Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for her performance as Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon Hamilton, Renée Elise Goldsberry is equally at home in a Broadway theater, a film set, or on a concert hall stage. In her Saturday, February 23 lush concert of distinct musical styles, she shares some of the beloved songs and experiences that have shaped her life and helped her forge a career as one of her generation’s most electrifying artists.
Anchored by a 4-piece band and three backup singers, her dynamic show is titled Revive. From the Leighton Concert Hall stage brimming with hand-selected talent, Renée will have the audience on their feet stomping and clapping to the high energy non-denominational spiritual journey reminiscent of a good old fashioned revival. Past set lists have included favorites from the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin like her 1971 hit “Spanish Harlem,” the Bill Withers classic also from 1971, “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Shadowland” from The Lion King. There’s also always the possibility of a few numbers from Hamilton.
Goldsberry received the Tony Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award, and Lucille Lortel Award for her performance off and on Broadway in the musical Hamilton. Since winning the Tony Award, she has appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down for Netflix and shot the title role for HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks opposite Oprah Winfrey––which is screening at the Center’s Browing Cinema on Tuesday, February 5 at 8 p.m.
She and was also recently featured in the Netflix series Altered Carbon. Before Hamilton, appearances on stage included her Outer Critics Circle Award–nominated performance opposite Frances McDormand in the play Good People as well as the original stage version of The Color Purple. She made her Broadway debut in The Lion King and was the last Mimi in Rent. Her off-Broadway appearances have included several Shakespeare productions for the Public Theater’s New York Shakespeare Festival, where Hamilton originated. Her television appearances included recurring roles on The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, and The Following. She was nominated twice for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on One Life to Live. On film, she also appeared recently in Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and in Every Secret Thing with Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks.