Odom made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in Rent. In 2012, he was nominated for a Drama League Award for Leap of Faith. He created the role of Aaron Burr in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton in 2015, and he won a Tony Award when the show transferred to Broadway. Purlie Victorious marks his first Broadway return since.
Odom was nominated for Academy Award for his performance as soul singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami. Other film and television credits include Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Many Saints of Newark, Apple TV+’s Central Park, Abbott Elementary, Smash, and The Exorcist: Believer.
As a recording artist, Odom, Jr’s solo albums include The Christmas Album, Mr, Simply Christmas, Leslie Odom Jr., and the recent When a Crooner Dies.
Odom is also a New York Times bestselling author with Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning. He was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in his hometown of Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Music Alliance.