamgirls PerformerSeptember 24, 2001 Ford Center for the Performing Arts Actors Fund Benefit Concert
2004 Jersey Boys EnsembleOctober 5, 2004 – January 16, 2005 La Jolla Playhouse Tryout
2007 Keep Your Pantheon Geffen Playhouse Regional
Being Alive PerformerAugust 25 – September 9, 2007 Westport Country Playhouse Regional
October 25 – December 2, 2007 Philadelphia Theatre Company
2008 Once on This Island Agwe, God of WaterSeptember 12–14, 2008 Freud Playhouse Regional; also assistant director
2009 Soul of Rodgers PerformerOctober 2–3, 2009 Reprise Theatre Company Revue
2010 Leap of Faith Isaiah SturdevantOctober 3–24, 2010 Ahmanson Theatre Tryout
2012April 26 – May 13, 2012 St. James Theatre Broadway
2013 Venice Markos MonroeMay 28 – June 30, 2013 The Public Theater Off-Broadway
2014 Tick, Tick... Boom! MichaelJune 24–28, 2014 New York City Center Encores!
2015–2016 Hamilton Aaron Burr January 20 – May 3, 2015 The Public Theater Off-Broadway
August 6, 2015 – July 9, 2016 Richard Rodgers Theatre Broadway
Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical
Workshops

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US [36] US Sales [37] US Jazz [38] US Holiday [37]
Leslie Odom Jr. 147591
Simply Christmas 311214
Mr54
The Christmas Album

Soundtrack albums

Singles

TitleYearAlbum
"Good For You"2016non-album single
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Simply Christmas
"America the Beautiful"2018non-album single
"Without You"non-album single
"What Are We Waiting For"
(featuring Nicolette Robinson)
non-album single
"Bear Facts"
(with the cast of We Bare Bears )
non-album single
"All I Want For Christmas Is You"
(with Ingrid Michaelson)
Ingrid Michaelson's Songs for the Season
"Under Pressure"2019Mr
"Go Crazy" [39] 2020
"Cold"
(featuring Sia) [40]
non-album single

Other appearances

TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Hallelujah, I Believe"2015 Jim Brickman Comfort & Joy: The Sweet Sounds of Christmas and A Joyful Christmas
"Joy to the World"The Broadway Cast of HamiltonBroadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 17, 2015
"Autumn Leaves"2016N/A Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
"My Romance"2017 Billy Porter Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers
"Sondheim: Medley: Children will Listen / You've Got to Be Carefully Taught (From "Into the Woods" & "South Pacific")"2018 Renée Fleming, BBC Concert Orchestra, & Rob Fisher Broadway

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef
2002 Princess Grace Award ActingWon
2012 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Best Dancer on Broadway Leap of Faith Won
Drama League Award Distinguished PerformanceNominated
2015 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Hamilton Nominated
Lucille Lortel Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a MusicalNominated
2016 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Won
Grammy Award Best Musical Theater Album Won
Broadway.com Audience Awards Favorite Leading Actor in a MusicalNominated
Favorite Onstage Pair (w/ Lin-Manuel Miranda)Won
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama Movie Actor Murder on the Orient Express Nominated
2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance Central Park Nominated
2021 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor One Night in Miami... Nominated
Best Original Song (For "Speak Now")Nominated
AAFCA Awards Best EnsembleWon
Alliance of Women Film Journalists AwardsBest Supporting ActorWon
Black Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorWon
Best EnsembleWon
British Academy Film Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated [41]
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Critics' Choice Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Best Song (For "Speak Now")Won
Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated
Best Original Song (For "Speak Now")Nominated
Hawaii Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorNominated
Best Original Song (For "Speak Now")Won
Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
Best Original Song (For "Speak Now")Won
Indiana Film Journalists AssociationBest Supporting ActorWon
Best EnsembleNominated
Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Won
Music City Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorNominated
Best Original Song (For "Speak Now")Won
Best EnsembleWon
North Dakota Film SocietyBest Original Song (For "Speak Now")Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting ActorWon
Philadelphia Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorNominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best EnsembleNominated
San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated [42]
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated
Sunset Film Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated

In 2019, Odom was conferred an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, at its 122nd Commencement, where Odom was also the keynote speaker. [43]

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