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Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs Also Leaving Broadway’s Hamilton

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Actors Renee Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs pose with their Tony awards at the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Hamilton stars Renee Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs pose with their Tony awards at the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

*Two more members of Hamilton’s original Broadway cast are leaving the show.

Renée Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs, both Tony winners for their roles in the Lin Manuel Miranda musical, have announced their impending departures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Goldsberry, whose rap skills lit up her Tony Award-winning performance as Angelica Schuyler, will reportedly leave sometime in the fall. She’s set to join the 10-episode Netflix sci-fi drama “Altered Carbon,” starring Joel Kinnaman.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

Set in the 25th century and based on Richard Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name, the series explores what happens when the human mind becomes digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to another. Kinnaman plays Takeshi Kovacs, an ex-elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years and is downloaded into a future he had tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he will get a chance at a new life on Earth.

Goldsberry will play the role of Quellcrist Falconer, a revolutionary and leader of the rebellion against the Protectorate. She is a master strategist, as well as the love of Kovacs’ life.

Diggs, a Tony winner for his roles as Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton, will appear in his last performance on July 15.

Miranda and fellow original cast members Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr. departed July 9.

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