Audra McDonald Biography

Also Credited As:
  • Audra Ann McDonald

  • Date Of Birth:
    July 03, 1970 (44)
    Birth Place:
    Berlin, GERMANY

    @AudraEqualityMc - 2/28/15 11:37am Ok, the taxi dispatcher was happy to see me...again...for the 3rd time this week. One of us is spending too much time at LaGuardia Airport.

    @AudraEqualityMc - 2/27/15 01:54pm "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few...or the one" RIP Leonard Nimoy


    Broadway: Carousel (Tony Award), Master Class (Tony Award), Ragtime (Tony Award), A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award), Marie Christine (Tony nomination), 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), Henry IV, The Secret Garden.

    Opera: La Voix Humaine and Send (who are you? I love you), Houston Grand Opera; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, LA Opera.

    Television: "Private Practice" (Dr. Naomi Bennett) on ABC, "A Raisin in the Sun" (Emmy nomination), "Wit" (Emmy nomination), "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Law & Order: SVU," "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," "The Bedford Diaries," and "Kidnapped," and the 1999 television remake of "Annie" (Miss Farrell).

    Films: She Got Problems, Best Thief in the World, It Runs in the Family, The Object of My Affection, Seven Servants, and Rampart (upcoming).

    McDonald has recorded four solo albums for Nonesuch Records and won two 2009 Grammy Awards for The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. She maintains an active concert career, appearing with her own ensemble and with major orchestras and conductors across the U.S. and abroad.

    Training: The Juilliard School.

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