Former Hamilton actor Leslie Odom Jr. is working on his first book, one he hopes inspires young people.
The Tony Award-winning performer has a deal with Feiwel & Friends for Failing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning, the publisher said on Friday. The book is scheduled for March 27, 2018. Odom plans to organise the narrative like a commencement speech as he outlines the setbacks and rejections that preceded his success.
Odom, who left Hamilton a year ago, played Aaron Burr in the celebrated show and won a Tony in 2016 for best lead actor in a musical. His other credits include the TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and CSI: Miami and the album Leslie Odom Jr.
Feiwel is an imprint of Macmillan.