Following the announcements of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo departing Hamilton, it’s confirmed that Leslie Odom Jr. will be leaving the production on July 9 as well. Odom — who won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his stirring portrayal of Aaron Burr — announced the news during a Facebook Live broadcast earlier today. “I am indeed leaving on July 9,” he said. “It has just been the most completely wonderful, totally healing and inspiring experience from beginning to end. I will never forget the people that I’ve met here. I will never forget all of you … I can’t wait to see all the guys that come after me and show me [more] about Burr.” He has yet to announce his upcoming career plans.
He won’t be in the room where it happens much longer. Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images