2024 Staller Center Gala
leslie odom, jr.
March 9, 2024 | 8pm
The annual Staller Center Gala is a celebration of the arts. Gala supporter tickets
are the best way to enjoy the evening, as they include reserved seating in our VIP
section, admission to our Gala Reception after the show, and acknowledgement in the
Gala Program gold pages. Gala Supporter ticket proceeds are invested in Staller Center
programming and Educational Outreach initiatives. This event helps us continue to
bring the arts to our community, and we appreciate our Gala Supporters.
Regular & Gala Supporter Tickets are available for purchase.
ABOUT THE SHOW
A multifaceted Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer – Broadway’s original Aaron Burr in Hamilton.
Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony and Grammy Award-winning, three-time Emmy and two-time Academy Award-nominated vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor best known for his Tony-winning role as “Aaron Burr” in Hamilton, performs his favorite music from Broadway and beyond in our 2024 Gala.
Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multi-faceted performer with a spellbinding ability to capture emotions and subtle nuances, making everything old new again. With a career that spans all performance genres, he has received numerous awards and recognition for his excellence and achievements in Broadway, television, film, and music.
Odom, Jr. made his Broadway debut in RENT at 17. He starred in The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to David Chase’s Award-winning HBO series The Sopranos that was released in theaters and on HBO Max in October 2021, and also hosted CBS’s “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” special live concert event. Odom Jr. starred in Johnson’s highly anticipated sequel to Knives Out, Glass Onion. Additional film and television credits include the Disney+ filmed musical performance of the original Broadway production of Hamilton, the limited series Love in the Time of Corona, which he executive produced and co-starred opposite Nicolette Robinson, Harriet, Murder on the Orient Express, Only, Red Tails, and Smash. As well as the critically acclaimed Amazon film adaptation of One Night in Miami…, in which he performed the songs of legendary singer Sam Cooke. His portrayal of the soul icon and musical performance of the original song “Speak Now” was met with widespread praise and critical acclaim, including an Oscar nomination.