By Suzanne Goldsmith / For the Columbus Monthly
“Broadway and television star will share stories from her own career while sharing some of her favorite songs.
Love will be the theme this Saturday night when Broadway and television star Renée Elise Goldsberry, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Angelica Schuyler in the original cast of “Hamilton,” sings at the Southern with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra as the headliner for the group’s annual “Soiree” fundraiser.
The concert will be “a celebration of love,” Goldsberry says. “It’s not so much a romantic love party—it’s more of a kind of soulful love party.” It’s an expansive theme, Goldsberry says, that allows her to tap into many genres: blues, pop, gospel, jazz and of course show tunes. “We really can just have good music from across the board.”
Giving a solo performance is not so different from playing a role, Goldsberry says—in each case, she reaches within to locate the parts of herself that she can share with the audience. “When you play a character,” she says, “you’re really searching yourself to find the things that bring the character to life in a very unique way and a very signature way. And that’s exactly what you do when you’re doing a solo concert.”