Schimmel Center Presents Hamilton Star Mandy Gonzalez In Solo Show On September 29

Schimmel Center Presents Hamilton Star Mandy Gonzalez In Solo Show On September 29

Schimmel Center presents Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez in a solo show on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its 2018-19 Season Launch Weekend.

The Season Launch Weekend additionally includes a solo show by Caroline Rhea (known for her portrayal of Aunt Hilda on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch as well as hosting NBC's The Biggest Loser and Game Show Network's newest half-hour series Caroline & Friends) the previous evening, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Mandy garnered attention for originating the role of Nina in the Broadway cast of the Tony-Award winning musical In the Heights, and currently is appearing as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton. Her solo show will feature songs from her new EP, Fearless: B Sides-a follow-up to her debut album, Fearless, released in 2017 on Ghostlight Records. Fearless: B Sides includes songs such as "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Bein' Green," and her first ever Spanish language recording, "Vivir Mi Vida." The title song of the album, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, utilizes Mandy's personal story to explore political and familial issues.

Tickets are available at www.schimmelcenter.org, by calling 212-346-1715 or by visiting the box office located at 3 Spruce Street. The Schimmel Center box office is open Tuesdays through Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and three hours prior to performances.

Mandy Gonzalez has thrilled audiences on Broadway, lit up the screen on television, and started a social movement.

Mandy Gonzalez is currently starring as Angelica Schuyler in the musical sensation, Hamilton. She can also be seen on the CBS hit, Madam Secretary. Mandy's vocal prowess sets a new standard - she can be soft and sultry one moment, and shake the rafters the next. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, calls Mandy "one of the greatest singers on earth."

Mandy is also known for originating the role of Nina Rosario, in her brilliant performance in the Tony award winning, In the Heights. She has also starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, blowing the roof off each night of New York's Gershwin Theatre. Other Broadway roles include Princess Amneris in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida, and the Broadway show Lennon, where she portrayed multiple roles, including that of Beatles' icon John Lennon. Mandy made her Broadway debut in Jim Steinman's Dance of the Vampires starring opposite Michael Crawford. Mandy is a Warner Music artist and recently released her debut album, Fearless, which debuted at #13 on the iTunes pop charts.

Equally at home on the big and small screen, she has appeared in Across the Universe directed by Julie Taymor, After starring opposite Pablo Schreiber, and Man on a Ledge with Sam Worthington. Most recently, Mandy had a recurring role on the ABC drama thriller Quantico.

Mandy can be heard as the voice of Mei in Disney's Mulan 2 and on recordings of the original Broadway cast album of In the Heights, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live, and The Man Who Would Be King.

Mandy Gonzalez is also an author, recently publishing a widely cited article in the Harvard Business Review on how to overcome one's fear of public speaking and be more confident in one's communication and leadership.

A deeply held passion of hers, Mandy Gonzalez is the proud founder of #FearlessSquad-a social media movement for inclusiveness and belonging. The movement connects millions of people around the world to be their best selves and empower each other.

Schimmel Center, located in the heart of downtown Manhattan at Pace University, presents a unique and diverse array of world-class artists who seek to educate, inspire, provoke, and entertain. Award-winning comedy, dance, cabaret, folk and rock, documentaries, world music, and family programming is presented in an intimate setting with affordable ticket prices. For more information, visit SchimmelCenter.org.

Photo Credit: Nathan Johnson

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