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Broadway's ‘Hamilton’ Angelica Renee, Elise Goldsberry Talks President Obama Attandance

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Jan 12, 2016 06:40 PM EST

Broadway's Hamilton’s star Renée Elise Goldsberry is on top of the world. Goldsberry, who plays one of “The Schuyler Sisters,” Angelica Schuyler, in the smash hit hip hop musical that is making Broadway history. Goldsberry is even rubbing elbows with some of the important most people in the world today. The most powerful person in the world even. Recently, Goldsberry opened up about meeting Barack Obama.

Renée Elise Goldsberry recently spoke with Vulture where she discussed having the President of the United States attend Hamilton:

“The height of this whole hype was when Obama came a second time and spoke from the stage. We got to sit in the wing as a company and patter back and forth with him in the beginning of his speech. I don't know that it's possible for that to be topped in my lifetime. That went beyond what my biggest dream was, which was that I would one day perform for a president. Then it was this president, and he came back.”

Goldsberry went on to express her gratitude for being put in a position to meet the President and many others that she admires:

“The blessing for us, when we get to meet some of these people for the first time, it skips several steps in the meeting. Immediately there's an intimacy because you've watched us on a beautiful journey for three hours. We can actually have a conversation -- and these are people who usually have to keep their guard up. It's really a sacred moment.”

Hamilton is currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theater located at 226 West 46th Street between Broadway and 8th.

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