Audra McDonald makes Tony history winning her sixth award

Audra Lady DayLast night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Audra McDonald won a record-breaking sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Her latest win, her first in the Lead Actress in a Play category, also marks the first time a performer has won Tonys in all four acting categories. Audra previously won as Best Featured Actress in a Play (A Raisin in the Sun and Master Class), Best Lead Actress in a Musical (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Ragtime and Carousel).

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill runs through August 10 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Click here to purchase tickets.