‘Hamilton’ actress to speak at TU

PHOTO SUBMITTED Pictured is Betsy Struxness, actress from the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” who is to be speaking at Tiffin University as part of Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness.

In part with Tiffin University’s Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness, TU is to host a Broadway performer who performed in the musical “Hamilton.”

Actress Betsy Struxness is to talk about how she got to where she is today during a presentation 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 19 in the Marion Center.

Julia Porter, project manager for Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness at TU, said Struxness’ visit is the perfect kick-off to the week.

Porter said several classes have been studying the book “Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life.”

“‘Hamilton’ represents history and aligns very well with the institution’s mission of educating students by linking knowledge to professional practice,” Porter said. “Which also is what we are trying to do with Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness.”

Tiffin University President Lillian Schumacher said “Hamilton” is a living illustration of what Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness is all about.

Struxness is a performer and photographer based in New York. She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance from The Juilliard School. She has performed on cruise ships, Broadway and television and recorded voiceovers. Other than “Hamilton” on Broadway, she performed in “Wicked,” “Memphis,” “Leap of Faith,” “Scandalous” and “Matilda.”

Porter said many students may not get the chance to see “Hamilton” performed live, and having Struxness at TU is a great way to bring the musical to the area.

Porter said the university also is to host other student events centered on Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness.

The event is free, but seats

are limited. To register, visit www.tiffin.edu/about/ataglance/ccu/guest-speaker.