Trust AAE Speakers Bureau for Booking Top Professional Speakers. Find a Keynote Speaker Today.
Trust AAE Speakers Bureau for Booking Top Professional Speakers. Find a Keynote Speaker Today.
Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr.

Keynote Speaker: Broadway Actor & Grammy Award Winning Singer

Leslie Odom Jr. Biography

Leslie Odom Jr. is an actor and singer who began his acting career on Broadway in 1998. He first gained recognition for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the musical "Hamilton," earning him a 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album that same year. His reprising role in the Disney+ live stage recording of "Hamilton" led to a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Building on his Broadway success, Odom has also made his mark in television and film. He is known for his roles in the television series "Smash" and "Person of Interest," as well as "CSI: Miami," "Gilmore Girls," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." His film credits include Murder on the Orient Express, Harriet, and diverse roles in The Many Saints of Newark, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and The Exorcist: Believer. Odom currently voices the character of Owen Tillerman in the Apple TV+ animated musical-comedy series "Central Park," earning him an additional Emmy Award nomination in 2020.

His role as singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami... has been critically acclaimed, earning the Odom Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He also received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for writing the film’s original song "Speak Now," which won Best Song at the 2021 Critics' Choice Awards. In addition to his acting career, Odom has released five albums and authored the autobiography "Failing Up."

In recent years, Odom returned to the Broadway stage, playing the title role in "Purlie Victorious" in 2023 and earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play. He was conferred an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, at its 122nd Commencement in 2019, where he also delivered the keynote speech.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Leslie Odom Jr. and other top speakers and celebrities.

Leslie Odom Jr. Videos

Leslie Odom, Jr.- 2023 Tulane University Commencement Speaker
Leslie Odom Jr.: Let's Talk Change | Zendesk
About That Time Leslie Odom Jr. Forgot 'Hamilton' Lyrics

How do I book Leslie Odom Jr. to speak at my event?

Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Leslie Odom Jr. for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Leslie Odom Jr., or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Leslie Odom Jr. or any other speaker of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Leslie Odom Jr. for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Leslie Odom Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. For the most current speaking fee to hire Leslie Odom Jr., click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Leslie Odom Jr. speak about?

Leslie Odom Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Acting, Performing Arts, Music, Diversity & Inclusion, Black Heritage, Social Activism, Celebrity, Commencement, Entertainers, Television & Film, Culture, LGBTQ, Virtual, Entertainment and Social Justice.

Where does Leslie Odom Jr. travel from?

Leslie Odom Jr. generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Leslie Odom Jr.?

AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully secured keynote speakers like Leslie Odom Jr. for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leslie Odom Jr. for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Leslie Odom Jr. or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.

Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

If you’re looking for the best speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.


Leslie Odom Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Acting Speakers, Performing Arts and Music. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Leslie Odom Jr. generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Common and Yara Shahidi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leslie Odom Jr. for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 02/07/2024.

Leslie Odom Jr. Videos

Leslie Odom, Jr.- 2023 Tulane University Commencement Speaker
Leslie Odom Jr.: Let's Talk Change | Zendesk
About That Time Leslie Odom Jr. Forgot 'Hamilton' Lyrics
Keynote Speaker Leslie Odom, Jr. - Commencement 2019
Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Speaks at UVA

Leslie Odom Jr. Reviews

  • Leslie was amazing and the event was a success!
    R1RCM - Feb 12 2021

  • Leslie was awesome! He was patient as we worked through some technical difficulties and was setup and ready to go for our live portion.
    Bamboo HR LLC - Oct 13 2020

BOOKING INFORMATION REQUEST
LESLIE ODOM JR.

We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.


This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.