Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

American singer and actress
Star of the Broadway stage and the television screen, with multiple Tony Awards and a beautiful, classically trained soprano voice.Wikipedia
BornJuly 3, 1970
HometownWest Berlin
Height5'8" (1.73m)
SpousePeter Donovan (m 2000 - 2009) , Will Swenson (m 2012 - present)
ChildrenZoe Madeline Donovan
ParentsStanley McDonald, Jr , Anna McDonald


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Martin, McDonald, Porter join stars in telethon for Ukraine

  • A roster of film, TV and theater all-stars — including Steve Martin, Annette Bening, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez — have signed up for a 10-hour telethon to raise money for the victims of the war in Ukraine


Audra McDonald makes Broadway history

Broadway history was made at the 68th annual Tony Awards in New York. Actress Audra McDonald won her sixth award and became the only woman to win a Tony in all four acting categories. Hosting the ceremony was award-winning actor Hugh Jackman, who presented McDonald with the award for best actress. Acclaimed for her role as Billie Holiday in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar’, she is now tied with the late Julie Harris, who also had six wins. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston took the Tony for best actor for his portrayal of Lyndon B Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s ‘All The Way’, which also won best play. Meanwhile, comedy ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ and 90s musical ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ tied for the most Tonys, with four awards each. Sitcom star Neil Patrick took the title of Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of a transgender rocker who had been mutilated in a sex change gone wrong, in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch’.


2017Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited SeriesLady Day at Emerson's Bar & GrillNominated
2016Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or MovieLady Day at Emerson's Bar & GrillNominated
2008Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieA Raisin in the Sun (2008 film)Nominated
2001Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieWit (film)Nominated