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Leslie Odom, Jr. Reveals Moment That Put Him on the Path to 'Hamilton' Success

Leslie Odom, Jr. Reveals Moment That Put Him on the Path to 'Hamilton' Success

Leslie Odom Jr. hit Stephen Colbert‘s couch on The Late Show on Tuesday night (March 27) and talked all about his new book Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.

“The book came out today, so my publisher told me when the book was released you get the author’s turtleneck,” the 36-year-old Tony winner said. “We got you a pipe to go with it,” added Stephen.

Leslie also talked about being a new father, making his Broadway debut in the production of Rent, and originating the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton. “Do you insist on being in only shows that will change our culture and Broadway as we know it? Because I would love to know what your next project is so I can get tickets now,” Stephen quipped – Watch the full interview below!

That same day, Leslie also made his way to the BUILD studios to promote his new book as part of the BUILD series.


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FYI: Leslie is wearing an Arcady sweater and pinstripe suit.

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