Unlike the character he plays in "Hamilton," Leslie Odom Jr. is not waiting to make his next move.
The actor who portrays Aaron Burr in the smash hit musical is stepping into the spotlight with his first solo album, which comes out June 10 on S-Curve Records. The self-titled debut will feature 10 songs, a mix of Odom's favorite jazz classics done in "soulful new interpretations" and a new arrangement of "The Guilty Ones" from Spring Awakening.
Odom describes the album as "music that you can feel," and the hit coming-of-age musical is certainly a sure bet.
Odom, already a Grammy winner along with the rest of the "Hamilton" cast, is also up for a Tony Award — he was co-nominated along with "Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Lead Actor in a Musical.
Here's the full track listing for "Leslie Odom, Jr.":
1. Look for the Silver Lining
2. Joey, Joey, Joey
3. Autumn Leaves
4. Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)
5. Love Look Away
6. Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out)
7. The Guilty Ones
8. I Know That You Know
9. Cheer Up Charlie
10. The Party’s Over