Leslie Odom, Jr. is a two-time Academy Award nominated, Tony and Grammy Award-winning, three-time Emmy Award nominated actor, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. With an expansive career that touches many performance genres, Odom has been repeatedly recognized as a unique performer with a serious and distinct dedication to the craft of storytelling. Best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the hit musical Hamilton on Broadway as well as his critically acclaimed performance as legendary soul singer Sam Cooke in Regina King’s 2020 film, One Night in Miami. Most recently, Odom made his long-awaited return to Broadway starring in, and co-producing, the new Broadway production of the classic American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by the legendary Ossie Davis. His fifth studio album, When A Crooner Dies, was released in November 2023.