Odom originated the role of Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton's political and personal adversary, and won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the part. In his post-Hamilton life, Odom leaned into both acting and singing. He played abolitionist William Still in the 2019 film Harriet and starred in Only, a post-apocalyptic romance movie. Odom is currently lending his voice to Central Park, a new animated series on AppleTV+, alongside fellow Hamilton alums, Daveed Diggs and Christopher Jackson. Odom also released a Christmas album in 2016 called Simply Christmas and a jazz album, Mr, in late 2019.