http://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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video Televisionaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-return-broadway-lady-day-at-emersons-bar-grill-2014-02-25February 25, 2014|0 comments
Five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald returns to Broadway this spring to take on the role of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, which recounts Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. Directed by Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act), the musical begins previews March 25, 2014, at the Circle in the Square Theatre for a limited ten-week engagement with only 70 performances; opening night is set for April 13. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 6.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carnegie-hall-2014-15-season-jeremy-denk-richard-goode-gidon-kremer-kronos-quartet-2014-01-29January 29, 2014|0 commentsCarnegie Hall 2014–15 Season to Include Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode, Gidon Kremer, Kronos Quartet, Audra McDonald
Carnegie Hall has announced its 2014–15 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 Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode, Gidon Kremer, Kronos Quartet, and Audra McDonald, as well as an all–Steve Reich program and the New York premiere of a work by Jonny Greenwood.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsaudra mcdonaldhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-audra-mcdonald-performs-climb-evry-mountain-nbc-sound-of-music-live-broadcast-2013-12-09December 09, 2013|0 commentsWatch: Audra McDonald Performs "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" From NBC's "The Sound of Music" Live Broadcast
Audra McDonald wowed an audience of more than 18 million viewers on the live, televised broadcast of The Sound of Music on NBC last Thursday, portraying the Mother Abbess to great critical acclaim. McDonald "has been pretty much unanimously appointed the show-stealer of the night," says TIME. The Christian Science Monitor says "McDonald was a majestic Mother Abbess." The Los Angeles Times says: "The golden pipes of McDonald, playing the Rev. Mother, opened the broadcast, but her memorable scene came later, singing 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain,' one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most enduring numbers from their 1959 Broadway musical." Watch the performance here. And hear her take on "Edelweiss" on her new album, Go Back Home.