"What am I hearing? What?" says Leslie Odom Jr., thinking back on the first time he heard what was then called Hamilton Mixtape. He didn't know if it would be a hit or not, but he had to do it, he tells Tracy Smith of CBS Sunday Morning. The rest...is history.
Odom Jr. earned a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his work as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. He and his co-stars earned Grammys for Best Musical Theater Album as well. He's now an Oscar nominee for his work as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami..., and for "Speak Now," the original song he wrote and performs for the film's soundtrack.
"I want to do all the things that no one would dare let me do before Hamilton," says Odom. We can't wait to see what's next.