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Renée Elise Goldsberry’s performing arts journey brings her home this weekend

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse talks with the popular actress and singer about her career, “Hamilton,” and her start in The Bayou City.

Renée Elise Goldsberry
Photo Credit: Justin Bettman


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Actor and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry won a Tony award for her portrayal of Angelica Schuyler in the popular Broadway show Hamilton. It was far from her first show: the former Houstonian's gained acclaim on stage and screen for wide-ranging roles spanning decades now.

On Broadway, she was in productions of The Lion King, Rent, and The Color Purple. On television, she was on the daily soap opera One Life to Live, the prime-time hit Ally McBeal, and in more recent years, she had recurring roles in The Good Wife and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Goldsberry returns to town Saturday night for a concert at the Hobby Center, featuring songs from her Broadway performances. In the audio above, she tells Houston Public Media's Ernie Manouse that her life in the performing arts began right here in The Bayou City.

Promotional imagery for "Renée Elise Goldsberry in Concert"
Promotional imagery for “Renée Elise Goldsberry in Concert,” Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.