WATCH: Hamilton Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Explains Why She Still Doesn't Have Her Grammy Award
"We weren't aware when it was happening that it included the people that were singing on the album," she tells PEOPLE
Winning a Grammy award hasn’t changed Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry‘s life – mainly because she doesn’t have the award yet.
The Hamilton Broadway musical soundtrack won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album at this year’s awards ceremony. And while it was a big accomplishment for everyone involved, Goldsberry revealed that at the time, she didn’t know she was included in the list of winning names on the album.
“We weren’t aware when it was happening that it included the people that were singing on the album,” she tells PEOPLE. “We thought it was just producers and writers.”
Now that she is an official Grammy winner, Goldsberry, 45, is still trying to figure out how to get her hands on the coveted trophy.
“I don’t have the Grammy yet,” she says. “I apparently have to send money in to get the Grammy.”
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But while she waits for her award to arrive, Goldsberry, who plays leading lady Angelica Schuyler in the hip-hop-infused musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, is still deciding whether she plans to stay with the show for another year.
“I don’t know what the future holds,” she admits. “I know that if I leave when my contract is up, several people that I love won’t have yet seen me in the show, which makes me want to hang out a little bit longer.”
Along with a Grammy, Hamilton is nominated for an impressive 16 Tony awards. It also recently won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The accolade marks the first musical to win the coveted award since 2010.