Leslie Odom Jr. is an American actor and recording artist. He was a cast member of Hamilton, and portrayed Aaron Burr in the musical until he left the production on July 9, 2016.
Leslie played Sam Strickland in the TV show Smash from 2012 to 2013, his best-known role before playing Aaron Burr. In addition to his acting career, he has also released two solo jazz albums: a self-titled album and an album titled Simply Christmas.
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