Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo played the Schuyler Sisters and now will perform at Super Bowl
Three original cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton will sing “America the Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl LI pregame festivities at NRG Stadium in Houston, the National Football League and Fox have confirmed.
The performance will be televised live on Fox prior to kickoff on Feb. 5.
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo played the Schuyler Sisters in the Broadway phenomenon.
Soo and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda both departed the musical following a July 11th performance, with Goldsberry (who won a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the role) exiting two months later. Jones left the production in December.
As Hamilton has expanded to Chicago and London productions as well as a touring unit, all three actresses have moved onto new projects, the New York Times reports: Soo will star in the Broadway adaptation of Amelie, Goldsberry features on the upcoming Netflix series Altered Carbon and Jones will appear on the new season of Girls.
As Miranda noted on Twitter, the three actresses rehearsed their Super Bowl performance for him over FaceTime
It’s great to see Schuyler Sisters back together, and not on ordinary stage, it’s Super Bowl! And we know black performances at Super Bowl are the best, maybe even the only part that genuinely talented.