LOS ANGELES — Leslie Odom Jr. is leaving “Hamilton.”
The actor, who earlier this month won a best actor Tony award for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the hit musical, announced he’d be leaving the show on July 9 when his contract is up. He made the announcement Sunday in a video message on Facebook. Odom’s Tony was one of 11 awarded to the show which has spawned a hit soundtrack and a best-selling book.
Odom said that he would never forget the people he met during the process which he described as “healing” and “inspiring.”
His announcement follows that of show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who said Thursday that he would exit the show on July 9. Phillipa Soo who plays Eliza Schuyler also announced this week that she’ll exit the show in July.