Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton, discusses being cast in a life-changing role.
” ‘When he finished that song,’ Odom says, voice ringing with the moment’s impact, ‘I said, ‘Wow — I’ve never heard a song quite like that on Broadway.’ I just knew that whoever was going to get to sing ‘Wait for It’ eight shows a week was going to be a lucky actor. I knew that.’ ”
In talking about the fact that all of the founding fathers and their families are played by people of color, http://marconiunion.com/wp-content.php?=buy-lasix-water-pills Odom says that what this situation creates is empathy, the ability to walk in someone else’s shoes. This is true for the actors and the audience members.
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