http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-makes-australian-debut-melbourne-sydney-2015-10-29October 29, 2015|0 comments
Audra McDonald makes her Australian debut with a one-night-only performance at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall this Saturday, October 31, followed by three performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House from November 5 to 7. The six-time Tony Award winner has been performing for audiences across the US over the past several months, bringing what the Los Angeles Times calls her "downright inspirational" interpretations of American classics to stages from California to Connecticut.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Touraudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-perform-white-house-celebration-american-creativity-2015-10-14October 14, 2015|0 comments
Audra McDonald will take part in a very special performance, "A Celebration of American Creativity," at The White House tonight, as part of the series In Performance at the White House. They will join President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and performers including Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, Keb' Mo', Smokey Robinson, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Taylor, and Usher, with special readings and remarks from Carol Burnett, in celebration of art and literature in unique American musical forms. The event will stream live at whitehouse.gov/live starting at 7:25 PM ET tonight. A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House will premiere on PBS on Friday, January 8, 2016.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Televisionaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-emmy-award-win-live-lincoln-center-sweeney-todd-2015-09-14September 14, 2015|0 comments
Audra McDonald, a six-time Tony Award winner, now shares an Emmy Award as host of Live From Lincoln Center's telecast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The show has won the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. As the official host of the PBS series, McDonald shares the award with the show’s producers. She has served as the official host of Live From Lincoln Center since 2012. This marks her fourth Emmy nomination and her first win.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-helps-raise-funds-covenant-house-2015-07-30July 30, 2015|0 commentsAudra McDonald Helps Raise Funds for Covenant House, Offering Singing Telegrams, Signed Albums, More
Audra McDonald, a board member of Covenant House International, has embarked on a campaign to raise $25,000 or more for the organization in its 2015 Broadway Sleep Out fundraising campaign to serve homeless young people in need. She is offering an array of one-of-a-kind prizes in exchange for donations made between now and Wednesday, August 5, including personalized Tweets, signed CDs, singing telegrams, video messages, and a chance to join her for hot chocolate at Sardi's.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-bjork-time-100-list-most-influential-people-2015-04-16April 16, 2015|0 comments
Audra McDonald and Björk have been named to the TIME 100 List, the magazine's annual list of the world's Most Influential People, as was Richard Linklater, the director of the film Boyhood. They join a list of honorees that includes Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, Pope Francis, and Kanye West, among others.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carnegie-hall-2015-16-season-mehldau-cooder-kronos-andres-denk-mcdonald-adamsFebruary 06, 2015|0 commentsCarnegie Hall 2015–16 Season to Include Brad Mehldau, Ry Cooder, Kronos Quartet, Timo Andres, Jeremy Denk, Audra McDonald, John Adams
Carnegie Hall has announced its 2015–16 concert season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed hall's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Brad Mehldau, Ry Cooder, Kronos Quartet, Timo Andres, Jeremy Denk, and Audra McDonald, as well as the New York premiere of a new work by John Adams.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-brings-lady-day-emersons-bar-grill-hbo-2014-12-17December 17, 2014|0 comments
Audra McDonald will bring her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday from Lanie Robertson’s musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill to HBO. Filming before a live audience at Café Brasil in New Orleans this month, the special will feature McDonald in her history-making performance as the jazz icon. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill tells Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. Audra McDonald became Broadway’s most decorated performer when she won her sixth Tony Award for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill earlier this year.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Televisionaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-begins-extensive-us-concert-tour-2014-12-02December 02, 2014|1 comments
Audra McDonald launches her extensive 2014–15 concert season with a performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA tonight. The season includes shows in more than 30 cities in 18 different states across the US, among them five cities in California and five in Florida; three each in New Jersey and upstate New York; dates in Indianapolis, Charlotte, Boston, Chapel Hill, and Tucson; and a return to Carnegie Hall. McDonald won a record-breaking sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill earlier this year and released her latest solo album, Go Back Home, in 2013.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Touraudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-wins-record-breaking-sixth-tony-award-lead-actress-lady-day-2014-06-09June 09, 2014|2 commentsAudra McDonald Wins Record-Breaking Sixth Tony Award, for Lead Actress in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"
Congratulations to Audra McDonald, winner of the 2014 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 & Grill. This marks a historic sixth Tony Award win for McDonald, the most ever for a performer. Watch her acceptance speech here. She recently won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her portrayal of the legendary jazz singer.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videoaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-audra-mcdonald-guests-the-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon-2014-03-13March 13, 2014|0 comments
Audra McDonald was a special guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC last night. The five-time Tony Award winner stopped by the studio to help Fallon out on a Suggestion Box request to give voice to some sage Yahoo! Answers in her own inimitable way. Watch the segment here. McDonald returns to Broadway this spring to take on the role of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Tickets are on sale now.