Leslie Odom Jr.
Appeared on an episode of "The Good Wife."
Played Aaron Burr in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton at The Public Theater, winning a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. He continued playing the role when the show moved to Broadway the following year.
Took on the recurring role of Peter Collier on the series "Person of Interest."
Took on the role of Sam Strickland on the series "Smash."
Appeared in the TV movie "Supreme Courtships."
Co-starred on the short lived series "Vanished."
Appeared on two episodes of "The Big House."
Made his Broadway debut as Paul in "Rent."
Was deeply inspired the first time he watched "Def Poetry Jam" at the age of 17.
"Ambivalence is death in the theater. I won't say the name, but the worst show I've ever seen in New York, I went to see twice. When a friend of mine said they hadn't seen it, I was like, "Well, I have to take you. You're going to hate this thing so much." That, to me, is more interesting than walking out of the theater like, "God. What a waste of two hours." It's about polarization. You're trying to stir up something in your audience." - from Npr.org, Dec. 21, 2015