Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr. croons, audience swoons at GMU’s Hylton Performing Arts Center

“I’m so happy this isn’t happening on Zoom,” joked Leslie Odom Jr. a few songs into his dazzling performance in George Mason University’s Merchant Hall. The show, which was three years in the making, was part of a celebration of the 12th anniversary of GMU’s Hylton Performing Arts Center.
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Leslie Odom Jr. delights Denver on his way to Grammys

The night before his high-profile appearance on Sunday’s Grammy Awards, red-hot vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. was in Denver performing a wide-ranging, one-of-a-kind concert with the Colorado Symphony and conductor Christopher Dragon. It was an unforgettable evening – and not just because Odom sang “Unforgettable,” among many other Nat King Cole standards, along with a surprising variety of jazz standards, pop songs and showtunes from the musical that put him on the pop-cultural map, “Hamilton.” ...

Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, and Leslie Odom Jr. Perform Sondheim Medley at the Grammys

The 2022 Grammys featured an emotional performance from Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Ben Platt. Their performance accompanied the In Memoriam montage, and they only sang songs by Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim, who wrote music for shows including "West Side Story," "Sweeney Todd, "Sunday in the Park With George," and "Company," died in November 2021 at the age of 91. During his lifetime, he was nominated for Grammys 17 times, winning seven times. He also received the Grammy's trustees award in 2008.

Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. Perform Special 'In Memoriam' Grammys Segment

Some of musical theater's best and brightest came together for a powerful In Memoriam segment at this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday. Performing a collection of songs by legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, singers Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, and Leslie Odom Jr. took the stage in Las Vegas as footage played highlighting artists lost over the past year.

Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. Honor Stephen Sondheim in Moving Grammys Tribute

Click here to read the full article. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler joined forces for a rousing tribute to Stephen Sondheim during the 2022 Grammy awards ceremony on Sunday. The iconic Broadway composer and lyricist died on Nov. 26 at age 91 and led the In Memoriam segment of the Grammys. The segment opened with a tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died last month at the age of 50. The tribute blended interviews and backstage home movies with live footage, ending in an audience singalong of the group’s “My Hero.” For the live portion,...

Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. & Rachel Zegler Sing Sondheim Tribute During Grammys In Memoriam

Click here to read the full article. Foo Fighters – who swept their categories at the 2022 Grammys – were originally scheduled to perform at the Sunday (April 3) night ceremony in Las Vegas, but understandably pulled out after the unexpected death of drummer Taylor Hawkins at age 50 on March 25. Ahead of the 2022 telecast’s In Memoriam section, Hawkins – one of the most beloved drummers in the business — received a special video montage tribute, introduced by host Trevor Noah. The primary In Memoriam segment doubled as a tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim, who died at the...