Paramount Presents: Leslie Odom, Jr. - The Christmas Tour

215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. Charlottesville, VA 22902, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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  • Presented By: The Paramount Theater
  • Dates: December 11, 2021
  • Location: The Paramount Theater
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets: 58.00, Tickets: 68.00, Tickets: 78.00, Tickets: 88.00

ABOUT

Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted, award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor. With a career that spans all performance genres, he has received recognition with Tony and Grammy Awards as well as Emmy and, most recently, two Academy Award nominations for his excellence and achievements in Broadway, television, film, and music.

Odom most recently starred in the critically acclaimed Amazon film adaptation of One Night in Miami, in which he performed the songs of legendary singer Sam Cooke. His portrayal of the soul icon and musical performance of the original song “Speak Now” was met with widespread praise and critical acclaim, earning him multiple award nominations. He can currently be heard voicing the character of ‘Owen Tillerman’ in Season 2 of the Apple TV+ animated musical-comedy series Central Park and will next star in David Chase’s Sopranos prequel Many Saints of Newark that is set to be released in theaters on October 1st.

Best known for his breakout role as the original “Aaron Burr” in the smash-hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Odom won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording for his performance. Additional film and television credits include the Disney+ filmed musical performance of the original Broadway production of Hamilton, the limited series Love in the Time of Corona, which he executive produced and co-starred opposite Nicolette Robinson, Harriet, Murder on the Orient Express, Only, Red Tails, and Smash.

In winter 2017, Odom topped the charts with the re-release of his second album and first holiday album, Simply Christmas, as a deluxe edition with new arrangements and new songs. Simply Christmas hit #1 on iTunes and the Billboard Jazz charts, #4 on the Billboard Holiday chart, and #31 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. His critically acclaimed second holiday album, The Christmas Album, was released in November 2020.