A Conversation With Leslie Odom, Jr.
Panels And Events | 60 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2020
on Virtual Cinema
VIEW HIFF ARCHIVE

VIEW 2020 FILM GUIDE

Sponsored by



Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer. Best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Grammy Award as a principal soloist), he made his Broadway debut in Rent at the age of 17. Odom Jr. can currently be seen in the filmed performance of “Hamilton” on Disney+ and in the limited series Love in the Time of Corona on Freeform, and he received an Emmy nomination for his work in the new animated series Central Park on Apple TV.

Upcoming projects include the film adaptation of the Olivier Award-nominated play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…, directed by Regina King, where he portrays and performs the original songs of legendary singer Sam Cooke; the feature film MUSIC, written and directed by Sia; and NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK, written and directed by John Ridley. In 2021, he will star in THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, a prequel to David Chase’s award-winning HBO series The Sopranos. Additional film and television credits include HARRIET, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, RED TAILS and Smash.

In 2017, Odom Jr. returned to the NYC stage in a solo, cabaret-style concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which was broadcast on PBS. His solo releases included a self-titled debut album, the holiday album Simply Christmas, and his first album of original material, entitled Mr. 2018 saw the release of his first book, Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning.

• Moderated by playwright Matthew López (THE INHERITANCE)

Available in the Virtual Cinema:
October 9 (10am ET) through midnight on October 16

You must finish watching by midnight on Friday.

• This conversation will be available worldwide.

Photo: Jimmy Fontaine