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Leslie Odom Jr. - Interview on Top of Mind

Leslie Odom Jr. was as gracious and thoughtful as could be when we sat down to talk last week before his sold-out BRAVO Professional Performing Arts at BYU concerts. He talked about why he walked away from a big TV paycheck to take a risk on Hamilton: An American Musical before anyone knew it would be a hit. He talked about how starring in the show as Aaron Burr, sir, made him at once more patriotic and concerned for our nation. He said Hamilton made him a better husband, friend, person, "and you have to walk toward stuff like that." Now he's walking toward the challenges of solo performance and, having seen the show, I can promise you want to be in the room where it happens. Also, he gives a shout out to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "Those are not just songs they're singing. That's ministry. It is important work that they (we) do." 

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