Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry will be the next visiting artist in the Northeastern Department of Theatre’s NU Broadway visiting artist series. Ms. Goldberry received the Tony, the Drama Desk Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for her performance as Angelica Schuyler Church in cultural phenomenon Hamilton. She will give a master class for theatre students on January 17, 2017. Afterwards she will participate in the university’s Martin Luther King Day celebration.
Renée Elise Goldsberry first gained critical attention for her performance as Sylvia in the 2005 New York City Shakespeare in the Park production of Two Gentlemen of Verona (Drama League Award). Many roles on Broadway followed. She originated the role of Nettie in The Color Purple and was the final actress to play Mimi in Rent. In 2011, she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People. Ms. Goldsberry has numerous film and TV credits including “One Life To Live” which earned her two Emmy nominations. She appeared for several seasons as Gevena Pine on TV’s “The Good Wife” and was recently cast in the title role opposite Oprah Winfrey in HBO Films’ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
NU Broadway showcases the new generation of theatre artists who are reshaping New York theatre. Its focus is on both the artistic process and professional career preparation. All theatre majors and minors are welcome to attend the master class with Ms. Goldsberry. Details will be announced in January.