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Tony Winner Audra McDonald Plans TV Return in CBS Legal Drama The Ordained

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Plans TV Return in CBS Legal Drama The Ordained
Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald lands a role on the CBS pilot 'The Ordained.'

Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is heading to court. McDonald has signed on to play a litigator in the CBS pilot The Ordained, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The pilot, penned by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, centers around Tom (Charlie Cox), a member of a Kennedy-esque dynasty who leaves the priesthood to become a lawyer in order to save his sister from assassination. McDonald plays Anthea, a senior litigator at Tom’s law firm and his main mentor. Lost and Once Upon a Time star Jorge Garcia also co-stars as the firm’s chief investigator.

McDonald is picked up Tonys for her performances in Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime, Master Class and Carousel. Her other Broadway credits include 110 in the Shade, Henry IV, Marie Christine and The Secret Garden. A two-time Emmy nominee, McDonald appeared as a series regular on Private Practice. Her other TV credits include AnnieWit, A Raisin in the Sun and Mister Sterling.
 

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