AceShowbiz - A week after winning Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, %cLeslie Odom Jr.% announced he would leave the blockbuster Broadway musical "Hamilton", joining %cLin-Manuel Miranda% who announced his exit from the show on Thursday, June 16. The 34-year-old actor, who plays Aaron Burr, broke the news in a Facebook Live broadcast on Sunday, June 19.
The actor said that he would never forget the people he met during the process of working in the Broadway musical, "I am indeed leaving on July 9. It has just been the most completely wonderful, totally healing and inspiring experience from beginning to end. I will never forget the people that I've met here. I will never forget all of you." He continued, "I can't wait to see all the guys that come after me and show me about Burr."
Odom Jr. also elaborated that he would not be involved in Miranda's production of a mixtape and a 90-minute documentary of the Tony Award-winning musical, which the original cast will film before his exit. "As of right now, I am not a part of that film," he clarified. "I'll let you know if anything changes. I would love to be a part of it. There's a small chance I won't be, and if I'm not, I'm sure they'll find somebody great."
The actor has been with the show since its first performance in early 2015. He made his Broadway debut in "Rent" when he was seventeen. He was also in Broadway show "Leap of Faith", on TV series "Smash" and "CSI: Miami", and in film "Red Tails". Earlier this month, he released his self-titled album, which shot to the top of iTunes' jazz albums chart.