Meet Audra at the premiere of Beauty and the Beast in LA!

February 27th 2017

AM.BATBposterWin a chance to attend the world premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and do a world of good by supporting the work of Covenant House. Audra is auctioning off two tickets to the screening and pre-party in Los Angeles on March 2 and donating the proceeds to help homeless youth across America.

Learn more about Covenant House here, and make a bid on

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill London dates announced!

February 3rd 2017

Audra Lady DayAfter postponing performances of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Gill because of the bundle of joy that is Sally James McDonald-Swenson (evidenced herehere, and here), Audra McDonald is finally bringing her award-winning performance of Billie Holiday to Wyndham’s Theatre in London for a 14-week run this summer.

Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Lonny Price, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill opened at the Circle in the Square theater in 2014 to great acclaim, earning Audra her sixth Tony Award, an Outer Circle Critics Award and a Drama Desk Award.

In addition to her stage performance, Audra can also be seen in the HBO special, filmed live at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill opens at Wyndham’s Theatre on June 17, and tickets go on sale February 3. Visit for more information.

SAG-AFTRA Conversation with Audra McDonald

January 24th 2017

sagaftraWatch live on January 24 at 7 PM as Audra McDonald talks to’s Richard Ridge. Enjoy the special episode of “Backstage With Richard Ridge” and hear from Audra on her SAG Award nomination for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a role she also portrayed on Broadway in her Tony-winning performance in 2014.

Visit the SAG-AFTRA YouTube page, watch on Audra’s Facebook, or stream the interview below.


Audra snags SAG and NAACP nominations for HBO’s Lady Day

December 14th 2016

As announced today Audra Lady Dayin the press, Audra has been nominated two awards for her performance in HBO’s special Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. The celebrated actress and singer was recognized by the Screen Actors Guild in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special.

Audra first performed the role of Billie Holiday on Broadway in 2014, and later won her sixth Tony Award for the same production.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill was filmed live at Café Brasil in New Orleans and aired on HBO in March 2016. Stream Lady Day online and tune in to the SAG Awards on January 29, 2017 and the NAACP Image Awards on February 11, 2017.

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