Leslie Odom Jr. as William Still

Leslie Odom Jr. is a Tony®- and Grammy® Award-winning performer who has taken the entertainment world by storm across a variety of media, spanning Broadway, television, film and music. Odom Jr. recently completed a lead role in Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark, David Chase’s movie prequel to the award-winning HBO series. He also wrapped production on the feature film directorial debut Music from recording artist Sia, and Needle in a Timestack, written and directed by John Ridley. He is also voicing a character in Josh Gad’s animated musical-comedy Central Park for Apple. He was last seen in Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express for Twentieth Century Fox and Takashi Doscher’s Only, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Previous film work includes the 2012 historical drama, Red Tails, executive produced by George Lucas. 

Odom Jr. is best known for his breakout role as Aaron Burr in the smash hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, for which he received a 2015 Drama Desk Award nomination and won the Tony® Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He also won a Grammy® Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording. He made his Broadway debut in Rent and starred in the stage adaption of Leap of Faith. Off-Broadway, he appeared in Venice at the Public Theater. He also starred opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo in a 2014 City Center Encores! revival of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…Boom! 

In December 2017, Odom Jr. returned to the New York City stage in a solo concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The cabaret-style performance was crafted around signature songs and music that shaped his journey, performed with a world-class band in front of a live audience. The show was filmed for broadcast as an hour-long PBS special as part of the 17-time Emmy® Award-winning series, “Live from Lincoln Center,” and premiered April 27, 2018. 

A Grammy® Award-winning recording artist, Odom Jr.’s self-titled debut album was partially funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and released in 2014 by Borderlight Entertainment, Inc. In June 2016, the album was re-released with additional material and charted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and #147 on the Billboard 200. In winter 2017, he re-released Simply Christmas as a deluxe edition with new arrangements and new songs. The holiday album hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Jazz Charts. 

On March 27, 2018, Odom Jr. added the title of author to his resume with the release of his book Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning. Written in the style of a commencement speech, the book brings together what Odom Jr. has learned in life so far, tapping into universal themes of starting something new, following your passions, discovering your own potential and surrounding yourself with the right people. The book is being published by Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers. 

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Official Trailer: Harriet

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"Stand Up" Official Music Video

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"This Is The Committee" Clip

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Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman

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#Repost @gettyentertainment: Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo walks the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. Erivo is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her performance as Harriet Tubman in @harrietfilm. | January 5, 2020 | 📷: @stevegranitz | #GettyEntertainment⁠
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Janelle Monáe as Marie Buchanon

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#Repost @urbanworldfilmfest:@cynthiaerivo slaying our red carpet for the #Urbanworld premiere of @harrietfilm. #HARRIET

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At last night’s DC premiere of #HARRIET, our cast and crew were joined by Harriet Tubman’s great-great-grandniece Judith Bryant and great-great-great-grandniece Ernestine "Tina" Wyatt.
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Co-Writer/Director Kasi Lemmons

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Hiding in plain sight, Harriet Tubman would often use disguises to avoid getting caught. #HARRIET
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Kasi Lemmons (Co-Writer/Director) and Cynthia Erivo (Harriet Tubman)

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The incredible women who brought Harriet Tubman’s story to life. #HARRIET #TIFF19
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"Stand Up" Featurette

“I will give every last drop of blood in my veins until this monster called slavery is dead.”

Cynthia Erivo
as Harriet Tubman
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#HARRIET in Hollywood. ✨ Swipe for more from the film’s red carpet premiere in LA.📸: @lestudiophoto
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“My illustration tribute of #Harriet Tubman reflects the strength, courage and dedication to the freedom of not only herself but hundreds of others…The faces represent the enslaved that she freed as well as the feeling of bond and kinship that I have always shared with her through my heritage.She was a beacon of light that still shines and her legacy is one that should be celebrated. That is why I am excited to see the @HarrietFilm and seeing @cynthiaerivo depict the struggle, resilience and heroism of Harriet Tubman on the big screen.”🎨: @bpeppersart#HarrietInspires
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"I'm Going To Be Free Or Die" Clip

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#Repost @instagram: It’s #GoldenGlobes weekend and we are spending the day with first-time nominee Cynthia Erivo (@cynthiaerivo), who’s portrayal of Harriet Tubman in the new film “Harriet” has earned her not one, but two nominations. But the actress and singer-songwriter is a seasoned pro when it comes to playing strong female leads — from Broadway to film and now television, she is on an unstoppable roll. 🎭🎬📺⁣⁣⁣“Because of all the characters I’ve played — Celie, Harriet and now Aretha — I have been lucky enough to learn about resilience and the power of the woman and the strength within. And to learn about the fact that I’m enough, and you’re enough.” 💕✨⁣⁣⁣Head over to our story to see what the actress is up to before the @goldenglobes ... and trust us, you’ll want to listen with sound on. 🔉🎶😉
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Leslie Odom Jr. as William Still

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Director @officialspikelee hosts a special screening of #HARRIET in NYC.
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#Repost @officialsbiff: Today at #SBIFF's Cinema Society we were joined by @cynthiaerivo following a screening of @harrietfilm from @focusfeatures #cynthiaerivo #harriet #harriettubman
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Joe Alwyn (Left) as Gideon Brodess

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#TIFF portrait from @vanityfair: The beautiful Cynthia Erivo, star of Harriet. 📸 by @PeterHapak. #HARRIET
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#Regram // @lala: “Kiyan and I went to see Harriet last night to support our girl @cynthiaerivo ♥ incredible movie and an incredible performance by Cynthia and the entire cast. Loved that this movie taught Kiyan about Harriet Tubman & gave him a deeper look into our history. A MUST SEE ON NOV 1st. I’m so proud of you @cynthiaerivo ‼‼ YOU DID IT 💕
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Composer Terence Blanchard discusses process, inspiration and his score for Harriet.

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#HARRIET at #TIFF19.📸: @lestudiophoto
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Cynthia Erivo (Harriet Tubman) and Leslie Odom Jr. (William Still)

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At the #TIFF19 world premiere of #HARRIET with our shining star @cynthiaerivo. ✨📸: @lestudiophoto
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Vondie Curtis Hall as Reverend Green

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Co-Writer/Director Kasi Lemmons

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Last night at #LFF with our #HARRIET crew.-#repost @universalpicturesuk
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Vanity Fair discusses how Cynthia Erivo found her voice.

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"Her Time Is Now" Featurette

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Celebrating #HARRIET last night in NYC. More photos in our story ⬆

“God don't mean people to own people.”

Cynthia Erivo
as Harriet Tubman
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As we move forward on this journey with Harriet and @harrietfilm I feel it important to shine a light on this incredible, beautiful woman here @kasi_lemmons my director. My friend and my confident. Hollywood and black girl royalty. She exemplifies what it is to be a guide, what it is to be kind and she is a genius. Just thought you all should know!! X I should also mention I love her.
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Pride's Valerie Complex breaks down the details within the details of Kasi Lemmon's Harriet.