August 30, 2018 Olivia Perreault
The Tony Award-winning actor from Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., revealed that he will join symphony orchestras this fall for a cross-country U.S. tour.
Launching this September, Odom will kick-off things in Cincinnati, Ohio with the Cincinnati Pops. From there, he will make stops in Kansas City, Seattle, Lincoln, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis, as well as a three-day show in Philadelphia. Atlanta, Georgia will close out the trek on December 5 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Originally from Philadelphia, Odom is set to perform with the 65-piece Philly POPS Orchestra. According to Broadway World, his performance will feature “elegant, modern interpretations of standards that are intimately connected to the 40th anniversary of the POPS.” This includes “Autumn Leaves,” “Unforgettable,” and the Jerome Kern tune “Look for the Silver Lining.” He is also slated to perform some of his Broadway hits, like Rent’s “Without You.”
Odom, known for his role as Aaron Burr on the original Broadway cast of Hamilton, won Best Leading Actor at the 2016 Tony Awards. His career has been on an upward climb since his debut at 17-years-old when he landed a role in Rent, and has since graduated Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, won the 2002 Princess Grace Award for Acting, and was awarded the 2012 Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dance on Broadway.
Aside from theatre, Odom has also released a self-titled record in 2014, as well as the 2017 holiday album, Simply Christmas. He also wrote the novel this year titled “Failing Up: How To Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.”
Check out Odom’s U.S. tour dates below and visit Ticket Club to find tickets to a show.
Leslie Odom Jr. Tour Dates 2018
September 14 — Cincinnati, OH @ Music Hall (with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra)
September 15 — Cincinnati, OH @ Music Hall (with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra)
September 16 — Cincinnati, OH @ Music Hall (with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra)
September 22 — Kansas City, MO @ Helzberg Hall (with Kansas City Symphony)
September 28 — Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center (with Philly POPS)
September 29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center (with Philly POPS)
September 30 — Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center (with Philly POPS)
October 2 — Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall (with Seattle Symphony)
October 3 — Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall (with Seattle Symphony)
October 5 — Lincoln, NE @ Lied Center
October 20 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall (with Pittsburgh Symphony)
December 2 — St. Louis, MO @ Powell Hall (with St. Louis Symphony)
December 5 — Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall (with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)