Known globally for his thrilling Tony Award-winning performance as Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, the Hylton Center is excited to present Broadway superstar Leslie Odom, Jr. in concert for the 12th?Anniversary Gala! Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted performer whose career spans theater, television, film, and Grammy Award-winning music. Most recently he starred as the legendary singer Sam Cooke in the critically acclaimed Amazon film adaptation of the Olivier Award-nominated play, One Night in Miami. His portrayal of the soul icon has been met with widespread praise, earning him nominations for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others. Odom, Jr. also wrote, composed, and performed the film’s original song, “Speak Now,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar and received a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song along with several other nominations. Other recent projects include voicing “Owen Tillerman” in Josh Gad’s animated musical-comedy series?Central Park?and starring alongside Cynthia Erivo in the Harriet Tubman biopic?Harriet. 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. He has released four albums and his film and TV credits include The Many Saints of Newark, Love in the Time of Corona, Murder on the Orient Express, Only, Red Tails, and Smash. Music fans will not want to miss this celebrated performer live in the Hylton Center’s intimate Merchant Hall.
$100, $75, $60
Run time: 75-90 minutes with no intermission.
Free Tickets for Mason Students A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available for each event. Eligible Mason students should log onto Mason360 to claim their tickets beginning two Tuesdays prior to the event.
Hylton Center EXTRA! is sponsored by Carol Merchant Kirby and Peter Kirby, NOVEC, and Buck and Julie Waters