Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. performed in front of his biggest crowd yet on February 4 as he took to the stage for the Super Bowl LII pregame festivities at Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium. Watch Odom’s performance of “America the Beautiful” below:
The interpreter for the performance was Alexandria Wailes of Deaf West, who was associate choreographer for Spring Awakening on Broadway.
The lineup of performers during the event also includes Pink, sings the national anthem, and Justin Timberlake, who headlines the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show.
The 2018 Super Bowl, which sees the Philadelphia Eagles go head to head with the New England Patriots, begins with kickoff at 6:30 PM.
Odom Jr. joins an impressive roster of singers who have previously performed “America the Beautiful” at the Super Bowl, including Vicki Carr, Ray Charles, Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill, Queen Latifah, Lea Michele, and Jennifer Hudson.
It isn’t the Tony winner’s first time performing at a major sports event. In 2015, while performing in Hamilton on Broadway, Odom Jr. sang the national anthem at the sold-out Subway Series game between the Yankees and Mets. Check out his performance below:
Odom, Jr. recently starred in the remake of Murder on the Orient Express and is attached to the upcoming thriller Only. He is also working on a new solo album.