The Eastman School of Music, of the University of Rochester, is excited to announce that Renée Elise Goldsberry, the Broadway star of Hamilton fame, has been added to the 2023-24 Eastman Presents season for An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry. She will make her Rochester debut in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Accompanied by a full orchestra of student musicians from Eastman’s Empire Film and Media Ensemble, the concert will be conducted by the director of Eastman’s Beal Institute and six-time Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor, Mark Watters.
Goldsberry has won several awards for her portrayal of Angelica Schuyler in the Original Broadway Cast (OBC) of Hamilton, including Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards. Her resume spans from the stage to the screen, with Broadway credits that include portraying Mimi Marquez in the closing cast of Rent and Nettie Harris in the OBC of The Color Purple. On television, she currently plays Wickie Roy in Tina Fey’s Emmy-nominated series Girls5eva and Amelia in the Marvel Studios television hit She Hulk.
On October 6 Goldsberry will sing an array of Broadway hits, including selections from Hamilton, Rent, The Lion King, Carousel and many more.
This concert takes place during the University’s annual Meliora Weekend, for which Goldsberry is a headliner.
Tickets to An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry, and all Eastman Presents concerts, are on sale now and can be purchased online, in person at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 East Main St.) or by calling 585-274-3000. To learn more about these performances, and other upcoming events from the Eastman School of Music, visit our Concerts and Events Calendar.
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About Renée Elise Goldsberry:
Renée Elise Goldsberry is a multi-hyphenate actress and singer who has delivered award winning performances both on Broadway and on the screen. She is perhaps best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon Hamilton, which has become a cultural touchstone for the ages. Renée’s performance earned her a Tony Award, Grammy Award, and a Drama Desk Award. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for best supporting actress in the Disney+ film adaptation and accepted the Emmy for Best Variety Special on behalf of her company in 2021.
Renée currently stars in Marvel Studios newest television hit She Hulk, and in Tina Fey’s Emmy nominated series, Girls5eva, which is moving to Netflix in 2023. Other highlights from her film and television career include co-starring in A24’s critical darling WAVES opposite Sterling K. Brown, the Netflix series Altered Carbon, Documentary Now!’s cult favorite “Original Cast Album: Co-Op”, The Good Wife, The House With A Clock In Its Walls, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, and her creation of the beloved character Evangeline Williamson on ABC’s One Life To Live, for which she received two Daytime Emmy nominations and two NAACP Image Award nominations. Renée’s appearances on stage include her Outer Critics Circle Award nominated performance opposite Frances McDormand in the play Good People, and the original Broadway version of The Color Purple. She made her Broadway debut as Nala in The Lion King, and her performance as Mimi in Broadway’s closing cast of RENT was immortalized on film. As a solo artist, Renée garners rave reviews performing to packed crowds in concert halls and symphony spaces all over the country. Her debut album will be released in 2024.
About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854–1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training.
More than 900 students are enrolled in the Collegiate Division of the Eastman School of Music—about 500 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. They come from almost every state, and approximately 23 percent are from other countries. They are taught by a faculty comprised of more than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Grammy winners, Emmy winners, Guggenheim fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community. Additionally, more than 1,700 members of the Rochester community, from young children through senior citizens, are enrolled in the Eastman Community Music School.
About the University of Rochester:
The University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading private research universities, one of only 62-member institutions in the Association of American Universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives undergraduates exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.