Hamilton: Renee Elise Goldsberry leaves Broadway production
Renée Elise Goldsberry’s critically lauded, Tony-winning run as Hamilton‘s Angelica Schuyler officially came to an end at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Saturday night.
The actress commemorated her final performance as part of the musical’s cast, which comes just over a year after the Lin-Manuel Miranda-fronted production debuted on Broadway, with a touching Instagram post.
“So much to be grateful for… the weight of it all overwhelms me,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a verse from the bible. “My prayer is to run through the tape with joy, and collapse in tears of gratitude AFTER the final bow.”
Mandy Gonzalez (In the Heights, Wicked) will take over the role of Angelica beginning Sept. 6.
Goldsberry’s Hamilton costar Jasmine Cephas Jones paid tribute to her departing cast member with a sweet video featuring the ladies singing a comedic rendition of “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s Pocahontas.
“This is what I’m gunna miss the most. Gut laughter delirious 2 show days. Leaning on each other just to get through another show,” she wrote on the Instagram post. “I’m gunna miss your love and kindness my forever sister. I am honored to have shared the stage with you. I love you.”
In addition to Goldsberry’s win in the Best Featured Actress in a Musical category, Hamilton won an additional 10 Tony Awards in June, including Best Direction (Thomas Kail), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Daveed Diggs), Best Actor in a Musical (Leslie Odom, Jr.) and Best Musical (Miranda). The wildly popular stage production is based on Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton biography and will begin a 21-week touring production in San Francisco in March 2017 followed by a 21-week set in Los Angeles, according to Playbill.
EW confirmed Goldsberry’s exit from the Broadway smash in July. The actress is next set to film the Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon, where she’ll play Quellcrist Falconer, the leader of a revolution. Altered Carbon, based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name, takes place in a fantastical world in which inhabitants can store their personalities in digital form and upload them into a new body when their old one dies. Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) will play the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs opposte Goldsberry.