Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

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  • Audra McDonald on Her Battle with Depression | Where Are They Now | Oprah Winfrey Network

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  • Audra McDonald sings "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from The Sound of Music | The Kennedy Center

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  • "Maybe This Time," (Cabaret), Audra McDonald

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  • Audra McDonald - "Somewhere" (Michael Tilson Thomas Tribute) | 2019 Kennedy Center Honors

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  • Summertime, Audra McDonald

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  • Audra McDonald Sings Yahoo! Answers

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  • My sister, ⁦@shegotproblems⁩ is crazy. https://t.co/J1LvFkNfio

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  • How I warm up these days... https://t.co/wOZlDvLLyD

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Audra Ann McDonald is a German-born American actress and 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. 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. As a classical soprano, she has performed in staged operas with the Houston Grand Opera and the Los Angeles Opera and in concerts with symphony orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic. In 2008 her recording of Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny with the Los Angeles Opera won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Album and the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. She has a close working relationship with composer Michael John LaChiusa who has written several works for her, including the Broadway musical Marie Christine, the opera Send , and The Seven Deadly Sins: A Song Cycle. With her full lyric soprano voice, she maintains an active concert and recording career throughout the United States performing a wide repertoire from classical to musical theater to jazz and popular songs. In 2016, McDonald was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. In 2017 she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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