He also played Reverend Curtis Scott in seven episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit between 2013 and 2015. Tue, Oct 20 Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Strickland Patrick Randak/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images; Robin L Marshall/Getty Images . Odom's final appearance in the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton occurred on July 9, 2016.[8]. As they all scramble to push forward, one of the show's players finds Brooklyn natives Jimmy Collins (Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, "Newsies") and Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus, "Carrie: The Musical") toiling away on a current-day rock musical of their own, which could either become "Bombshell"'s biggest rival, or yet one more Broadway false start. Christina Applegate/Liza Koshy/Leslie Odom Jr. Maya Rudolph & Martin Short/Leslie Odom Jr./Courtney Barnett, Michael James Scott with Leslie Odom Jr., Joshua Henry and Derrick Baskin. Leslie Odom Jr. is an accomplished singer and dancer and Broadway veteran, who made his Broadway debut at 17 playing "Paul" in Rent. He attended Julia R. Masterman School for middle school and Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts for high school. Jesse L. Martin (NBC's "Law & Order," "Rent") will play Scott Nichols, the artistic director of a non-profit off-Broadway theatre. He has made guest appearances on several shows including Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural, and The Good Wife. Grew up in Philadelphia with his parents and little sister. Leslie Odom Jr., Actor: Murder on the Orient Express. Leslie Odom Jr. is a multifaceted Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer – spanning Broadway, television, film, and music. [12] He also starred as abolitionist William Still in the 2019 film Harriet, about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Last season he recurred as Sam, the new love interest for Tom Levitt (Christian Borle). Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Grammy-winning actress-singer Jennifer Hudson ("Dreamgirls") will appear in a multi-episode arc as Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen and Ivy Lynn. Smash (TV Series 2012–2013) Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Strickland and in workshops, Odom worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Encores! Leslie chats with the Armchair Expert about his acting approach in Hamilton, achieving his singular goal of being in RENT on Broadway and struggling with the concept of being the “token”. Seahorse, Baby Alien …, Untitled Leslie Odom Jr./Kerry Washington Project, Putting Others First: Selfishness v. Selflessness Redux, A Broadway Bucket List Item I Didn't Know I Needed. The two talk about cancel culture, Leslie talks about his commitment to salary parity and Monica and Dax have a disgusting/interesting debate in the fact check. MOVIE (555), ‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals the Identity of Baby Alien: Here’s the Star Under the Mask, Middleburg Film Festival Mixes Virtual and Outdoor Screenings, Who’s performing tonight (October 14) on ‘The Masked Singer’? Attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Graduated and moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2003. From Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television, the series stemmed from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg ("ER," "Schindler's List"). ?oldid=18216. on Odom had a recurring role on CSI: Miami which began in 2003. In 2000, he appeared in the ensemble of the one-night Broadway concert version of Dreamgirls. Odom was also set to play Jimmy Jam in a 2017 miniseries about New Edition, but ended up leaving the project. Smash ran for a meager two season before NBC pulled the plug in 2013. On November 11, 2016, Odom released his second album, Simply Christmas, which featured jazz interpretations of Christmas standards. [18], Odom has been married to actress Nicolette Kloe Robinson, since December 1, 2012. The two talk about cancel culture, Leslie talks about his commitment to salary parity and Monica and Dax have a disgusting/interesting debate in the fact check. Grew up in Philadelphia with his parents and little sister. In 2016, Odom was also featured in a commercial for Nationwide Insurance. A deluxe edition of the album was released in October 2017, with four additional songs. He is also the author of the 2018 bo… The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, including producer Eileen Rand (Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston, "Prizzi's Honor"); writers Tom Levitt (Tony Award winner Christian Borle, "Peter and the Starcatcher"); and Julia Houston (Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, "Will & Grace"); last-minute star Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee, "American Idol"); and director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport, "Pirates of the Caribbean"). 147 on Billboard 200. 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. Will actress Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty, "9 to 5: The Musical") bounce back from the shame of losing the lead role to rival Karen and bedding her fiance in retaliation? After starring Off-Broadway in Venice, and in Witness Uganda (later retitled Invisible Thread) at A.R.T. He is known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton, a performance for which he won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as a principal vocalist. In late 2013, Odom was offered the leading role of Lucas Newsome on State of Affairs. One of Smash's stars, Leslie Odom Jr., just won the Tony for his role in Hamilton, elevating him to a … He followed with a recurring role on Vanished, appearing in 10 episodes as Maliko Christo. He is known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton, a performance for which he won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as a principal vocalist. Odom Jr. is best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” and a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording. Will Julia's marriage to Frank (guest star Brian d'Arcy James) survive the revelation of her infidelity? Leslie chats with the Armchair Expert about his acting approach in Hamilton, achieving his singular goal of being in RENT on Broadway and struggling with the concept of being the “token”. Odom has appeared in short films, and had a supporting role as Walter Hall in the 2012 war film Red Tails. Additionally, Harvey Fierstein ("La Cage aux Folles") makes a cameo appearance and Nikki Blonsky ("Hairspray") recurs as Margot, a Broadway producer's assistant.