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Goldsberry is an American actress and singer 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. Her other Broadway credits include Nettie Harris in the original Broadway cast of The Color Purple, and Mimi Marquez in Rent. She has portrayed many roles on television, including Geneva Pine on The Good Wife, and Evangeline Williamson on One Life to Live, for which she received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. As of 2021, she stars in the Peacock musical comedy Girls5eva. Also that year, she received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance in the Disney+ live stage recording of Hamilton, which was released in 2020.

In 2001, Goldsberry had the lead role of Nicole Taylor in the romantic comedy All About You, for which her performance was praised. She also portrayed Drea Smalls in the 2008 action film Pistol Whipped, and small supporting roles as Cynthia Barnes in the crime drama Every Secret Thing (2014) and Kim in the comedy Sisters (2015). In 2019 she starred in Waves (2019) with co-star Sterling K. Brown.

Her theatrical credits are also extensive. Goldsberry played a replacement Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King, and was in the cast of the United States national tour of Dreamgirls.

She was nominated for a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, and won a New York magazine Best of 2005 Award, for her performance as Sylvia in the 2005 Shakespeare in the Park revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Goldsberry later originated the role of Nettie Harris in The Color Purple, the Broadway musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel of the same name. She starred in the production from November 2005 to January 2006.

Goldsberry returned to the Off-Broadway stage in The Baker's Wife in 2007, before taking over the role of Mimi Márquez in the Broadway musical Rent, making her the final actress to play the role on Broadway. Rent's last performance was filmed and made into a DVD, Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway, which also aired as a television film. In 2011, she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Kate Dillon in the Broadway production of David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People. She went on to appear in off-Broadway productions of Love's Labour's Lost and As You Like It, and appeared in I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road at Encores!.

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Renee Elise Goldsberry STAGE CREDITS

Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2023

Original Broadway Production, 2015
Angelica Schuyler

World Premiere Production, 2015
Angelica Schuyler

Encores! Concert, 2013

Public LAB Production, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2005

Off-Broadway Revival, 2005


Original Broadway Production, 1997
Nala [Replacement]

Broadway Transfer, 1996
Mimi Marquez [Replacement]

Renee Elise Goldsberry Movies

Palco & Hirsch
[ 2001 ] Jessica
All About You
[ 2001 ] Nicole Renee Goldsberry
[ 2002 ] Rachel Renee Goldsberry
Every Secret Thing
[ 2014 ] Cynthia Barnes
[ 2015 ] Kim
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
[ 2018 ] Selena Izard
[ 2019 ] Catherine
[ 2020 ] Angelica Schuyler
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[ 2021 ] Sunday Legend #3
Anything's Possible
[ 2022 ] Selene

Renee Elise Goldsberry TV Shows

Ally McBeal
Singer, Backup Singer #1, Ikette #1
Altered Carbon
Quellcrist Falconer
Renée Harris
Fast & Furious Spy Racers
Ms. Nowhere
Wickie Roy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Martha Marron
One Life to Live
Evangeline Williamson
The Good Wife
Geneva Pine
The Lion Guard

Renee Elise Goldsberry Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Renee Elise, Good People

Renee Elise Goldsberry Videos

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How many Broadway shows has Renee Elise Goldsberry been in?

Renee Elise Goldsberry has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Renee Elise Goldsberry been in?

Renee Elise Goldsberry has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Renee Elise Goldsberry been nominated for?

Renee Elise Goldsberry has been nominated for several awards for her performances in Broadway shows. She was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Hamilton," Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Hamilton," Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at The Lortels for "Hamilton," and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Good People."

What awards has Renee Elise Goldsberry won?

Renee Elise Goldsberry has won several awards for her role in Hamilton, including the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and The Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

What is Renee Elise Goldsberry next theatre project?

Renee Elise Goldsberry's next show will be The Tempest which opens on 8/27/2023 on Off-Broadway.

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