Monday, June 11, 2012
Audra McDonald Wins Tony Award for Lead Actress in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which also took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, marks Audra McDonald's tenth turn in a Broadway production. Last night's win marks her fifth Tony Award—tying the record held by Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris—and her first for Leading Actress, following earlier Tonys for Featured roles in Carousel (1994), Master Class (1996), Ragtime (1998), and A Raisin in the Sun (2004). McDonald has recorded four solo albums for Nonesuch Records: Way Back to Paradise (1998), How Glory Goes (2000), Happy Songs (2002), and Build a Bridge (2006).
Watch Audra McDonald's 2012 Tony Award acceptance speech here:
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