Audra mcdonald and norm lewis perform a scene from porgy and bess at the 66th annual tony awards, june 10, 2012, at the beacon theatre in new york city. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape huffposts next chapter. Her mother anna kathryn was a university administrator and her father stanley mcdonald jr. Its free, but you can donate to the actors fund to support theater workers unemployed due to the. The legendary broadway icon described her process of starting a new show and new character, i spent some time sitting in diners observing certain waitresses especially waitresses who had seemed like they had been there for a long. Audra mcdonald biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. Audra mcdonald on her frankie and johnny intimacy director.
On this installment of creators at carnegie, talented young soprano audra mcdonald debuts her new song cycle, the seven deadly sins, and several of her favorite tunes from the american popular. Audra mcdonald on playing garderobe in beauty and the beast. Audra mcdonald, brian stokes mitchell wheels of a dream by hachinomusasi2008. Tv med shows donate masks, cannes delayed amid coronavirus. Audra ann mcdonald is a tony awardwinning american actress and singer, born in berlin, germany and raised in fresno, california. Evgenia eliseeva but those plans were thrown off course by her pregnancy.
Audra mcdonald interprets and sings each song beautifully. Audra mcdonald is a fine actress and a remarkable singer. Primarily known for her work on the broadway stage, she has won six tony awards, more performance wins than any other actor, and is the only person to win all four acting categories. Audra mcdonald opens up about her suicide attempt abc news.
Sdpb radios jazz nightly features the music of sixtime tony awardwinning singer and actress audra mcdonald tonight, in anticipation of her performance next week in brookings. Wolfe and sixtime tony award winner audra mcdonald. Its where i interview broadway people while we eat pizza. Born july 3, 1970 in west berlin now part of berlin, germany as audra ann mcdonald, she is an actress and singer, best known for her many roles on the broadway theatre stage. Audra mcdonald on her battle with depression where. If broadway is more your thing, check out actors fund stars in the house, a series of athome concerts and dishy interviews with top broadway performers, which includes idina menzel, kristen chenoweth, and audra mcdonald on its future slate. In defense of stanley tucci forgetting he worked with emma thompson.
In a recent interview with alec baldwin on his wnyc studios podcast heres the thing, the sixtime tony award winner opens up about her journey. She has performed in musicals, operas, and dramas such as a moon for the misbegotten, 110 in the shade, carousel, ragtime, master class and porgy and bess. In this combination photo, audra mcdonald attends the 42nd annual kennedy center honors at the kennedy center in washington on dec. Audra mcdonalds journey from broadway to tv and back youtube. The wiz broadways audra mcdonald pictures cbs news.
They also revealed the new poster for the film which, via a traditional mountain of faces, gives us our first look at some of the characters from the film. Sing happy, the new live album from sixtime tony award winner audra mcdonald, is available for digital download may 11. She has performed in musicals, operas, and dramas such as a moon for the misbegotten, 110 in the shade, carousel, ragtime, master class and. Recording of audra with ny philharmonic on youtube message. She has won more tony awards than any other actor, most recently for her resurrection of jazz legend billie holiday in lady day at the. She will perform at the sdsu performing arts center next tuesday, february 23, as part of the woodbine productions concert series. Audra mcdonald thanks parents for no add meds the sixtime tony award winner says a life in theater has helped with her hyperactivity.
Audra ann mcdonald is an american actress and singer. Audra mcdonald announces shes pregnant at 45 us weekly. This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Audra mcdonald opens up about troubling times at julliard. For broadways audra mcdonald, artistry and activism go. Ibdb internet broadway database archive is the official database for broadway theatre information. However, compared to her album way back to paradise, this album is not as interesting or original because the material is so familiar.
So far i have interviewed alex brightman and james harkness. Moderated by richard ridge of s backstage with richard ridge. In this video segment, performance today host fred child talks with mcdonald about. In celebration of black history month, the academy of achievement presents a host of outstanding african american leaders in the arts, sciences, business, sports and public service. We met, of all places, in front of gristedes some freakishly cold winters day i had on several unflattering layers of wool he slipped on the ice with his grocery bags full. Brian hertz, piano mark vanderpoel, bass gene levin, drums. Exclusive interview with audra mcdonald and gugu mbatharaw. Jazz nightly features music of audra mcdonald tonight. I had the opportunity to interview versatile broadway star audra mcdonald, whom the new york times has called probably the most talented person on the planet. Obama girl amber lee ettinger interview on the mike and juliet show by modernchuye. In defense of stanley tucci forgetting he worked with emma. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from audra mcdonald at the discogs marketplace. I cannot imaging how much of a strain it must be to do that day after day sometimes twice a day and tip my hat to a master of her craft. Today, audra mcdonald is known as a broadway superstar, but her path to fame wasnt.
As wonderful as audra sounds on youtube tvetc, she sounds a million times better live. Soprano audra mcdonald performing the great american songbook with ted sperling, musical director and piano, at the caramoor international music festival in katonah, new york on june 30, 2001. Audra mcdonald and swenson reprised their roles in a twoweek fundraising production of 110 in the shade at the hale center theater in orem, utah. Audra mcdonald s instagram profile has 335 photos and videos. The drawing may be purchased as wall art, home decor, apparel, phone cases, greeting cards, and more. May 03, 2016 audra mcdonald has won a record six tonys throughout her career for her roles in carousel, master class, ragtime, a raisin in the sun, porgy and bess and lady day at emersons bar and grill. Mar 02, 2017 beauty and the beast official behindthescenes interview with audra mcdonald. July 4, 2000 at 29, audra mcdonald is a broadway star. Audra mcdonald sits down with david letterman to talk about her starring role as billie holliday in the broadway production of lady day at. Jun 06, 20 more of jeffrey browns conversation with actress and singer audra mcdonald. Audra mcdonald, in full audra ann mcdonald, born july 3, 1970, west berlin, west germany now berlin, germany, american actress and singer whose melodious soprano voice and expressive stage presence made her a primary figure on broadway in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. I spoke with a shift manager for all of five minutes and she just asked me a few questions about my availability and offered me the job within the next few minutes.
In this weeks podcast, a short play by lynn nottage, a womans words prove cosmically powerful. Audra mcdonald wins 6th tony award for role in lady. Tv med shows donate masks, cannes delayed amid coronavirus they may only play doctors on tv, but theyre giving reallife help to hospitals that have taken a. Audra mcdonald and gugu mbatharaw spark positivity in. Theres a sameness about some of her other recordings but not this one. Tony winner audra mcdonald talks about will swensons muffin chops, the infamous lady day candy incident and. Coralie seright, interview with audra mcdonald and gugu mbatharaw. Audra mcdonald plays bess in the opera porgy and bess, which closes on broadway next month. For someone whos been a fan of audra mcdonald since 1998, when i bought her first cd at tower records as a high school sophomore, the question. Read our exclusive interview with audra mcdonald garderobe and gugu mbatharaw plumette about disneys beauty and the beast in theaters 31717.
Primarily known for her work on the broadway stage, she has won six tony awards, more performance wins. Composerconductor esapekka salonen and singer audra mcdonald perform on stage at soundstage l. She commanded the theatre and television, earning six tony awards, two grammy awards, and an emmybut now shes sharing a story that hasnt been seen on broadway. Tonywinning actress audra mcdonald is expecting a baby with.
Interview with audra mcdonald and abby cadabby at sesame street. This interview was originally broadcast on may 15, 2012. Shes won three tony awards, and her new cd mixes songs from wellknown composers such as harold arlen and irving berlin. Yes, season 4 of the good fight debuts on streamer cbs all access. In a talk of the nation interview on npr, asianamerican actor thom sesma said. Audra mcdonald and laura linney have beef on the tonys. The sixtime tony awardwinner talks about her incredible onstage flips and the surprising role that got away. Audra mcdonald talks all things billie holiday for her long awaited west end debut in lady day. Exclusive interview with audra mcdonald and gugu mbatha. Jonathan groff appears with other frozen stars on online. Beauty and the beast audra mcdonald official movie interview. Audra mcdonald on her battle with depression youtube. Audra ann mcdonald born july 3, 1970 is an american actress and singer.
The movie is available for streaming on youtube here. They also chat about working with terrence mcnally and zoe caldwell. Listen to the whole exclusive beauty and the beast interview with audra mcdonald and gugu mbatharaw below. Broadway stars stream, rock stars stay off road amid virus. Below are videos organized roughly in chronological order that not always perfectly, but sometimes spectacularly sample her eclectic and electric broadway career. Audra mcdonald, former star of abcs private practice and current star of broadways. This interview originally aired on show people, a talk show hosted by paul wontorek that can be seen on, youtube. The track when did i fall in love from the broadway show fiorello is a total knock out.
Morris talks with the shows writerdirector tony award winner george c. Editorinchief paul wontorek sits down with broadway favorite cheyenne jackson to chat about becoming a dad, his lady gaga dream project and his role in the new movie musical hello again opposite audra mcdonald. Jonathan groff was among the frozen stars appearing on a tuesday march 31, episode of stars in the house, a daily online broadway fundraiser for the actors fund. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Get youtube premium get youtube tv best of youtube music. Audra mcdonald has won six tony awards performing in a dozen plays and musicals on broadway. An evening with audra mcdonald a city lights special concert. She shared her excitement for the new season, which begins march 14, and the many political and social issues the show touches upon. Audra mcdonald originally auditioned for beauty and the beast on broadway but didnt make the cast. This was her sixth tony award win, and it meant that she set a number of records. Other interesting things i learned during the interview. Mar 27, 2015 tony awardwinning actress audra mcdonald, who also starred in televisions private practice, is in final negotiations to join the cast of disneys liveaction version of beauty and the beast. Jan 01, 20 the best of audra mcdonald mcdonald, audra on.
Listen to the inside broadway episode audra mcdonald. They talk about how she prepares before the show and the challenges of the role. Thompson and tucci are also seen in the same room in this abc news interview, with only audra mcdonald. One of the best drama series on television that youre probably not watching returns for a fourth season on april 9, 2020. And we are off to an amazing beauty and the beast interview week, first was emma and dan then luke and josh, now it is audra and gugus turn. So im going a youtube series called a pizza your mind. Check out what they have to say in this exclusive interview during the be our guest event. Audra mcdonald reveals her inspiration for frankie in. More of jeffrey browns conversation with actress and singer audra mcdonald. Audra mcdonald and michael shannon on frankie and johnny. On october 8, 2009, swenson appeared as in the guest cameo slot for the extension performance of katie. Carousel broadways audra mcdonald pictures cbs news. Among the most honored and admired men and women of our times, they include heroes of the civil rights.
Exclusive beauty and the beast interview with audra. Apr 06, 2017 audra mcdonald in lady day at emersons bar and grill at circle in the square theatre, new york, in 2014. Audra mcdonald and gugu mbatharaw breathe life and sass into the roles of garderobe and plumette which left me cheering. Alongside watson, stevens and evans we have stanley tucci, ewan mcgregor, ian mckellen, emma thompson, josh gad, kevin kline, audra mcdonald, gugu mbatharaw and nathan mack. Audra mcdonald in lady day at emersons bar and grill at circle in the square theatre, new york, in 2014. Audra mcdonald live album sing happy released digitally may 11. Audra mcdonald works her socks off never off stage for the entire 90 odd minutes of the play she pours her heart and soul into it. Audra mcdonald joining disneys liveaction beauty and the. She studied classical voice as an undergraduate at the juilliard school of music, graduating in 1993. Star of the broadway stage and the television screen, with multiple tony awards and a beautiful, classically trained soprano voice. Its going to be hard to write something meaningful about her new album go back home without using the adjective beautiful at least a dozen times because her voice is simply, truly, fantastically beautiful and moreover there. Apr 06, 2016 today, audra mcdonald is known as a broadway superstar, but her path to fame wasnt a smooth one. Seeing audra ann mcdonald in carousel was one of those.1064 1267 1479 734 108 801 356 1428 17 1499 540 268 633 1047 1020 913 1420 1496 614 1527 969 900 1187 314 962 1593 625 161 1226 176 174 466 697 1430