The Island Packet
By Andrea Gannon
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Leslie Odom Jr. spent a year of his life being welcomed six times a week by more than 1,300 euphoric theatergoers in his role as Aaron Burr opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton in the Broadway musical that has rocked the world.
On June 24, the former “Hamilton” star will perform in front of a crowd less than a fourth that size, in an intimate setting far removed from the skyline of New York City — the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.
Odom won the 2016 Tony Award for best actor in a musical, made his Broadway debut in “Rent” at 17, performed for President Barack Obama at the White House and countless other politicians and celebrities, has appeared in several hit TV shows, and starred in the hottest show ever to hit the Great White Way — “Hamilton.”
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