Audra McDonald receives Emmy nomination for HBO’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

July 14th 2016

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 5.05.41 PM copyAs announced this morning, Audra McDonald has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for portraying Billie Holiday in HBO’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.

Lady Dat at Emerson’s Bar & Grill was filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, recreating the atmosphere of the Broadway production that earned Audra her record-breaking sixth Tony Award in 2014.

Watch Lady Day on HBO and tune in to the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing September 18, 2016, on ABC.

New York Times ‘Table for Three’ with Audra McDonald and Zachary Quinto

July 11th 2016

IMG_5052Audra McDonald met with Zachary Quinto and Philip Galanes in the Stanford White Studio at the Lambs Club earlier this summer to talk acting beginnings and how their experiences brought them closer to the stage. Check out this Sunday’s New York Times and learn more about their personal and professional journeys and how it led to their involvement with Covenant House and The Trevor Project, two organizations dedicated to helping young people in need.

Read the full article here.

Broadway unites for Orlando

June 20th 2016

AM.BwayforOrlando releaseIn response to the horrific shooting that took place at an Orlando nightclub, Broadway stars joined forces to honor the victims and their families with a recording of Hal David and Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now is Love.” Audra McDonald sings alongside friends and colleagues from the Broadway community including Carole King, Nathan Lane, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters, Seth Rudetsky and Shuffle Along castmates Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter. Visit to watch an exclusive video from the recording studio.

Purchase the recording here on iTunes. All proceeds will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

Live from the Beacon Theater: 2016 Tony Awards!

June 10th 2016

Tony logoThis Sunday, Audra McDonald joins friends and colleagues at the Beacon Theater in New York to celebrate the outstanding work in Broadway theater at the 70th Tony Awards ceremony.

The ceremony includes performances by all nominees for Best Musical, including Audra’s own show, Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.

If you don’t have a ticket to the Tony’s, tune in to CBS this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT to watch it live!

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