Audra McDonald Opens Caramoor’s 73rd Summer Season

February 5th 2018


On June 16, the Caramoor Center for the Arts and Music will open its 90-acre estate for its 73rd summer season. In an evening of theater classics and contemporary songs, Audra kicks off the seven-week festival in a concert with music director Andy Einhorn and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Single tickets available on February 20. For those unable to attend in Westchester, the concert will be broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR, Classical 90.3 FM Ossining, and streamed at

Audra McDonald to receive the National Equality Award

January 26th 2018


On Saturday, February 3, Audra McDonald will be recognized at the Human Rights Campaign’s Greater New York Gala. They will honor her with the National Equality Award in recognition of her outstanding efforts in standing up for LGBTQ rights. In 2011, she joined pro-equality marchers in Albany to lobby New York state senators in the days leading up to their groundbreaking vote for marriage equality, and in 2009, she joined Twitter to promote the cause, using the Twitter handle @AudraEqualityMc.

HRC President Chad Griffen said, “From the Broadway stage to the silver screen, Audra McDonald has captivated and inspired audiences around the globe in a truly profound way. Most importantly, she uses her incredible talent to help make the world a better place by speaking out for the vulnerable and the oppressed. We are proud to recognize such a vocal advocate for LGBTQ equality at this year’s Greater New York Gala.”

Audra is also the 2009 recipient of the Ally For Equality Award from the organization. You can watch her acceptance speech here.

Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala Lineup Announced

January 25th 2018

Screen Shot 2018-02-08 at 3.20.24 PMOn October 3, Carnegie Hall opens its 2018-2019 season with Audra McDonald, Renée Fleming, Michael Tilson Thomas, and the San Francisco Symphony. An installment of Tilson Thomas’ Perspectives series, the gala will feature Ravel’s La valse, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and An American in Paris,  as well as songs, arias, and duets from opera and musical theater.

Click here for more information and gala reservations.

Spend New Year’s Eve with Audra McDonald & the New York Philharmonic

December 21st 2017


On December 31, Audra McDonald will host New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway, a centennial tribute to the iconic composer Leonard Bernstein on PBS. The program will feature songs from his hit shows including Candide, On the Town, West Side Story, and Wonderful Town. Under the direction of Bramwell Tovey, the storied orchestra will be joined by Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes, and Aaron Tveit.

Nationally televised as part of Live from Lincoln Center, the concert will begin at 9 PM ET. Click here to check local listings.

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