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AUDRA McDONALD A RECORD-BREAKING 6th TONY AWARD®!

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About the Show

Six-time Tony Award® winner AUDRA MCDONALD returns to Broadway in the role she was born to play: Billie Holiday.
You’re invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written, including "God Bless the Child," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Strange Fruit," and "Taint Nobody's Biz-ness." It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend. So pull up a chair and order up a drink because she's got a life to sing.

WINNER! BEST ACTRESS!

Tony Award®

WINNER! BEST ACTRESS!

Drama Desk Award

WINNER! BEST ACTRESS!

Outer Critics Circle Award

WINNER! BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY

Tony Award®

Audra McDonald

Winner of six Tony Awards® (Lady DayCarousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Audra McDonald has also appeared on Broadway in The Secret Garden, Marie Christine (Tony® nomination), Henry IV, and 110 in the Shade (Tony® nomination). A two-time Grammy® Award-winner, she has released five solo albums on Nonesuch. On television, she was recently seen as “Mother Abbess” in NBC's The Sound of Music Live! and played “Dr. Naomi Bennett” on ABC’s Private Practice for four seasons. She has received Emmy® nominations for A Raisin in the Sun, Wit and her role as official host of PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center. The Juilliard-trained soprano has also appeared on opera stages in Houston and LA and regularly performs with leading orchestras and in concerts with her own ensemble. Her film credits include She Got Problems, Best Thief in the World, It Runs in the Family, The Object of My Affection, Seven Servants and Rampart. Of her many roles, her favorites are the ones performed at home: wife to her husband, actor Will Swenson, and mother to her daughter, Zoe Madeline.

Lanie Robertson • Writer

In 1987, Lanie Robertson won the Outer Critics Circle Award for his Off-Broadway hit, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, which starred Lonette McKee as Billie Holiday, a role later assumed by Eartha Kitt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Loretta Divine and Jackée Harry. His other New York productions include Back County Crimes at Playwrights Horizons, Nasty Little Secrets at Primary Stages, Bringing Mother Down and Cannibal’s Waltz at the Abingdon Theatre and Woman Before a Glass at the Promenade with Mercedes Ruehl. For television, Mr. Robertson wrote the Diana Ross special Red Hot ‘n’ Blue for ABC and Journey Into Genius, which aired on PBS’s American Playhouse and starred Matthew Modine.

Lonny Price • Director

Broadway: Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade, Danny Glover in Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold” ... and the Boys, Joan Rivers in Sally Marr and Her Escorts (co-written with Ms. Rivers and Erin Sanders) and himself in A Class Act (co-written with Linda Kline), for which he earned a Tony Award® nomination. He recently directed the New York Philharmonic’s production of Sweeney Todd (starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel), as well as Company (starring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer and Patti LuPone). He received an Emmy Award® for Sondheim: The Birthday Concert. Other Philharmonic collaborations include Candide (starring Kristin Chenoweth), Camelot (starring Gabriel Bynre), Sweeney Todd (starring Ms. LuPone and George Hearn), for which he received an Emmy®, and Sondheim’s Passion starring Ms. LuPone, Audra McDonald and Michael Cerveris. 

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