Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. Has a Surprisingly Relatable One Bedroom Rental

published Aug 15, 2016
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(Image credit: Santiago Mejia/The New York Times)

Thanks to his Tony Award-winning run as narrator and Hamilton assassinator Aaron Burr, Leslie Odom Jr. might be one of Broadway’s most recognized faces, yet his apartment is refreshingly normal.

(Image credit: Santiago Mejia/The New York Times)

The Hamilton star and recording artist (his self-titled solo album is currently topping Billboard & iTunes jazz charts) lives in a newer-but-totally-normal Hell’s Kitchen high rise building with his wife, actress Nicolette Robinson.

The New York Times featured Odom & Robinson’s home in their Things I Love feature this weekend. I’m not sure what I was expecting — a gilded Tony display case? a Roche Bobois showroom? — but it’s charmingly real.

They even used to live in a studio in the same building, and their decorating approach has changed completely since then.

The couple had gone the “sleek lines” route in their studio apartment: furniture that was lovely to look at but not exactly delightful to know. “Everything was uncomfortable,” Mr. Odom said. “This time we wanted an overstuffed couch, the kind that begs you to come and take a nap in it. I’m the nap champion.”

In fact, it’s not much different than a New York rental you might see here on Apartment Therapy. There are small space solutions (that fold-down desk, an ottoman instead of coffee table), great use of neutrals and texture, and a perfectly-placed mirror. Tony winners, they’re just like us.

See more over on the New York Times.