Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr., who appears on the Fox special Taraji’s White Hot Holidays 8 PM (ET) December 14 and is headed for a big solo concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 19, has released a music video for “Christmas.”
Written by Pete Townsend, the song comes from Tony-winning 1993 score to the musical The Who’s Tommy.
"It's a gorgeous tune,” Odom Jr. told Playbill. ”And it's not done too often. We were interested in revisiting the classics, for sure, but we also wanted to explore holiday roads that were less traveled."
Odom, who was recently seen in the film remake of Murder on the Orient Express, will appear on Henson’s White Hot Holidays with Taye Diggs, Jay Pharoah, and Tituss Burgess in a Hamilton sendup titled “Prancerton.”
Odom is scheduled to perform his solo concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 19. It will be taped for broadcast as a PBS special to air at a later date.
He is hard at work on an as-yet-untitled new solo album to be released in 2018. The in-demand artist told Forbes, “We're going to do an album of originals. Get that heart farther on the sleeve.”
The recording will follow Odom, Jr.’s earlier releases, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Simply Christmas; the latter was recently re-released in a deluxe edition with new arrangements and new songs, available now at LOJSimplyChristmas.
The Appel Room is located inside Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle (Broadway at West 60th Street) in Manhattan. Tickets for the December 19 concert, which start at $50, can be purchased online at LFLCpresents.org or by phone via (212) 721-6500. They are also be on sale at the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall box offices in the main Lincoln Center complex at Broadway and 65th Street.