Closing out LocationWorld 2016, Tony Award-winning actor, Leslie Odom, Jr. took the stage and performed selections from Hamilton, as well as his new album, Leslie Odom, Jr. Best known for his performance as “Aaron Burr” in Broadway’s Hamilton, Odom, Jr. explained how his passion for exploration led him to take some of the biggest risks — and make some of the boldest career choices — in his life.
“Talent is never what separates the people who make it from the people who don’t.”
– Leslie Odom Jr., Actor & Performer | @leslieodomjr
Odom Jr. cautioned that although being the first or the best at something may provide an initial head start, the odds usually even out as those with less of an advantage — but with a stronger drive to succeed — catch up to (or surpass) those who excelled at the start but never pushed themselves to grow. Leslie Odom Jr.’s message is simple. If you don’t succeed at something the first time you try it, don’t give up, work hard. And if you’re a natural? Work even harder.
Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted performer best known for his Tony Award winning turn as “Aaron Burr” in the blockbuster Broadway musical, Hamilton. He also holds a Grammy Award for his performance as a principal soloist on Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2015 award for Best Musical Theater Album.