STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Talks Gay Marriage & PORGY AND BESS
Audra McDonald can now add wedding singer to her resume (alongside winning four Tony Awards). On Sunday, July 24, McDonald was the guest singer at the same-sex wedding of a Bloomberg administration staffer at Gracie Mansion. Bloomberg himself officiated the ceremony. Yesterday, McDonald visited The View to talk about the event and marriage equality with the ladies. Click below for her on screen segment, in addition to a behind the scenes chat!
McDonald has also just announced her full itinerary for her upcoming Fall concert tour, which launches from Philadelphia's Kimmel Center on October 1. McDonald's full tour schedule is as follows:
Oct. 1- Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 2- Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Oct. 4- Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC
Oct. 6- McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ
Oct. 11- the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Oct. 15- Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA
Oct. 22- Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Oct. 29- Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Nov. 4- Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
Nov. 5- Hayes Hall, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL
Nov. 8- Phillips Center, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Nov. 10- Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, SC
Nov. 11- Peace Center, Greenville, SC
Nov. 12- Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA
Nov. 13- Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham, AL
Nov. 29- Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State, University Park, PA
McDonald has stared in the ABC television drama Private Practice as Dr. Naomi Bennett. She has appeared on stage in Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, 110 in the Shade, Master Class, Carousel, and more. She maintains an active concert and recording career, performing song cycles and operas as well as performing in concert throughout the US. She has won the Tony Award four times and Grammy Award twice. She will return to Broadway in the winter opposite Norm Lewis in Porgy and Bess.
For additional information about the tour, visit: www.nonesuch.com/on-tour/audra-mcdonald.