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)
SpouseWill Swenson (m 2012 - present) , Peter Donovan (m 2000 - 2009)
ChildrenZoe Madeline Donovan
ParentsStanley McDonald, Jr , Anna McDonald
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Videos

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’.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

20 Years of Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir
20 Years of Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir
2021
Respect
Respect
PG-13
2h 25min
2021
The Bite
The Bite
2021
The Good Fight
The Good Fight
TV-MA
0h 45min
2017
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
2016
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
1h 30min
2016
Gala from Berlin 2002 - What a Wonderful Town
Gala from Berlin 2002 - What a Wonderful Town
2011
Americas Orchestra: Celebrating 125 Years of the Boston Pops
Americas Orchestra: Celebrating 125 Years of the Boston Pops
2010
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
PG-13
2h 11min
1975
Celebrate Christmas With Audra McDonald
Celebrate Christmas With Audra McDonald
2005
Mister Sterling
Mister Sterling
1h
2003
Wit
Wit
PG-13
1h 39min
2001
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
1976

Albums

Sing Happy
Sing Happy
2018
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2014
Go Back Home
Go Back Home
2013
Build a Bridge
Build a Bridge
2006
Happy Songs
Happy Songs
2002
How Glory Goes
How Glory Goes
2000
Way Back to Paradise
Way Back to Paradise
1998

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
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 SunNominated
2001Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieWitNominated