Leslie Odom Jr., who won the 2016 Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Hamilton, releases a Christmas album, mainly featuring reinterpreted holiday classics, November 11.
Titled Simply Christmas, the album is now available from S-Curve Records. The recording can be purchased here. Songs include Odom Jr.’s jazz versions of Christmas tunes, including “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” “First Noel,” and more.
Here is a YouTube clip of the singing actor performing Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson's “Winter Song” (audio only):
Here is an earlier clip of Odom Jr. singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (audio only):
“I get asked about recording a Christmas album a few times a week. I hope we've made a record you'll gladly add to your collection of holiday classics,” said Odom Jr. in an earlier statement. “Simply Christmas was a real pleasure to sing and create. It's filled with everything that is special to me about the holidays.”
Odom Jr.’s earlier jazz album on S-Curve Records debuted at #1 on Soundscan Current and Traditional Jazz Charts.
Odom, Jr.'s September 30 Rainbow Room concert completely sold out.
(Updated November 11, 2016)