This 'Hamilton' Star Made A Powerful Dedication On Twitter Before His Final Show

A meaningful way to say goodbye.

On Saturday night, Leslie Odom Jr. took a final bow for his Tony-winning role as Aaron Burr in the smash Broadway musical Hamilton. Earlier in the day, he took to Twitter to dedicate the performance to recent victims of violence in the United States.

Odom, who is leaving the production along with star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and actress Phillipa Soo, hasn't lost sight of the current tragedies that have saddened the nation and raised important questions about guns and bigotry.

The dedication paid tribute to both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men who were shot and killed by police last week. Odom also remembered the five police officers who were killed at the Dallas Black Lives Matter rally, as well as the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.


Odom included a #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and shared that he believes Hamilton "has set the table for strangers to connect, have meaningful conversations." He added that he hopes for "a real and lasting spiritual awakening amongst us."

Hamilton has been praised for its diverse cast, with three actors of color winning Tony Awards last month for their performances in the show. It was the first time all four musical acting awards were won by black actors.


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