Award-Winning Actor Leslie Odom, Jr. to Speak, Perform at Lecture Series

Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom, Jr., will speak and perform at P.G. Chambers School’s 22nd annual Menus for the Mind Lecture Series June 15 in the Park Avenue Club, Florham Park.
A multifaceted performer, Odom has most recently been seen in the Broadway blockbuster, Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the role of “Aaron Burr.”
Odom also won a Grammy as a principal soloist on Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast Recording. His debut solo album, “Leslie Odom, Jr.,” was released in June, 2016, on S-Curve Records and quickly rose to the top of the Billboard charts. In addition to Odom’s prestigious theatrical career, he has many small screen credits, including his portrayal of “Sam Strickland,” in the NBC musical series “Smash,” and his recurring role as “Reverend Curtis Scott” on “Law & Order: SVU.”
The Menus for the Mind Lecture Series is a signature fundraising event for P.G. Chambers School, a non-profit, private school for children with multiple, complex disabilities and developmental delays, in Cedar Knolls. The school serves students from 10 counties in northern New Jersey. Now in its 22nd year, the Menus Series continues to bring awareness to the school, while raising the funding necessary to provide new technologies, curriculum, specialized equipment and materials to students with disabilities. In addition to hearing Odom speak and perform, attendees will enjoy a live performance by a P.G. Chambers School vocal group, singing “Lean On Me.”
Offered at the event will be three one-of-a-kind raffle prizes: two round-trip airline tickets to California, a two-night stay at the Lambert Bridge Winery Guest House in Sonoma, a Lambert Bridge Vineyard tour and a wine and food pairing dinner; an evening for two in New York City, includes a one-night stay at the Four Seasons in the Gotham Jr. Suite, dinner, a Broadway theatre visit and limousine; a David Yurman bracelet made of 14-karat gold, cultured pearl and tourmaline.
Raffle tickets will be sold prior to the event for $100 each, or six tickets for $500. The drawing will be at the event on June 15..
Single tickets are $250 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, or by calling the school at 973-829-8484. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information about the event, contact Erin Martin, development coordinator, at

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