Awards Chatter

Leslie Odom, Jr. - 'Hamilton'

Episode Summary

The Tony-nominated star of Broadway's biggest phenomenon in memory (he plays Aaron Burr) dishes on his debut at 17 in 'Rent,' how he got out of a 7-year TV show contract so he could do 'Hamilton' at The Public for $500 a week, why he and his castmates fought for profit-sharing when it became a hit and why he's not worried about what comes next.

Episode Notes

The Tony-nominated star of Broadway's biggest phenomenon in memory (he plays Aaron Burr) dishes on his debut at 17 in 'Rent,' how he got out of a 7-year TV show contract so he could do 'Hamilton' at The Public for $500 a week, why he and his castmates fought for profit-sharing when it became a hit and why he's not worried about what comes next.