Leslie Odom Jr.Latest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 1:31PM EDT
Leslie Odom Jr. to star in ABC pastors comedy pilot from producer Kerry Washington
The Tony- and Grammy-winning Hamilton alum is returning to TV to star in a comedy about a pair of pastors at a young, hip and diverse church in Los Angeles. The series is inspired by the experiences of real-life pastors Touré Roberts and Sarah Jakes-Roberts. Odom previously starred on NBC's Smash and recurred on Law & Order: SVU and Person of Interest. “Kerry Washington is one of the most formidable artists of my generation,” Odom Jr. said. “We’ve been searching for the better part of two years to find an idea about which we both felt passionate enough to dedicate ourselves."
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee to announce the Tony nominations
Source: Entertainment Weekly
They'll make the announcement on Tuesday May 1 at 8:30 a.m. E.T.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Apple orders its first animated series, a star-studded musical comedy from Bob's Burgers creator
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Central Park, about a family of caretakers who live and work at the iconic New York City park, will feature the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Titus Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Stanley Tucci, Leslie Odom Jr., and Kathryn Hahn. Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard will write the series with Gad and Emmy-winning writer Nora Smith. Central Park has been given a two-season, 26-episode order.
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 2:34PM EST
CBS All Access mystery drama $1 casts Leslie Odom Jr. and Jeff Perry
The Scandal vet and Hamilton alum will join John Carroll Lynch in the rust belt-set series about how a dollar bill connects a group of characters in a dying steel town in post-recession America. ALSO: Roswell reboot adds The Vampire Diaries' Michael Trevino.
Posted Monday 1/15/18 at 3:55PM EST
Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. will sing “America the Beautiful” before the Super Bowl
Source: Rolling Stone
This will be the second year in a row that the Super Bowl will feature a Hamilton star singing "America the Beautiful." Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones performed the song at last year's Super Bowl.