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Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. & His Musical Director, Michael O. Mitchell '02, Appear in Commercial

November 1, 2016

Fresh off their September 20 appearance at DePauw University, Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. and his musical director, Michael O. Mitchell, a 2002 graduate of the DePauw University School of Music, appear in a new advertisement for Nationwide Insurance. (photo: Mitchell, at piano, and Odom on the Kresge Auditorium stage)

Odom is featured in a new campaign, "Songs For All Your Sides," which also utilizes the talents of Brad Paisley and Rachel Platten.

The commercial can be seen below:

A behind-the-scenes piece is also available for viewing:

Leslie Odom Jr. came to DePauw to present a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture, "Finding Your Personal Spotlight." After speaking and taking questions from the audience, Odom called his band -- led by Mitchell -- to the stage, and performed two songs.

A summary of the program is available here. A montage of the event is embedded below.