VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Audra McDonald Returns to ABC's PRIVATE PRACTICE, 1/22
On Tuesday's series finale of ABC's PRIVATE PRACTICE, five time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returns to reprise her role as "Dr. Naomi Bennett" in the episode entitled "In Which We Say Goodbye". In this special farewell to the beloved doctors of Seaside Health and Wellness, Naomi returns to stand by Addison's side on her wedding day, Cooper struggles with the hardships of being a stay-at-home father, and Violet begins a new project close to her heart. MATT LONG ("Mad Men") and Sarah Ramos ("Parenthood") also guest star. The epidode airs TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Get a sneak peek below!
McDonald recently starred in Broadway's Porgy & Bess for which she won a 2012 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. The actress earned three Tony Awards by the age of 28 for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime. She was nominated for another Tony Award for her performance in Marie Christine before she won her fourth in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She reprised her Raisin role for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination
"Private Practice" stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Benjamin Bratt as Dr. Jake Reilly, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, Brian Benben as Dr. ShelDon Wallace, Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, and Griffin Gluck as Mason Warner, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.
"In Which We Say Goodbye" was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Mark Tinker.