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.
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!