Details for purchasing tickets to performances in 2021 will be announced later in the fall of 2020. Learn more
Leslie Odom, Jr.
|Presented By||Hylton Center EXTRA!|
|When/Where||Sunday, May 02, 2021 7:00pm||Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology|
The Hylton Center 11th Anniversary Gala presents Broadway superstar Leslie Odom, Jr. for a sensational benefit performance in Merchant Hall. Odom is a multifaceted Tony and Grammy ® Award-winning performer, best known for his breakout role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton. Odom’s self-titled debut album charted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and in winter 2017, he topped the charts again with the re-release of Simply Christmas as a deluxe edition with new arrangements and new songs. His extensive acting career also encompasses film and television roles including Murder on the Orient Express, Red Tails and Smash. In 2018, he added author to his resume with the release of his book, Failing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning. In November 2019, he starred alongside Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monae in Harriet, a biopic about the extraordinary life of Harriet Tubman, and he will be in next year’s highly anticipated film The Many Saints of Newark. Odom released his third full-length album and first of original material, entitled Mr in November 2019.“His seasoned but smooth tenor provided many soulful, swinging, and—assisted by a touch of reverb—soaring moments that showed he's an artist and entertainer who respects musical traditions as well as recent innovations,” (Portland Press Herald).
This performance is presented as the headlining artist for the 11th Anniversary Gala. More information as well as gala tickets and sponsorships will be available soon. Learn more.
$100, $75, $60
Details for purchasing tickets will be announced later in the fall of 2020.
Free student tickets will be available two weeks prior to this event.
Hylton Center EXTRA! Sponsors
Carol Merchant Kirby and Peter Kirby; NOVEC; and Buck and Julie Waters