Grab a Drink at the Café Carlyle With Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez

Photo Features   Grab a Drink at the Café Carlyle With Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez The Broadway belter shares how she spends her summer when she isn’t performing in the Tony Award-winning hit musical.
Mandy Gonzalez
Mandy Gonzalez Marc J. Franklin

Standing next to Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez at the Café Carlyle as she overlooks Central Park— impeccably dressed with a cocktail in hand—I am keenly aware that I’m living a New York movie moment. “What’s more fabulous then getting dressed up and going to get drinks with your friend at the Carlyle?” she says with infectious excitement. And still, things are things are going to get a bit more fabulous for the star, who has been spending her summer preparing to make her Carlyle debut this October in a new show called Fearless. For Gonzalez, it’s not just another performance, it’s a dream come true. “When you’re younger and want to come to New York, you’re like, ‘Where would be the ultimate place to play?’ For me, it was always the Carlyle.”

Although she is looking toward the fall, Gonzalez still relishes in the joy of performing in Hamilton over the summer. Presently starring as Angelica Schuyler in the Tony Award-winning hit, she reflects, “Every night when Javier Muñoz says ‘Alexander Hamilton,’ the whole audience erupts. I think that it’s not a summer thing, it’s not a fall thing, It’s not a winter thing… It’s a Hamilton thing.”

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