Entertainment Leslie Odom Jr. to leave ‘Hamilton’ July 9, star says Leslie Odom, Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in "Hamilton," will depart the show on July 9. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated June 19, 2016 6:10 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email “Hamilton” star and Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. said on Sunday he will be leaving the beloved show in July, the third original cast member to do so. Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, announced in a Facebook video that he will depart on July 9 when his contract is up. “This is brilliant material and there are guys that are chomping at the bit to get their hands on this part,” he said. “I can’t wait to see all the guys who come after me and show me about Burr and teach us all about shades and levels of this part that I couldn’t find. It has just been the most completely wonderful, totally healing and inspiring experience from beginning to end.” Odom Jr., who won the best actor in a musical Tony award for his performance, is the third original cast member to leave the hugely popular show. July 9 will also be the last show for Hamilton’s creator and star, Lin Manuel Miranda, and for Phillipa Soo, plays Hamilton’s wife, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. “We’re going to go out with a bang,” Odom Jr. said. He added that he will auction off the items in his dressing room to support a yet-unnamed charity. By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.