‘Hamilton’ Actress Inspires MS Chorus

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Acclaimed actress Syndee Winters, known for her performances as the three Schuyler sisters in the Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” recently paid an inspirational visit to middle school chorus students. The seventh- and eighth-graders were rehearsing a “Hamilton” medley for their winter concert, and Winters came to give them a taste of what the music sounds like when sung by a professional theater musician.

Winters, who has also appeared as Nala in the touring company of “The Lion King,” performed two songs from Hamilton, "Burn" and "Satisfied,” and spoke at length about how she achieved her level of success despite her modest beginnings. She talked to the young musicians about having a “Vision Board” upon which to put pictures of goals they would like to achieve in their future, and told them to look at it every day and be reminded of what they need to do to accomplish their dreams. She also stayed afterwards to sign autographs and take selfies with the middle schoolers.

“It was an incredible, musical, motivational, inspirational experience for our students,” said chorus director Patricia Bryan.