US Open: Leslie Odom Jr., Phil Collins perform Easy Lover duet
This Phil Collins-Leslie Odom Jr. duet was easy to love.
At the U.S. Open’s opening ceremonies in Queens, New York on Monday night, Collins tapped the recent Tony-winner and former Hamilton star to fill Philip Bailey’s part on the 1984 hit, “Easy Lover.” Collins introduced Odom Jr. to the stage, saying the former Aaron Burr actor is “a good friend of mine now.”
Before “Easy Lover,” Collins performed his signature song, “In the Air Tonight,” to the delight of fans at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The 65-year-old Collins has performed rarely over the past six years. He returned to the public stage in March for a gig benefiting the children’s charity he cofounded, Little Dreams Foundation.
See the performance above. The U.S. Open runs through Sept. 11.