Category Archives: Tony Awards

Audra McDonald Makes History

Congratulations to Audra McDonald!  Tonight, the amazingly talented singer and actress made history by winning the Tony Award for Best Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. The win is Audra’s sixth which makes her the winningest woman in Tony history.  It also makes his the only person to have a Tony in each of the four acting categories.

Check out her acceptance speech here:

And the Tony Goes To…

Congratulations to Cicely Tyson and Patina Miller for their wins at the 2013 Tony Awards.

RA Cicely and Patina

Ms. Tyson won for Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play, for her role in A Trip to Bountiful.

RS Cicely in Bountiful

Check out Ms. Tyson’s speech:

And Ms. Miller won for  Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical, for her work in Pippin.

RS Patina Pippn

And here is Ms. Miller’s acceptance speech:

Congrats also go out to Courtney B. Vance and Billy Porter for their wins as well.  It was a great year for African Americans on Broadway.

Audra McDonald in Porgy and Bess

Tonight the 66th Annual Tony Awards are being broadcast on television.  Among the nominees this year is the incomparable Audra McDonald. She is nominated for her role as Bess in The Gershwins Porgy and Bess.

While I have never seen her on Broadway, I have been a fan of Audra’s for a while. Her voice is beyond amazing and her acting skills are equally impressive. I found these 2 clips of her work in Porgy and Bess and wanted to share. Enjoy!

“Summertime”

“I Loves You, Porgy” also featuring Norm Lewis