The singing actress, who can currently be seen in the TV shows Madam Secretary and Quantico, succeeds Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry in the role of Angelica Schuyler. Goldsberry played her final performance the evening of September 3.
It’s a homecoming for Gonzalez, who is reunited with many of her original In the Heights collaborators and several cast members on Hamilton. The Richard Rodgers Theatre was also home to In the Heights from 2008-2011.
Here is a video of Gonzalez singing Miranda’s “Fire Escape” as a welcome back to the Rodgers:
A Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning actress, Gonzalez also starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked. She has performed with symphonies across the country and around the world, and is currently working on her first solo CD, set to release in 2017.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical won eleven 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations. Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Hamilton.
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
The musical celebrated its first anniversary on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre August 6. A touring production begins a 21-week run in San Francisco in March 2017, followed by a 21-week engagement in Los Angeles. A London production will be mounted, also in 2017. For information, visit HamiltonOnBroadway.com.