Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry to perform her own concert at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) — Renée Elise Goldsberry is a singer and actress, but she’s best known for her Tony Award-winning role on the Broadway show “Hamilton.”

Now she has a concert this weekend in Chicago!

She sat down with ABC7’s Hosea Sanders to talk life in the spotlight!

The role of a lifetime came with a rousing cast, but Goldsberry is now taking the lead on her solo concert tour.

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“A love party, I like to have a love party,” Goldsberry said when asked what fans can expect. “They can expect to hear some of the songs they know and love – just to celebrate getting back together by listening to live music. We’ll be going over all genres of music until we get to to the songs I’m best known for Broadway.”

Hamilton fans will remember Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway hit.

“We’re really proud of the job we’ve done and we’re really happy that Hamilton is still playing all over the world,” Goldsberry said.

The actress nearly auditioned for the role – which won her a Tony – to spend more time with her children.

“I heard this song that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote called ‘Satisfied’, and I thought, maybe I could bring my kids to this rehearsal, maybe they could come with me and that I could do both of those things,” she said.

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A video of Goldsberry performing in Dallas has gone viral.

“We had a sign language interpreter there for one of the performances and I realized at the end of ‘Satisfied’, that wow, he was going as fast as my mouth,” she recalled of the performance. .

You can catch Goldsberry Saturday Night at the Auditorium Theater!

“It gives me the closest access to people who love music, love shows that I’ve loved,” she said. “So wherever I can show up and show myself, I’m happy.”

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