So he leapt into action. He learned Burr’s big songs. He read up on Hamilton. He dressed to kill.
“You have to walk toward the things that make you alive,” he said.
The show’s director, Thomas Kail, took note. “He was coming to play,” he said. “He was inspired.” But, just in case, Mr. Odom aggressively pursued Mr. Kail as “Hamilton” progressed. “I didn’t hide any of my cards,” he said. “I would text Tommy after every single reading: ‘I love this part.’ ‘I want to stay with this part.’”
(Read the profile in the New York Times here.)
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