Tony and GRAMMY® Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry will perform with the Nashville Symphony on January 17-19 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center as part of the FirstBank Pops Series. The star of the original productions of Hamilton both off and on Broadway, Goldsberry will make her Nashville debut with these performances. This phenomenally gifted Tony and GRAMMY® winner will perform selections from Broadway hits including Hamilton, RENT, The Lion King and Carousel, as well as tributes to Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Renée Elise Goldsberry is an actress, singer and songwriter, known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway musical Hamilton, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California, and raised in both Houston, Texas, and Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a bachelors degree in acting, and went on to attend graduate school at the University of Southern California, where she received her masters in vocal jazz performance.
She has starred in several Broadway shows including The Color Purple, The Lion King and Rent.
She has worked in numerous Broadway plays, including a production of Disney’s “The Lion King” in 2003 (as “Nala”). She also appeared in the daytime drama One Life to Live as the determined lawyer Evangeline Williamson, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017 TV Movie) as Henrietta Lacks, and is currently starring in Altered Carbon (TV Series) as Quellcrist Falconer.
Goldsberry is replacing Chicago The Musical in Concert, which will no longer appear at Schermerhorn Symphony Center due to the cancellation of the first leg of that show’s national tour. Goldsberry’s showtimes are 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17; 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18; and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19.
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
Let Freedom Sing at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, January 20 at 7:00 PM. The 26th annual Let Freedom Sing honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as the Nashville Symphony and Celebration Youth Chorus perform an inspiring selection of music honoring the triumphs of the civil rights movement. Tickets available to season ticket holders, donors and groups at 10 am Friday, January 4; Tickets available to the public at 10 am Thursday, January 10.
ALSO IN JANUARY – Cosmos – An HD Odyssey, Featuring the “New World” Symphony
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor, with Gil Shaham, violin. The Nashville Symphony performs Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” accompanied by footage of deep space captured by NASA. These breathtaking visuals will add a whole new dimension to this beloved symphony, which was inspired by American folk music and African American spirituals. Celebrated soloist Gil Shaham joins the orchestra for Berg’s Violin Concerto, which honors “the memory of angel” with music that moves from dreamy introspection to surging emotional outbursts.