AMES, Iowa -- "Hamilton's" Leslie Odom Jr. will discuss his career, answer questions and perform songs from the award-winning musical during a presentation at Iowa State University.
"Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words and Music" will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Stephens Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Iowa State students, and at 6:30 p.m. for faculty, staff and the general public. No tickets are required. Although the public presentation is free, Iowa State students will be given priority for the limited seating.
Odom won a Tony Award playing Aaron Burr in the groundbreaking Broadway musical "Hamilton," the story of a Founding Father told through the language and rhythms of hip-hop and R&B. The production has become a cultural phenomenon, energizing the performing arts and engaging more people in a story of American history and politics than any civics lesson could.
Odom will discuss his life and career before taking questions from the audience and performing songs from the much-acclaimed musical. His story has a valuable message for students in any discipline, emphasizing the need for patience, determination and desire to achieve success, and the importance of taking charge of one's own future.
Odom also won a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on "Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast" recording, which won the 2015 award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Students: Line up at the north, upper lobby entrances with a valid Iowa State ID. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be saved. Students will have first-floor priority seating. Late arriving students will be able to enter at any door, if seats are available.
Iowa State faculty, staff and general public: Lines will form at the north, lower lobby entrances by the ticket office. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission first-floor and balcony seating. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be saved for others. Late arrivals will be able to enter at any door, if seats are available.
More information on ISU lectures is available online, or by calling 515-294-9935.