‘Hamilton’s’ Original Schuyler Sisters Open Super Bowl 51 With ‘America the Beautiful’
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, and Jasmine Cephas Jones joined forces for a unifying message on Super Bowl Sunday.
It’s going to be hard for President Donald Trump to find anything to complain about in this performance of “America the Beautiful” by three of the original cast members of the musical Hamilton to open Super Bowl 51 on Sunday.
The multicultural trio of women — Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, and Jasmine Cephas Jones — who portrayed the Schuyler sisters on Broadway, came together on the field for a patriotic message of unity in a country divided.
“And crown thy good with brotherhood,” Soo sang, as her co-stars added, pointedly, “and sisterhood, from sea to shining sea!” It was an inclusive statement that echoed the one made by the cast to Vice President Mike Pence last November.
Watching from home, the proud Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda took note of the lyrical addition on Twitter.