'Hamilton's' Leslie Odom Slated To Perform At Long Wharf Gala


Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr in "Hamilton") will perform pop, jazz and Broadway standards with his five-piece band at Long Wharf Theatre's gala,  Monday, June 4.

The event at the New Haven theater begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Odom, Jr. will perform at 8 p.m. on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. The evening concludes with a dessert reception.
For more information or to reserve tickets contact Kathy Cihi at kathy.cihi@longwharf.org or visit longwharf.org.
The Philadelphia-raised Odom made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in "Rent," before heading to Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, where he graduated with honors. He is the recipient of a 2002 Princess Grace Award for Acting.

 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.

He was also in the off-broadway music "Venice" which played at The Public Theater as well as the Encores! Off-Center production of "Tick, Tick... Boom!," which was his first time working with Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. 
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.” Feature films include "Red Tails," opposite Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Oyelowo. He recently appeared in Kenneth Branagh’s reimagining of Agatha Christie’s "Murder on the Orient Express" featuring an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Dame Judi Dench and more.

Leslie’s debut solo album, “Leslie Odom, Jr,” was released in June 2016 on S-Curve Records and quickly rose to number one on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts.