Leslie Odom, Jr. Talks Tonys and New CD on Talk Show

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He appeared on CBS This Morning in support of his self-titled jazz album.
Leslie Odom Jr. Joseph Marzullo/WENN

In his first TV talk show interview since winning the 2016 Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical, Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton, appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about how he learned to sing, what it was like to perform on the Tonys after the Orlando shootings, and about his ongoing contract negotiations to stay in Hamilton beyond July 9.

Odom released his first solo album June 10 on S-Curve Records, the self-titled Leslie Odom Jr., which includes show tunes and jazz classics, from Jerome Kern's ”Look for the Silver Lining” to Jule Styne's “The Party's Over.”

Odom's album also includes a new arrangement of “The Guilty Ones” from Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, “Love Look Away” from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song and “Joey Joey Joey” from Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella.

“I'm so excited about my new partnership with the talented and motivated team at S-Curve Records!” said Odom in an earlier statement. “We want to make music that you can feel. We so appreciate the early support for the record from friends and fans around the world. We endeavor to make you proud. Follow along and please enjoy!”

Here is a complete track listing:

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”

(Updated June 14, 2016)

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