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Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

Claim to fame

One of the most honored actresses of her generation, Audra McDonald is the winner of five Tony Awards (for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess) and has been nominated for two additional Tonys (Marie Christine, 110 in the Shade). In addition to musicals, McDonald has triumphed in Shakespeare (Twelfth Night, Henry IV) and won TV fame in Private Practice. After a four-year absence, she returned to Broadway in Porgy and Bess, winning her latest Tony in the process.

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Six-Time Tony Champ Audra McDonald on Why Lady Day Makes Her Hit the Drive-Thru, Acting with Oprah and Being a Broadway Broad

Tony winner Audra McDonald talks about Will Swenson's "muffin chops," the infamous Lady Day candy incident and what size bra she would need to embrace the title "Mama Broadway."

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