VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Billie Holiday on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
The Tony Award-nominated Audra McDonald talked to CBS SUNDAY MORNING's Mo Rocca this Sunday about two legendary singers: Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, whom she is playing on Broadway in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill."
Of Billy Holiday, McDonald tells Rocca, "And all of those sort of domestic things that she craved and wanted desperately, I'm fortunate to have. I'm the luckiest person I know."
Check out a clip from the appearance below!
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill stars five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald under the direction of Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act), began previews Tuesday, March 25, 2014, with an officially opened on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill recounts Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous. 1959, in a small, intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witnesses to one of the last performances of her life. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time shares her loves and her losses.
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