Renée Elise Goldsberry
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Actress, Singer, and Songwriter. On 2016 she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton.
“I always tell people that you never necessarily know how your story’s going to go. Especially in very young careers in entertainment and sports — at a very young age you feel like, ‘What I’ve done is what I’m going to do.’ It’s very surprising that at this time in my life I get to add rapper to the list of things that I do.”
“I’ve had significant moments in my life before where people were like, ‘Renée, this IT! You are going to blow up!’ And even in my 20s, I always felt like I would smile at that statement and think, ‘Maybe, maybe not. I’m going to enjoy this for what it is at the moment.’ I always smiled and didn’t really listen but just hear the compliment and be in the moment and enjoyment. I feel that way about Hamilton, too. You have no idea what tomorrow holds, ever. You only know what today is. And today I get to be a part of this massive theatrical hit. I don’t even really have the words to describe what it is. And I’ll probably spend the rest of my life trying to formulate them.”
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