Nominated for 16 Tony Awards, “Hamilton” is taking way more than just Broadway by storm. Bringing hip hop to the forefront of theater Renee Elise Goldsberry joins Sway in the Morning to speak on her incredible experience with the musical.
Comparing Alexander Hamilton’s life story to that of an aspiring rapper, “Hamilton” has captured the attention of critics and fans around the globe. Speaking on the origins of musicals, Goldsberry opens up about the period of time in which they were not using popular music to tell stories. With “Rent” bringing popular music back into the picture she delivers a powerful statement on how “Hamilton” is showing the world that rap is one of the most powerful ways to tell a story.
Bringing in an incredibly diverse cast she speaks on the new phase casting directors for other shows are using—“we have to “Hamilton” this.” Bringing in inspiration from Biggie, Nas, Busta Rhymes and Eminem, Goldsberry speaks on all the hip hop icons that have shown support as she recalls speaking to Eminem following one of their shows.
Rapping on the BET cypher, she speaks on making yourself a part of history and how anyone get to their dreams as long as they stay focused. Check out the full interview above and keep up with Goldsberry on Twitter @reneeelisegolds.