Mandy Gonzalez | News & Reviews

Mandy Gonzalez of ‘Hamilton’ to Bring Her Songs to the Schimmel

Aug 7, 2018

Mandy Gonzalez spends most nights on the Broadway stage of “Hamilton,” where she stars as Angelica Schuyler, but she’ll move downtown on Sept. 29 to help the Schimmel Center in Lower Manhattan open its new season with a solo show built around songs from her new EP, “Fearless: B Sides.”


The EP is a follow-up to her debut album from 2017, “Fearless,” whose title track, inspired by Ms. Gonzalez’s family history, was written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.


The coming season at the Schimmel, a performing arts center operated by Pace University, will feature a range of performers, including Caroline Rhea and Wilco’s percussionist Glenn Kotche.


Ms. Rhea, known for her roles in “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch” and as a host of “The Biggest Loser,” will kick off the season on Sept. 28 with a solo comedy show. Hari Kondabolu, featured in the documentary “The Problem with Apu,” and Yakov Smirnoff, the Soviet-born comedian, will also provide laughs throughout the season.


Fans of the New York Yankees and Latin jazz will be happy to see that the former center fielder Bernie Williams is set to perform with his band on Oct. 12. Mr. Kotche’s collaboration with the Ate9 dance company will follow on Nov. 10. The interdisciplinary piece, “calling glenn,” will tackle “contemporary human experiences and desires,” according to the release.


Battery Dance will bring a bit of Poland to Manhattan with its Krakow-inspired dance “Secrets of the Paving Stones” on Feb. 28, 2019. “On Foot,” a piece from 2017, and a world premiere rounds out the company’s program.


The Schimmel will also host family events next season, including a performance by the New Shanghai Circus on Feb. 24, 2019 and a singalong screening of “Mary Poppins” on Feb. 10, 2019.



To view Schimmel Center 2018-2019 Season Lineup, visit