Queen Latifah

Princess Grace Awards Gala honors Queen Latifah, Leslie Odom Jr.

Princess Grace Awards Gala honors Queen Latifah, Leslie Odom Jr.

“Excuse me, are you Aaron Burr, sir?”A passerby had caught sight of Leslie Odom Jr. outside of Cipriani 25 on Monday night. The actor was arriving at the Princess Grace Foundation Awards Gala, where he was being honored along with Camille A. Brown with the Princess Grace Statue Award. He’s gotten used to attention from strangers since his first time at the awards in 2002, when he won a Princess Grace Award. Since that prestigious hat-tip from the organization, which provides support to emerging artists, he’s gone on to gain significant recognition, most visibly for his role in “Hamilton,” which he won a Tony Award for this year.

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