GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn - Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. joined us to talk about the release of a new deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed “Simply Christmas” album.
The stunning album of reinterpreted holiday classics debuted at #1 on the Soundscan and Billboard Jazz charts last year. This deluxe edition will feature four new songs including “Please Come Home For Christmas;” “Edelweiss” arranged by Grammy nominee Michael McElroy and featuring Odom Jr.’s wife of 5 years, an accomplished performer in her own right, Nicolette Robinson; and “The Christmas Waltz” featuring a brand new arrangement by Emmy-winning, Grammy nominated arranger Rob Mathes.
Odom is a multifaceted performer who completed his run on Broadway starring as "Aaron Burr" in the original cast of the blockbuster hit musical, “Hamilton.” He won the 2016 Tony Award for Lead Actor in a Musical for the role. He is also a Grammy Award winner as a principal soloist on Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2015 award for Best Musical Theater.
He's also currently starring in "Murder On The Orient Express" alongside Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and more.