Leslie Odom Jr.
Active - 2012 - 2020 |
Born - Aug 6, 1981 in Queens, New York, United States |
- Made his Broadway debut at age 17 in Rent (he cut school to audition for the show).
- Originated the character of Isaiah Sturdevant in the 2012 Broadway production of Leap of Faith, and the role won him the 2012 Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer on Broadway.
- Coached a group of aspiring Broadway hopefuls who were preparing for the 2012 National High School Musical Theater Awards.
- Attended the same college as Smash costars Christian Borle and Megan Hilty. He and Hilty graduated a year apart and became friends in school.
- On Smash, he was promoted from recurring status in Season 1 to regular status in Season 2.
- Narrated the audiobook version of Taylor Branch's The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (2013).